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Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 12:31 AM (in response to jpomerleau)Maybe you should get something like iLap so you can have the computer on a stand rather than your lap so you aren't using it in a bad position? Either that or get some kind of rest for your wrists. Using a notebook you shouldn't be touching the edges of the computer while typing they should be above the keyboard.Aluminum MB 2GHz Late 2008/Aluminum iMac 2.4GHz Mid 2007, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 12:24 PM (in response to jpomerleau)A previous thread on the subject: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1797310&start=0&tstart=0 with some frankly, rather disturbing solutions.
I agree with gpotts (above), purchase something like iLap and/or look to adjusting your typing position.
JohnMBP Unibody 15" 2.53GHz 4Gb RAM/320Gb HDD/512MB VRAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 1:33 PM (in response to gpotts)gpotts- Yes, I agree that proper posture is a good solution. But with today's lifestyle, there are times (like laying in bed or reclining on a soft couch with my feet up), when it is hard to have good posture or when poor posture used to seem acceptable for short periods. Maybe not anymore.
Regards, JasonMacbook Pro (new), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 1:45 PM (in response to endOfin feXt)Thanks John,
The link to the other thread (which led to multiple threads) was very helpful. I searched before but couldn't find one, but I knew there must be others experiencing the same discomfort, and there are actually many users experiencing this.
Thanks to those posts, I now won't take a file to my laptop because I don't want to damage the protective surface.
I have already started to adjust my tying position. We'll see how that goes. I would guess that Apple will take care of this issue in the next generation. It was a small oversight. I think a tiny bevel would not be visible, and would take off the "razor-like" edge.
One thing that people talking about this might consider is the possibility that some units have sharper edges then others, and that might be why some people don't seem notice this and others do.
JasonMacbook Pro (new), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 1:46 PM (in response to gpotts)BTW: I will look into "iLap." thanks -JasonMacbook Pro (new), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 7:06 PM (in response to jpomerleau)Yes, I actually got to read this topic by searching for something to solve me this issue. My wrists get to a point when it hurts to type. I dunno if it's the position, or what but it really *****.Mac Pro 8-core 2.8 ghz + MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.6), Dual 20"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2009 10:10 PM (in response to efcos)I think the Speck plastic case (http://store.apple.com/us/product/TV175ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA2Ng&mco=Mjk5MzA0MQ)might be a solid solution. I went to the Apple store this evening and a sympathetic sales girl and I put one on a Macbook to try it out. It fits the unibody snuggly and it has more rounded plastic edges... but I don't fancy: a) paying $34-50, b) adding bulk and 1.2lbs extra weight, and c) adding a shiny fingerprint-showing surface (based on reviews).
-jpMacbook Pro (new), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2009 12:53 PM (in response to jpomerleau)
I think the Speck plastic case (http://store.apple.com/us/product/TV175ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA2Ng&mco=Mjk5MzA0MQ)might be a solid solution. I went to the Apple store this evening and a sympathetic sales girl and I put one on a Macbook to try it out. It fits the unibody snuggly and it has more rounded plastic edges... but I don't fancy: a) paying $34-50, b) adding bulk and 1.2lbs extra weight, and c) adding a shiny fingerprint-showing surface (based on reviews).
Sorry to burst your bubble JP BUT here is a warning on the Speck case:
i hope you find a solution thanks for all your hard work
ps. no need to double post in multiple threadsMacBook Pro 5, 1, late 2008 edition, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 7:57 PM (in response to jpomerleau)
Though the author of the above is obviously concerned with heat, you will notice (or should), that in all of the correctly pictured postures, none of them show the wrists resting on the edge of the laptop/notebook.
Get good posture, and use your machine correctly.
This Video may also be helpful.G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2GHz 7447A, 2GB RAM, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, Radeon 9800 256MB, Mac OS X (10.5.5), ATI Silencer, DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, NikonCoolscan, 520W PSU
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 8:32 PM (in response to japamac)Ok, you all win. I love the MacBook Pro. I can't wait until I can get another one--unfortunately, I already sent mine back.
All laptops should have a sharp front edge, so that no one ever again uses incorrect posture when deleting annoying emails of redundant forum posts.
I can only thank the engineers at Apple for figuring this out.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 9:55 PM (in response to rdhuberman)Congratulations.eMac800/SuperDrive/512/OS 9.2.2; iBook800G3Combo/640-OS X 10.3.9;, Mac OS 9.2.x, iBook G4/1.2/768/OS X 10.4.9, MacBook 2.0/2 GB/10.4.11, MacBook 2.16/2 GB/10.5.6
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 10:16 PM (in response to Ronda Wilson)Yes, I had a revelation. Until now, I have been thinking that the sharp edge of the MBP was a "fatal flaw". How silly of me--and I apologize to all those whom I may have offended during the time I was suffering under that terrible delusion.
The truth has been revealed. The sharp edge of the MBP is--a FEATURE! Indeed, the wise minds at Apple (minds so much wiser than mine that their wiseness cannot even be calculated with any Microsoft Operating System now-or-ever-to-be-in-existence), have penetrated the depths of my depraved and deficient personal RAM and detected hardware that was previously corrupted during exposure to said other operating system, and have designed this feature to prevent me from ruining my back and other not-yet-corrupted hardware through this ingenious Apple-patented design.
The fact is, I can only wish that the edge were sharper. All laptops should be so lucky that they might have edges even 10% as crisp in their sharpness.
I rest my case.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2009 11:54 PM (in response to rdhuberman)rdhuberman
Welcome to AD!
I had a good time reading your posts, and the replies to them.iMac 10.5 or WinXP SP3, Other OS, external hard drive, B-W U2 iPod, 1G shuffle, 2nd gen Nano
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2009 5:46 AM (in response to rdhuberman)sharp edges??
Didn't you test it at the Apple store? Just sell on craigslist or ebay it if it's that bad and get a DELL. Bad posture will hurt any user on any laptop!
I personally laughed when I saw this thread. The unibody is made from a flowjet(If anyone has seen OCC the show?) Apple could have made it more tapered like the top lid is...kinda like the MBA is, But that would require major work on modifying the battery and HDD in the same sloped fashion. I put a tooth under my pillow when I was a kid but didn't get any money. Meaning your asking a lot
My take is I love the design and never encountered this problem, maybe it's do to that typing class took in middle school(which I dreaded). Funny thing it was on a Old school Mac:)
I have a lucrative viable option, buy a pair of cotton wristbands. Nike makes some that are so extra soft.
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