How tough are Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops? Turns out, they’re pretty rugged

“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!


    1. 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.

  1. 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.

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