MBA survives plane crash

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chrmjenkins, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    http://i.gizmodo.com/5215296/unibody-construction-helps-macbook-air-survive-plane-crash

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  2. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Thats awesome! And just think, we have people crying about it not being tough enough. :cool:
     
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  4. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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    That's one tough laptop. Hope he gets better (not the laptop, the owner)
     
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  6. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Brings new meaning to the term Macbook "Air" :)

    Macbook Airlines, how may we help you?
     
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  8. tdevers macrumors regular

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    Get an external monitor and it will be fine! :p
     
  9. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Jesus that's warped to buggery, I wonder what the resale value of it will be now...

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    Lucky guy really, lucky machine too...
     
  10. gretafour macrumors regular

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    Ha!
     
  11. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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  12. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Geez... being taken to within in inch of my life in a plane crash? I'd keep it for that novelty value alone.

    Years from now he'll be telling the story. "And here's the computer! It still works!"
     
  13. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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  14. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    It might actually increase now.:p
     
  15. TEG macrumors 604

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    It Apple was smart, they would offer to replace it, then use it as a marketing tool, and have it on display at 1 Infinite Loop.

    TEG
     
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  17. johnny13oi macrumors member

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    I think it's safe to say that any Thinkpad would have fared much better through any incident that the Macbook Air goes through. Try dropping a Thinkpad or a Macbook Air from a height of 5ft. I would have my money on the Thinkpad. Not to mention I have a Latitude D420 and can stack 5 or 6 really thick college textbooks on top of it and the casing would not even flex one bit. When I tried this on my Macbook Air, the thing started bending after 1 book. Keep in mind these are 1500 page textbooks.
     
  18. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Oh please, a MacBook Air with a damaged screen is more newsworthy than the deaths in the crash? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Benguitar Guest

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    "Its ALIVE!" [​IMG]

    Man.. That thing is really "bent" outta shape. :rolleyes:

    I hope the passengers are okay.
     
  20. MrENGLISH macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same exact thing!
     
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  23. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    On a gadget website?

    Yup.
     
  24. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Nice pics; sorry for the passengers and their families. :eek:
     

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