weight difference between glossy and anti-glare screens?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Duncanreally, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Duncanreally macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what the weight difference is, for the 15" model? I expect the glossy one is heavier because of the glass. I suppose there might be a small difference between the low-res and high-res screens, too.

    Duncan
     
  2. Duncanreally thread starter macrumors member

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    no one knows?

    is no-one interested in this? I imagine the glass on the glossy screen adds quite a bit of weight.
     
  3. JaredStrauss macrumors member

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  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    In serveral threads here on the MacRumors Forums, I have seen people who report that the AG version is 0.5 lbs lighter. I can't personally confirm it though...
     
  5. Duncanreally thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I did search but didn't find that thread. The answer is that the glossy screen is "about 0.5lbs" heavier. That's a lot, although the "about" is rather vague. I may try to bring a balance into an Apple store and weigh them...

    Duncan
     
  6. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    In a slightly more serious thread someone else measured the 2009 version to be 0.5lb lighter. It would be great if someone with an accurate (metric) scale could measure it - there's a lot of threads with 2010 AG owners, so someone should be able to measure it.
     
  7. andrewfee macrumors 6502

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    2.43 kg for a 15" high-res anti-glare. Note: the internal hard drive has been replaced with a 160gb Intel SSD which may have reduced the weight slightly.

    So if Apple's specifications are correct, it's a saving of 110g, or 0.25lbs.
     
  8. hybster macrumors member

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    My 2010 17" mbp weigh 2760g, so that is quite a reduction..
     
  9. Duncanreally thread starter macrumors member

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    My own March 2007 15" MBP (pre unibody) with a non-standard hard drive weighs 2996.62g. It has a glossy (but pre-glass) screen. So not very useful data for the current models, but it maybe interesting to some.

    If we collect enough data points we should get to the bottom of this issue. Please indicate if your balance only goes to 10g resolution (i.e. it is rounded to the nearest whole 10g). Please don't post if you have lower precision than this - 100g resolution isn't much use!

    thanks,
    Duncan
     
  10. andrewfee macrumors 6502

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    1g resolution on the scales I used—it was 2430g. (2436g before I remembered to take off the keyboard cover)
     

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