May 26, 2008 10:50 PM   Subscribe

When I close the lid of my White 13" MacBook and apply some pressure to the top, as when carrying it, there is some flexibility that is the screen bending slightly. Is this dangerous for the screen or is it designed to withstand that pressure?
posted by alitorbati to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Speaking as someone who has put his MacBook through the paces - with very little regard for breaking it, quite frankly - I can tell you that it can withstand this pressure. I've laid dinner plates, cats, external drives, cameras, other computers and assorted other oddments on mine, haphazardly, and it's still a happy little machine.
posted by chudmonkey at 10:57 PM on May 26, 2008

My lovely fiance reminds me that we have each also stepped on ours one or twice, in that "notice-it-and-leap-off-immediately" kind of way.
posted by chudmonkey at 11:00 PM on May 26, 2008

The screen may press against the keyboard. Over time, you may see permanent marks on the screen where the keys rubbed the surface of the screen.
posted by zippy at 1:14 AM on May 27, 2008

My cat sleeps on mine regularly, and it seems fine. It's probably more likely to be damaged by heat and cat fur than by insignificant weight.
posted by indienial at 2:02 AM on May 27, 2008

I've accidentally set mine on fire and aside from a blister on the top cover, it still works perfectly. Though I'm pretty sure my warranty is shot. I'm sure I've also mashed things onto the top of it pretty fiercely and all is still operating fine. Now, whether it is designed to survive this or it is just happy coincidence.....
posted by Bibliogeek at 11:50 AM on May 27, 2008

I have permanent markings on the screen from my keyboard. I don't recall any major traumas, so I'm guessing it's just from packing it alongside too many items in my messenger bag.
posted by kurtiss at 9:25 PM on May 27, 2008

The screen should be fine, but as others have said, unless you use a keyboard cloth cover, you'll eventually get marks on your screen from the keys.
posted by nightwood at 10:00 AM on May 28, 2008

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