New Macbook Pros have more rounded edges

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zorinlynx, May 27, 2011.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    We just received a new MBP 15" to set up here at work, and I noticed that the front edge (basically the palm rest edge) isn't sharp anymore. In fact, it's been rounded all the way around, just enough to make it more comfortable without damaging the look of the machine.

    Way to go Apple for listening to us!

    This change could be several months old; we haven't ordered a new machine in a while. But this is the first one I notice with the change.
     
  2. articcine macrumors regular

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    Is it? This is my first MBP, but from borrowing other people's mbps I'm not sure if I notice it.
     
  3. zorinlynx thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's what I'm wondering; when did this change happen.

    I set up another Macbook Pro last week and if it had the rounded edges I probably would have remembered. I only held it briefly though.

    Can anyone confirm if this is a new change for the 2011 MBPs (Thunderbolt) or if there are some Thunderbolt-equipped MBP's with sharp edges still?

    Or have they been like this for months and I never noticed?
     
  4. wonder-boy macrumors newbie

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    i have an early 2011 model, sandy bridge, the edges are sharp on mine but then again this is my first mbp.
     
  5. superfula macrumors 6502

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    I have a new Thunderbolt MBP and the lower edge is quite sharp. Shortly after I got mine, I went back into the Apple store to see if all were this sharp. Most in there definitely were not, so it seems there's a difference in how some are fabricated.
     
  6. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    It seems to be random, I have 2010's @ work that are not sharp, and 2011's that are.
     
  7. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

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    post some pics please i just got a new mbp like 3 days ago and i wanna see if i should send it back
     
  8. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Those receiving new MBP's please post your experience with this.

    I hope the edges are less sharp now, Apple needs to correct that.
     
  9. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't describe the new corners as 'rounded', but the change is just subtle enough to make it much more comfortable. Visually there is no noticable difference.

    My mid–2009 17" MBP had much sharper corners than my month–old 15" which makes it much more comfortable.
     
  10. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    my 13inch macbook pro from 2010 had razor sharp edges

    sold it got the 15inch 2011

    edges are more rounded. u can kinda notice it, but defninately feel it

    def nicer to use

    doesnt matter though sicne i got an incase frost white hardshell on it
     
  11. adrian1480 macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure that my 2011 is just as "edgy" as my 2010.
     
  12. erphan macrumors newbie

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    My 2011 15" has pretty sharp edges. After buying it, I noticed I always had red wrists. I ended up getting the Speck SeeThru case and that does a really good job covering the sharp edges with a more dull, smooth edge. It also greatly decreases the risk of getting dents and makes a (very) little bit safer against liquid damage.
     
  13. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I'll check mine when I get home... I hope so!
     

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