Will the glass screen on the new macbook shatter easily?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by princealfie, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    I worry that the glass screen and trackpad on the new macbooks could shatter. Is this a realistic expectation? Of course if you drop a macbook, I hope the glass doesn't break easily at all.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Most laptop parts break easily. Glass isn't resiliant to falls and collisions, so I would assume that it can break just as easily as a screen on an iPhone or iMac. If you'd avoid dropping it, the problem is averted.
     
  3. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    Protip:

    Don't drop laptops, or anything that costs more than 50$.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Um, you could buy a few and do some testing and report back to us with the results.:D
     
  5. mike... macrumors member

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    I hope so, because the first one of these Macbooks I see I'm going to punch in the ****ing face because they've been priced out of my rather small student budget.
     
  6. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

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    I shouldn't think so. Glass can be made extremely strong - way beyond a human's ability to break.

    All those glass sheets on skyscrapers are capable of having a car dropped onto them from several meters and they don't break. ('James May's 20th Century' tv show did just that a couple years ago).

    Point impacts are more serious (a lot more energy concentrated into a smaller area), but unless you plan on dropping your open glass screen onto a sharp point from a fair height, you should be fine. It's like the glass on the iPhone - tough as nails.

    But does it blend?
     
  7. mike... macrumors member

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    Or shooting it?
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I'd have thought there's more danger of something falling on the glass trackpad.
     

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