Sharp edges on new MacBooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by furious, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    How are the sharp edges on the new MB? Looking at some unboxing photos it seams that the sharp edges are still there. I had real problems typing on my Mb until I rounded the edges off.

    Some people who have used or have on your views would be nice. :)

    I love the new Mb just don't need to bleed for one.
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Really? People are actually getting cut on MBs?
  3. Macloven macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2008
    the edges are sharper than the old ones. My 2.2 mbp is smoother (but could certainly be better) than my son's new 2.4 MB. I played around with a new MBP at the store yesterday and it was pretty sharp.

    As long as my typing form was good, not a problem. But I tend to get lazy and the edge is pretty noticeable / annoying. While working on the new MB last night, not a problem, but when just casually browsing and playing with the new machine, I had to be careful not to rest on the edge or it was pretty uncomfortable.


  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    LOL at previous poster. If you think the edges are sharp on these new MacBooks, I can't imagine what you think about a knife!

    I have to disagree and say the edges are not sharp at all. Not like the previous MacBooks anyway. I have no problems at all with the edges of my new MacBook.
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    The problem with the old MacBooks was that there were TWO edges.
  6. DSG macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Definitely form over function as has increasingly been the case since the Pismo. The edges are sharp - you won't cut yourself(!) but it may well be uncomfortable depending on your typing style. It is certainly not consistent with the 'Pro' label - just go and play with a ThinkPad to see what a Pro computer should feel like if you're going to use it day-in-day-out. Ergonomics should be paramount - a professional computer should not be designed like jewellery or as an aesthetic design statement.

    Also, the case didn't feel as solid as I expected - it seemed to me that it was all a bit bendy. The new process is presumably similar to that used on the original iPhone - interesting that in that case it was quickly abandoned and, from personal experience, inconsistent in quality. Once again, go look at the engineering on a ThinkPad - I know which I'd want to rely on.
  7. furious thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
  8. ubercool macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    Las Vegas
    They learned from the MBA! The MacBook Alu is soft-cornered with an almost invisible round edge. It's *very* comfortable and does not cut into your skin! I LOVE this lappy, go get one! :cool:
  9. Macloven macrumors regular


    Aug 25, 2008

    Are we comparing cutlery or laptop's? My Lenovo and other quality laptops in the past had very intentionally smoothed front corners. It is more forgiving and comfortable for different typing styles. The "sharp" front edge serves nothing more than aesthetics imo and should have a more rounded/chamfered edge. Whether it is to rest my hands, shift positions, or avoid the heat of the machine, my wrists often end up on the front edge of a laptop. But of course it's an Apple so I must be doing something wrong :rolleyes:

  10. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    You may be annoyed by it but you won't bleed.

    I seriously doubt it.
  11. KSpider macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    It may look like a sharp edge, but it is not sharp to the touch. It is nothing like the aluminum imacs (those are sharp edges).
  12. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    One day they will get it right. at least for now the cracking plastic is gone.
  13. brattymack macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    Fix for sharp edges

    After 1 year of being annoyed by these edges - here is a simple, permanent and unnoticeable solution.

    I used a drywall sanding sponge and sanded off the sharp edges. Typing this message and using mouse pad is not painful anymore. A miracle.

    As suggested earlier, I would say any fine sandpaper will do. You won't see any visible marks, you'll just be pain free.
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Who are you trying to fool? Because the edges are not sharp. Period. You have to really stick your wrist right in there to feel it. Anything can be "sharp" if you set your mind out to fool yourself that way.
  15. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2008
    Cambridge, MA/Smithfield, RI
    I laughed when reading this post. Too funny, and no the edges aren't that sharp. Wow, I'm speechless.
  16. petermcphee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    Haven't the Aluminum MacBooks only been out since October? Are you from the future? What do the iPhone Nano's look like?
  17. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    No complaints here.... Haven't had any problems with the edge..
    So no SHARP edges, but a SHARP MacBook... hahahaha :rolleyes:

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