Why do Apple laptops have such huge bezels?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radiating, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    It feels like there is a lot of wasted space in all Apple laptops, The MacBook Air could easily have a 14.2" screen, the 15.5", a 16.6" screen and the 11" a 12.4" screen.

    Is there a reason for the large bezels, when bargain basement laptops are much better in this area or has Apple just not thought outside the box much?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I think it has to do with margins. Thinner bezels equate to less monitor support, or an easier to break monitor.

    By adding a 3/4cm to the thickness of the bezel they probably save millions of dollars a year in warranty costs.
     
  3. B... macrumors 68000

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    rMBPs have very small bezels compared to their other computers.
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68020

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    True, but the original MacBook Pro and G4 PowerBooks had really, really small bezels.
     
  5. B... macrumors 68000

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    Original Pro did not have corner to corner glass providing structral support either. They had a weird gel screen. They had a bad camera...all these improvements need more support.
     

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