Agreed, I've had two Al. powerbooks, two iBooks, and now a black macbook. I had to be far more gentle with the aluminum cases compared to the plastic. The powerbooks are very sensitive to bumps (aluminum cases dent very easily) while the plastic cases on the iBooks and now macbooks are much more durable.I've had a Powerbook and now a MacBook and I find I don't have to be as gentle with the MacBook. Not sure if that answers your question.
Three things wrong with this:three words for you...... GET A DELL
I gotta disagree. "Hammer the dent out" would mean, in the cases I've seen, a complete disassembly of the laptop, which is beyond the ability of most users to successfully accomplish.However for drops the MacBook Pro would be the winner because the enclosure would not crack like plastic does, it would dent so you in most cases could hammer the dent out.
hmmm... now that I think about it you are absolutely right (no sarcasm intended)I gotta disagree. "Hammer the dent out" would mean, in the cases I've seen, a complete disassembly of the laptop, which is beyond the ability of most users to successfully accomplish.
MacBook all the way - there's quite a bit of flex in that polycarbonate! Given the number of bumps (but thankfully, not drops) mine has had in the past year, a MacBook Pro with a similar life history would be significantly scarred.