Safety concern with putting a Macbook Air in a messenger bag

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rjsbass, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. rjsbass macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I'm worried that putting a Macbook Air in a messenger bag (one that sits on your hip, not up on your back), could put enough force on the computer to bend the body / potentially crack the screen.*

    Have you heard of this happening?

    *since the computer sits in the center of the bag which is balanced on your hip, it's bending it around a point. With books or something also in the bag, it would add to the bending moment...
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What? If it really worries you get a backpack. A book placed in the inside position would be very effective in countering any "bending" by your hip.
  3. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2006
    oh. this is correct.
  4. theIlluminati macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    Bent MBA's

    Personally I dont think you have anything to worry about, I have sat on my 2011 MBA and it had a bend in it like a boomer rang. Bent it back it into shape tighten all screws and looks good as new, still works with no problems. :D

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