An Apple Discussions user has revealed that Apple's new MacBook Pros are prone to injuring whoever might be using them. In an attempt to read the on-screen information from a closer distance, this particular user lifted the base of the Pro towards his face when, all of the sudden, the heavy display fell on his nose.
begins his post on Apple Discussions saying, “If I have my new MacBook Pro
on my lap pretty much with the base horizontal and the screen at a little more than 90 degrees, all is good. Moving the screen through all its angles feels perfect.” However, he adds, “if I raise the base towards me and also change its angle so the keyboard is more inclined, the lid just falls down, and sometimes very fast.”
The user goes on to recreate his unfortunate scenario explaining, “I was doing this in an attempt to read one of the Function key icons, and the top of the lid hit me right in the bridge of the nose, and left a small but nasty little gash that took a while to stop bleeding.”
Other Discussions posters have revealed that Apple's new MacBooks now use weaker display hinges, while the display itself is a tad heavier. Apple might have decided to weaken the hinges on the new notebooks to reduce friction in an attempt to extend the new MacBooks life cycle. This seems to be a widespread issue. Tu13erhead
, another Apple Discussions poster and next-gen MacBook Pro owner, reveals:
“I got a new MBP yesterday and I really like it. However, last night I was laying down on my back, with my MBP on my knees, angled. I noticed that if I angled it a little more, the display couldn't keep open and would swing down, not quite closing but to the point where I can't see the screen, as if the display hinge is a little loose. It might be designed that way, to just not have much tension, but I'm not sure. My old MBP and various MBs I have used don't do that. I figure that, if anything, it should be less of an issue with the lighter, thinner, display.”
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