rMBP drop test.

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  1. Applefanboy8153 macrumors regular

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    I am planning to get a new MacBook retina 13, but i keep dropping stuff, I dropped my ipad almost thrice in a year. Will a retina survive a fall? or will have to get a MBA because of it's sturdier construction?
     
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  3. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont have square trade in my country! I live in India! :(
     
  4. Valkyre macrumors 6502

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    impossible for you to just try and be more careful?
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    Why do you think that MBA is sturdier? If any of them should survive a fall, you are rather lucky. They are not designed to be dropped.
     
  6. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, my cousin uses a MBA and he dropped it from his bed once and not even a scratch, so i guess they are sturdier.


    Not really but i am always in a hurry, my day is packed!! So i tend to be careless.
     
  7. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

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    Dropped my cMBP 13 before from a kitchen table. I know it is not a retina but it survived the fall. No scratches etc...
     
  8. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    I guess it all depends on what you drop it on, how it lands and hight of the fall.
    all the Mac books are made of the same material, i do not see how that will effect how sturdy the machine is.
    think the question comes down to the screen and how the machine lands.
    BUT do get a SSD since they are sturdier when it comes to shakes and bumps.

    Edit:
    Do not drop it in a pool of water, will kill it:D
     
  9. bigg13st macrumors newbie

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    Not much water in India, so dont worry about that
     
  10. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    It totally depends how it hits, if it lands on a corner of the screen or something it's going to crack, but if landed on the bottom maybe not..


    It totally depends.
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    And I am sure that someone has dropped an rMBP and there wasn't even a scratch. Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal. If you really want a computer that will survive a fall, you will have to look at rugged laptops. Alas, Apple does not build anything like that.
     
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  13. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend either A) a disposable computer, B) a MilSpec ruggedized computer like the Latitude ATG, or C) something you can put an OtterBox case on.

    However, if you're dead set on a MacBook, I have seen them take some pretty serious punishment and keep working (though a computer with buckled ports loses quite a bit of functionality... I should get pictures of the one I'm talking about). It's really a matter of luck.
     
  14. Sean76 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont see this thing surviving a floor onto say Hardwood or tile without getting a scuff or scratch...Will the actual computer survive the fall, without a doubt! But coming away dent or scratch free, I dont see that happening, these machines scratch very easily.
     
  15. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    The retina is more 'drop-proof' than the air, drop the corner of each machine from 1 metre and the Air will be worse off.
     
  16. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, how about we just take your word for it :)
     
  17. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    Take mine and his word for it, a schoolmate of mine dropped his air from his top bunk bed, it wouldnt even close properly, there was a 1-1.2CM gap between the display and the palmrest. He took a hammer to the poor thing to straighten the metal up xD :p
     
  18. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    You might want to have a talk with your doctor and see why you keep dropping stuff.

    Maybe it's just tennis elbow or you could have parkinson's disease.
     
  19. All Taken macrumors 6502a

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    See comment below yours, you can take my word that the comment is right below yours :p

    Simple stuff my friend, the air is thinner and has less tensile strength. You have a good day.
     
  20. Kushp14 macrumors regular

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    Macbook air is far most the easiest to break, i dropped mine and its not repairable.
     
  21. Applefanboy8153 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I guess my pool side is out of question, I also ordered a rubberized hard case with my mac are they any good?
     
  22. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    take a look at the mach composites site, they make great and durable cases
     
  23. bigalow macrumors member

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    my rmbp fell from the couch to the carpeted floor below (~18") and now I have a shattered screen. I could not believe how little it took for that to happen. My 2006 mbp had made the same drop dozens of times with zero damage.
     
  24. J.Appleseed macrumors regular

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    Then again, your 2006 MBP doesn't have glass in front of the display.
     

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