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315km/h MacBook Pro drop

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I as well have doubts about the speed we're talking about here. No way this is the damage, after a drop in 315 KMPH(!).

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Nice that it kinda survived.

I dropped my old MacBook Pro down a flight of stairs, and it still worked okay - it's just half the LCD died. :p Got a huge ?1,300 payout for that under an insurance policy tho.

Woop.

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I don't know the exact model of the motorcycle, but's a BMW.

I'm waiting for a video taken by the motorcycle's camera that, I was told, shows the speed and the shoulder of the guy when the macbook flew away.

jasur, the guy was wearing all the leather stuff... but the back pack was just standard. Thanks to that, we have all this nice images :D

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Damn dude... You got any pictures of bike? :p

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I don't know the exact model of the motorcycle, but's a BMW.

I'm waiting for a video taken by the motorcycle's camera that, I was told, shows the speed and the shoulder of the guy when the macbook flew away.

jasur, the guy was wearing all the leather stuff... but the back pack was just standard. Thanks to that, we have all this nice images :D

The fastest BMW is the BMW HP2 Sport, which has a top speed of 125mph or 201km/h

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The fastest BMW is the BMW HP2 Sport, which has a top speed of 125mph or 201km/h

What about the BMW K1200S that can hit 280kmh?

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This is a low-end MacBook Pro, which at one point was a MacBook.

Either way, I can tell you a Latitude would not come out in one piece like this thing did...not even a Lenovo ThinkPad.

Apple's Unibody design helped a lot in this situation.

How can you tell us that? I assume you've dropped a ThinkPad from a bike going at 315km/h? No? Oh.

I'd love to see other laptops dropped onto grass (like this was) at that speed, I doubt other well-built laptops would come off any worse off. When I dropped my work MacBook Pro the screen broke and it had a massive dent, when I dropped my ThinkPad no dents, no cracks, no damage to screen.

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Sargento L?pez from Buenos Aires Police Department here. Se?or Juli?n... we need to have a speedy talk.

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What about the BMW K1200S that can hit 280kmh?

oh, forgot about that one, thanks! Still, 35km/r short of the target mark

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ok...not seeing why you posted this aside from just the joy of reading it. It still says "And if you're wondering why no attention was paid to the top speed numbers the reason is simple: both bikes are limited to 186mph anyway.

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at least it still runs.

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It sucks that it still works :p

(I'm kidding of course)

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Preety cool that it still booted, thoe...

A few licks of spit and a new keyboard you should be good to go. Heh :rolleyes:

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and all of the sudden, the macbook flew trough the air...

The MacBook just wanted to be a MacBook Air.

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The fastest BMW is the BMW HP2 Sport, which has a top speed of 125mph or 201km/h

You forgot the nearly 200hp S1000RR.

s1000rr_raifi_01.jpg

I think it tops out in the low 190's on a GPS stock though - that is actual but I'm sure indicated will read a little higher (ie. Might see 200mph on the speedo, assuming it reads that high and won't ---mph you like some others.)

ok...not seeing why you posted this aside from just the joy of reading it. It still says "And if you're wondering why no attention was paid to the top speed numbers the reason is simple: both bikes are limited to 186mph anyway.

That is defeatable by buying a $120 speedohealer or one of the speed cut defense boxes.

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And people talk about the IBM Thinkpads being more resilient than a MacBook Pro :whistle:

I can't believe it still booted!

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And people talk about the IBM Thinkpads being more resilient than a MacBook Pro :whistle:

I can't believe it still booted!

I can, if the laptop just fell and rolled from a few stairs on some small stairway. There's just no way this damage was done after being dropped from something moving in 315kmph.

And it's also way too ****ing clean, after being rolled 150 meters "on the side of the rode" (which I'm guessing "rode" = road).

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a thinkpad would survive easily this... but well old IBM ones no idea of the lenovo ones.

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IBM ThinkPad's YES.

None of the Lenovo ThinkPad's I've come across are as strongly built as the MacBook Pro's.

The reason I say this is, the majority of notebooks including ThinkPad's are made with some sort of plastic material on the exterior, and it definitely wouldn't hold up in a fall like this one.

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amazing. Not many laptops could withstand that.

Oh and btw, Thats something that should happen to all macbooks :D

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I'd buy a nice casing to put the surviving parts in and use it as a desktop. (Y) Amazing it survived.

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We have several ideas in mind:

A couple of month ago, another guy from work left his macbook 13 (unibody but not pro) on on his bedroom floor, the house flooded and the motherboard died. We can try to fit this motherboard on the case of that one. I know the mothers are different (SD reader, firewire 800, etc), that's why I said TRY! hehehe

Another idea is to build a small case and use it as a HTPC... perhaps install Windows 7 and use it as a dedicated Windows Media Center PC. We wold only need a mini dp to hdmi and a MCE remote.

The last one is to sell the surviving parts: motherboard, superdrive, hdd and spare flexes.

Juli?n

PS: yes... rode = road. I don't know what happened to me... I should go back to an English course. And you can see the dirt from the "side of the road" on the power connector.

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Let me clarify some things...

1) it's not may macbook, I have the same one but it's from a co-worker's friend. I just disassemble and make it work again. (and toke pictures :p)

2) the zip of the bag opened, and the macbook fell off, on the grass (side of the rode).... generating an spectacular dirt cloud...

Still think he must have been crazy, but I guess when you are going to test a bike to that speed you do not think anything is going to happen anyway otherwise you wouldn't do it.

It would make sense that it fell off into the grass, I can now understand the damage, it just did not look right if it fell on concrete at that speed.

Still pretty impressive.

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scaled.php?tn=0&server=844&filename=dscn0022c.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Holy cow! it's still working! My friend's Toshiba L500 was accidentally dropped on the floor and the hard disk failed instantly. Not to mention the nasty scratches

on the plastic back.

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