Apple's official website says the height of a MacBook could be from "0.35 to 1.31 cm". This is a wide range, more than double thickness.

I'm buying a new customized MacBook. When is it 0.35 cm thick and when is it 1.31 cm, for example when increasing storage or changing CPU?


The case is tapered.

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It's thicker at the back than the front.

Pic from Apple Store - Macbook

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    Aha, so It isn't a range based on more hardware or storage – mwafi Feb 12 at 11:05
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    No, it's simply an aesthetic feature common to many Apple devices; makes them look very sleek. – Tetsujin Feb 12 at 11:22
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    It's also bigger on the inside. – Joe Feb 12 at 17:22
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    It's really a lap-sized TARDIS. – Jacob Feb 12 at 18:13
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    I wish we had magic metal boxes that could change dimensions depending on what we put inside them. That would be so cool ... – DarthFennec Feb 12 at 22:59

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