“As devices have become thinner and lighter, the common conception is that they have also become more fragile,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “As a long-term users of Apple laptops, I’ve always considered them to be pretty fragile.”
“And it’s also a common question from owners and those thinking about buying one,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Well, turns out they’re not that fragile.”
“The other day my 15-inch MacBook Pro had an altercation with gravity,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Initially I thought it was a goner. It was an ugly fall. The sort of fall that breaks electronic devices and sends them on a one-way trip to Silicon Heaven. So, imagine my surprise when I gingerly opened the lid to find that it still works.”
Read more, and see the photos, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s not pretty anymore, but it still works.
Regardless, don’t try this at home! Get yourself an inexpensive USB-C MagSafe cable that’ll break away if tugged and save your expensive MacBook from a bad fall!
They maybe tough, but don’t spill coffee on them! 🙁
Yes. The keyboard is not that rugged.
Or a drop of wine! Been there, done that.
And as a product designer who has gone through 4-5 keyboard replacements, I vote for a liquid tight design.
I simply don’t give a damn about a 1 mm thicker laptop.
Years ago, my then-young son knocked my TiBook out of my hands, where it fell three feet onto our concrete front steps. It bent the bottom of the case a bit and scratched the heck out of it, but it was otherwise unharmed and continued working until I sold it years later (yes, with the damage pointed out…). I’m not QUITE as certain the new ones are as sturdy, but I also don’t intend to find out.
Just don’t mention the keyboard