macbook trackpad texture

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by baybegirl, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. baybegirl macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2006
    just got brand new macbook and i noticed the trackpad has this different texture to it...some parts have this grainy kind of feel, you can feel the grain but can't see this normal with new macbooks?
  2. 0b5t1r macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2007
    I also noticed this, it bothers me somewhat but not enough for me to complain considering my macbook is otherwise perfect.

    Anyone else notice this?
  3. baybegirl thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2006
    same here..nice to know that i'm not the only one...i think it smoothens out after continued use.
  4. Stadsport macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2006
    I personally love the grainy feel, but enjoy it while it lasts because it'll become smooth and glossy after time :(
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    All you have to do to keep the grainy feel is not play with melted cheese before you use your laptop...

    The grainy texture is supposed to be there, it makes it so you can slide your finger easily under most circumstances. I use an HP laptop at work, and its a flat smoothe surface that is impossible to slide my finger on smoothly. It jitters, sometimes I have to actually roll my finger to get any sort of accuracy.
  6. DigitalN. macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2007
    it doesn't matter if you wash your hands in varsol before you use the Macbook, it wears out over time, end of story.
  7. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Are your hands made of sand paper? Do you play the guitar with both hands? How hard are you people pushing on your touchpads? I barely touch it with my fingers, never had one wear out. I had a Powerbook G4 for a long time and it NEVER EVER wore out.

    My wife has a Macbook, rev a. Not worn out at all. She uses it like all day long.
  8. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have the exact same thing on my MacBook. At first I thought there was a grain of sand stuck on my trackpad and I tried, unsucessfully, to remove it. I've since gotten used to it; but it should not be there. It is a blemish on my otherwise smooth trackpad. :(
  9. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    I've found that the MBP trackpad is easier to use than the macbook's in terms of friction.
  10. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    My brother has it. I don't. Odd. Both the same model.

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