Macbooks come scratched

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheCreeper, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. TheCreeper macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Just curious, to new owners of WHITE MBs. Do you notice that they come with fine scratches on the case (top and bottom)? My 2004 iBook G4 also came with fine scratches and as the years went on it gained even more scratches.

    Just wondering who else noticed this?
  2. bored911 macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2007
    yes, but this is not rare, as styrafoam isn't very forgiving oddly enough. try to ignore it, or see if you can find a filler if you really want. :D
  3. acoustics940 macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2006
    Are you inspecting your computer with a magnifying glass?
  4. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    I didn't see any scratches when mine came out of the box, but then again, I wasn't closely scrutinizing it for fine scratches.
  5. TheCreeper thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    just by moving it in the light i can see fine scratches. i am anal :eek: and i asked another kid who bought his MB at the same time as me to inspect it, so he opened his box up and looked his over and it had the same fine scratches on it as mine.

    I'm not talking TONS of scratches just a few hairline scratches. and as the more i use it the more scratches i see on the outer case. no biggie but they just scuff/scratch too easily i guess.
  6. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    Didn't notice any scratches when I got my MacBook, but it does have a few now that can be seen in the right light.
  7. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Seeing as they scratch seemingly by the passing of thin air, I'd say it was likely they'll pick up a few scratches in the production and export process. To be honest, Apple should conduct some research into building notebooks that are scratch resistant, have hard-wearing and 'non-shining' trackpads and are built of plastics that somehow repell grease rather than absorb it like a slice of white bread in a bowl of soup.
  8. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    macbook no, but my imac came with a scratch on the front that you can see if your looking at the right angle.
  9. someguy macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    That stinks.

    Seriously though, unless your extremely picky and using a magnifying glass, I don't think you will notice any extravagant markings.

    I doubt this has anything to do with Apple's packaging, any laptop with a fine surface like the MB's from any company in nearly any packaging would likely arrive in the same condition.
  10. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Instead of looking for imperfections why not use the computer? If you spend all your time looking at scratches you might not notice any performance issues also known as REAL problems :D
  11. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Anal and stinks.... interesting :rolleyes: Coincidence... I think not.

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