Sharp edges on new MacBooks?

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

  1. furious macrumors 65816

    furious

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    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

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    Really? People are actually getting cut on MBs?
     
  3. Macloven macrumors regular

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    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.

    ymmv,

    Mark
     
  4. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    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

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

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    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

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  8. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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:

    Mark
     
  10. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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    You may be annoyed by it but you won't bleed.

    I seriously doubt it.
     
  11. KSpider macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    I laughed when reading this post. Too funny, and no the edges aren't that sharp. Wow, I'm speechless.
     
  16. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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