Retina MBP and Sharp Edges

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  1. ideonode macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I've got a rMBP on order (went for the ultra - 2.7/16GB/768GB :eek:). I'll be coming from 2008 Unibody Macbook, which has been a trusty steed but has always bothered me with its sharp bottom edge. I was wondering whether any of you who have used an rMBP have found typing on it. Does it still have that annoying edge pressing against your wrists?

    Only three or so weeks to wait... :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
    ideonode
     
  2. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    There's an easy fix for this if it's bothering you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnGAlf1hjs4&feature=player_embedded
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It still has the same right angled edge, yes. However, you really shouldn't be resting your wrists while typing at all—it's bad ergonomic posture and can contribute to a possible RSI.
     
  4. ideonode thread starter macrumors member

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  5. heyimandy macrumors member

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    Just type properly plus it will save your wrists in the long run.
     
  6. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    It's sharper than current regular MBP edge, but more rounded than the 2008-2009 models.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I figure that it retains the basic shape of the MBP and so it will have sharp edges. Personally I'm not really bothered by it.
     
  8. jamin00 macrumors 6502

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    Never noticed this before as a prob but I bet it will be now lol, damn it :(
     
  9. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    PSH..

    I tape razor blades all around the edges of my macbook pro.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    I went from the exact same 2008 unibody MacBook to the retina, and while the edges are still sharp, they are definitely less sharp than my 2008.
     
  11. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    It's an long time Apple anomaly. Bothers some. Others not so much. Your wrists will either get used to it (seriously) or you will adapt to a different typing style.

    Besides, where else can you get an onion dicer/laptop combo except from Apple?
     
  12. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Toss in a Mac Pro to grate some cheese and you're halfway to taco town! ;)
     
  13. krravi, Dec 28, 2012
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    krravi macrumors 65816

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    Its not much of an issue during typing, but while just using the trackpad it cuts through the inside of your palm. Bummer.
    And the interesting thing is the bottom side of the laptop is smoothy curved... while the one your hands sit on is like a Ginzu knife.

    I put my micro fiber cloth rolled up to use as a pad and its a lot better.

    TwelveSouth.com there you, you just got an idea for a nice accessory!
     
  14. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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  15. krravi macrumors 65816

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    I dont think it really cuts your skin, its just the feeling that it does.. :)
     

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