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Hi,

I am considering to buy a MBP, but first i want to know if the hatch on the screen is loose and flappy or nice and tight like a IBM laptop.

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Uh? Latch or hinge? The hinge is nice in that the display stays in place. The hinge is snug.
 

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Don't have a clue what an IBM laptop is like - and by hatch (are u in UK or where is it called that?) assume you mean the hinge - my screen will stay in any position I place it.
 
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I have a ThinkPad R31 (old, yes) and, from my observation at the Apple store, I'd say the MBP hinge is not as tight. To me that's a good thing because the R31 is so tight it requires two hands to adjust the screen! :p
That said, the MBP screen doesn't seem to go anywhere but where you put it, like bobtomay said above.
 
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Hi, yeah i ment the hinge. Sorry

Thank you for the answers :D
 
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Hi Mxee.....I have an Acer (work) a Asus (Home daughter) and my really nice MBP.....I can tell you the build quaility and matrial quality on the MBP is the best of the three. Ok the Acer is a budget price PC, but I paid quite a lot for the Asus, and it is a good PC, howvere I feel the MBP is a better machine...and I'm not biased like some on the forum.:D
 
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I agree....hinge on my MBP is perfect.
 
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Prior to using the Macbook Pro, the notebooks I've used had been various Asus and IBMs (I've used every model from the T40 - T43). The "hinge" on the Thinkpads were all more snug than on the Macbook, which is not to suggest the latter is flimsy.

The Asus I used was the model V6V. In design, it is very similar to the Macbook Pro's. Asus was once a major OEM for Apple, and the Macbook Pro's construction characteristics will be very similar to the Asus V6V. Since it's such a dated model, I'm not sure if you can find one to examine in closer detail.
 
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Sound like the hinges is fine, i hate when the screen is loose, like on my crappy Zepto 6615WD

Thank you for the replies

Cheers from Denmark
 

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