Weight reduction with antiglare screen

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  1. Shouzen macrumors newbie

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    Can someone with a scale and an antiglare MBP report on the weight of their units? I'm curious to know if there is a significant weight reduction from the removal of the glass. 0.1-0.2 lbs might not be so significant but if the weight goes down by 0.5 lbs or something I'd be inclined to get antiglare just for the weight reduction since I'm always on the move with my laptop.
     
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  3. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    knee jerk reaction is that it will be a 0.1 lb reduction
     
  4. Shouzen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dunno... glass is pretty heavy and there's a lot of surface area on the glossy screens. I'd expect at least 0.3 lbs, but I guess there's no use speculating. Hopefully someone will post hard numbers :)
     
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    Glass can be made of many materials, and some are quite light.

    I had the glossy 15" uMBP once and if you knock against the glass, it sounds more like plastic.
     
  6. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    It is roughly a 0.5lb reduction without the glossy panel.

    13" MBP = 4.5lbs
    15" MBP Anti-glare = 5lbs.
    15" MBP Glossy = 5.6lbs
     
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    Where do you get the numbers from?
     
  8. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    I personally weighed the machines myself. There was a thread on the topic about the weight reduction when the anti-glare option was first made available last year on the unibody 15" MBP.
     
  9. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    If you are right, that the antiglare weighs 5.0 lbs even, for a 15" laptop, that is ridiculously amazing considering it has the equivalent of an extended 8 cell battery self-contained. I would be very amazed.
     
  10. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    The weight of a 15" AG Macbook Pro is exactly 21 grams lighter than a Macbook Pro with the glossy display, glass intact.

    ....because a Macbook Pro without the glossy display has clearly lost its soul.
     
  11. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Then it is not glass...

    Glass is SiO2 (silicon dioxide).
     
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    Okay, thanks for the confirmation.

    It will be most likely not glass, as even the "glass" on my iMac does sound like plastic and weighs almost nothing.
     
  13. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Good to know, thanks for the info. I was very curious about this myself. It's crazy that my new 15" is going to weigh only 0.5 lbs more than my 13" unibody MacBook!
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The "glass" is acrylic glass for probably better as the trade name Plexiglas;

    So yes it's "glass" but it's really lighter and cheaper to manufacturer.
     
  15. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    If the glass only weights 21 grams or less than one ounce. A 5.6 lbs MacBook pro is now at best 5.5 lbs. It sounds like the person that thought it lost .6 lbs was probably using a bathroom scale.
     
  16. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    repeat afer me, i should always check the link before posting...
    .... i should always check the link before posting...i should always check the link before posting..... i should always check the link before posting...
     
  17. Quetsche macrumors member

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    it was a joke… ;)
     
  18. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I was surfing on my iPod, so I was too lazy to click the link. I guess I should have known from the lost soul comment.
     
  19. NOTORIOUS187 macrumors member

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    If we want to get really technical, the material is poly(methyl methacrylate).
     
  20. macjaffa macrumors member

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    Slightly OT: what's with all the imperial weights expressed as decimals? ? 0.5lbs / 0.1lbs etc? Shouldn't that be 8oz / 1-2oz etc?
     
  21. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    :)

    That's ok, I thought your reply was funnier than my joke, so you win.
     
  22. Mind18 macrumors newbie

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    Would the SSD be heavier? Just purchased a new macbook pro 15" and was curious to know as well and found this thread. My anti glare with 250gb SSD weighs in at 5 lb 5 oz. Wonder how people are getting an even 5lbs.
     
  23. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Old thread, but I just researched the same. The only accurate information I found was the following:

    from http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review...1-2-0-GHz-Quad-Core-Matte-Screen.49689.0.html

    This is about 2.5 oz or 0.15 lbs.

    I'm still not sure how accurate this is. Also part of the weight difference could be due to different components, i.e. SSD vs. HDD. It's probably not 0.5 lbs though, as claimed by others here.

    Anyone with a matte display and an accurate scale?
     
  24. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    I would've the thought the opposite - an SSD should be a little lighter than an HDD, no? The difference will probably be quit small, though - 50g?
     

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