Plastic Dells.. plastic MBPs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Just got a friendly PM from our inhouse QC guy..

    Can anyone confirm this finding? I always wondered why the wrist rest would pit after a couple years.. perhaps it is really because of the underlying plastic inside?
  2. fistful macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    The only part of the upper case that is plastic is the thin piece of molding.

    See for yourself, does this look plastic to you?

  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Looks, sounds, and feels like metal to me--MBP 17".

    It is painted, though, which might be the source of the pitting, and may be where the confusion comes from. In fact, I accidentally scraped a bit of the paint off the inner lip just below the command key, and it is unquestionably shiny metal underneath. There are no seams between that spot and the entire rest of the upper case, so there's conclusive proof if you dont' want to bother dismantling your laptop or scratching a perfectly good paint job to check.

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