MBP vs MB quality, solidity, hinge...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macchiato2009, May 16, 2010.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    just one simple question: is the overall built quality of the MBP better than the unibody polycarbonate MB ?

    some do say that polycarbonate is really hard and probably more solid than aluminium...

    and what about the screen hinge..

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    They are made in same factory using pretty much same parts... Old plastic MBs' case broke pretty easily but the new unibody is quite tough
  3. EasyJW macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    they'll be very similar in the fact that knocking into things won't do anything but dropping it will [​IMG]
  4. 7thMac macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2010
    Check out the Engadget review of the unibody Macbook. They had some issues with the plastic body after only a few days' use. But I don't think that the issues related to overall solidity or hinge quality.
  5. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
    i went to the store to compare them

    i will finally go for the MBP again

    aluminium seems more durable

    moreover, there is the glass to protect the screen, alu is better for dissipating heat, keyboard and sound seem better, etc

    the rubber under the MB seemed quite dirty only by lying on the desk at the store
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal

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