[rescue] Useful stuff for small spaces

wa2egp at att.net wa2egp at att.net
Thu May 15 20:26:34 CDT 2008

> MacBooks have bad Karma. I wouldn't recommend one personally. Nothing  
> wrong with them functionally as computers, but the cases are really  
> poor quality, and all plastic. The first ones suffered with the  
> plastic on thepalmrest and trackpad discolouring (permanantly, like  
> you can't clean it say you wanted to). The more recent models have  
> started suffering cracked plastics along the edge of the palmrest, and  
> along the sides of the keyboard, with slivers even cracking right off.  
> Apple are aware of both issues and will repair them most likely FOC, I  
> think provided they can't find evidence of obvious abuse, but reports  
> on that are still a little confused and it might take talking to a  
> store manager or a supervisor if the 'Genius' you see isn't going for  
> it. Now that means that it's okay right? Well you have to think if  
> they've started doing that on the outside, then what is the structure  
> of the MacBook doing on the inside every-time you move it? It's the  
> age old 'cheap = plastic = not strong enough" problem. iBooks used to  
> suffer badly with it too.

Not just Macbooks.  I have an HP zv6000 series which is literally falling apart.  Plastic is falling off the front and the touch pad has the same problem.  I'm switching over to a Powerbook (Pismo) for a while.  For a 10 year old machine, it's in a lot better shape than the HP.  Shame.


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