Retina MBP: Same palm rest area as old MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by majorchestnut, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. majorchestnut macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2010
    Does anyone know if the new MacBook Pro with retina display has the same keyboard and palm rest as the old MacBook Pro? I wasn't sure if I can go ahead and purchase keyboard and palm rest protectors that are currently available.

  2. miles01110, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yes, it's the same.

    edit: It's effectively the same.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Slightly different it seems. The new retina MBP has slightly different overall length and width dimensions than the previous models:

    Retina 15" Macbook Pro:

    Non-Retina 15" Macbook Pro:
    Not a huge difference, but a palm rest cover for the old 15" may not align perfectly.
  4. majorchestnut thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2010
    Thanks for the comparison! I'm going to hold off on the palm rest protector then.
  5. stormdanny macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    @Stetrain is correct, the new retina display MacBook pro is different size with the old MacBook Pro.

    You can google for the new palm rest that fit for retina display MacBook Pro, they are already there in the market.

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