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oc63rag
Jul 8, 2013, 01:24 PM
This is not mine but I just came across the ad. Look at the ports and thickness of the unit.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/sys/3921835734.html



mj1108
Jul 8, 2013, 01:26 PM
My Macbook Air also has a Windows key on the keyboard. ;)

It's either a scam or the guy made it a Hackintosh. The fact that he doesn't even show pictures of it powered on should be a red flag.

wermy
Jul 8, 2013, 01:26 PM
Look at the third image. Sure looks like a windows flag on one of those keys at the bottom. My guess would be a Chinese knock-off. :)

Edit: Ninja'd.

Edit 2: Aaaand, here ya go: http://www.cultofmac.com/27108/china-unleashes-plastic-unibody-macbook-air-knock-offs-with-netbook-specs-and-glowing-apple-logos/

maflynn
Jul 8, 2013, 01:28 PM
Ports are all wrong, the power port is all wrong, the windows key on the keyboard. No its not an MBA :p

falconeight
Jul 8, 2013, 01:38 PM
Not a mac but thats pretty cool.

hakr100
Jul 8, 2013, 01:47 PM
How could it be a Macbook Air for only $295, even used? :D

Mrbobb
Jul 8, 2013, 01:49 PM
This is not mine but I just came across the ad. Look at the ports and thickness of the unit.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/sys/3921835734.html

Do u have to ask? Apple laptop with a removable battery, really?

Are you the seller? Free advertisement?

oc63rag
Jul 8, 2013, 02:07 PM
Do u have to ask? Apple laptop with a removable battery, really?

Are you the seller? Free advertisement?

As stated in the original post, no I'm not the seller. How is your reply even remotely helpful?

ValSalva
Jul 8, 2013, 02:10 PM
Clearly not an Apple product. Even the words "MacBook Air" are crooked :D

And, gasp, a removable battery! How un-Apple like! :eek:

coldjeanzzz
Jul 8, 2013, 03:08 PM
Lol doesn't even run OS X!

What a piece of junk

mj1108
Jul 8, 2013, 05:43 PM
Clearly not an Apple product. Even the words "MacBook Air" are crooked :D


I'm actually interested in how many people actually fall for it.

Pakaku
Jul 8, 2013, 05:53 PM
The logo in the first image is skewed. The font is also wrong. How could this possibly be even slightly legitimate?

The top case looks alright, I'll admit, but the bottom is fracking ugly. Vents everywhere, horribly-recessed ports, there is no question Apple had nothing to do with that machine.

falconeight
Jul 8, 2013, 05:53 PM
$295 is a great deal for a MBA

\-V-/
Jul 8, 2013, 05:54 PM
$295 is a great deal for a MBA
And not so much for a fake one.

GGJstudios
Jul 8, 2013, 05:55 PM
$295 is a great deal for a MBA

It would be, if really was a MBA.

rabidz7
Jul 8, 2013, 05:57 PM
Everyone, report the craigslist post as spam!

GGJstudios
Jul 8, 2013, 05:59 PM
Everyone, report the post as spam!

If you took the time to read the OP, you'd know it's not spam.

henryonapple
Jul 8, 2013, 06:04 PM
knock off from China

ritmomundo
Jul 8, 2013, 06:08 PM
The guy needs to pick up some 409 and clean his dishwasher (pic 4). :eek: Nasty.

rabidz7
Jul 8, 2013, 06:39 PM
If you took the time to read the OP, you'd know it's not spam.

I meant the post on craigslist, how is selling pc as a mac not spam?

GGJstudios
Jul 8, 2013, 06:40 PM
I meant the post on craigslist, how is selling pc as a mac not spam?

You didn't say report the craigslist post at first. The post in this forum is not spam. Neither is the craigslist post, but rather simply a scam.

adnbek
Jul 8, 2013, 06:47 PM
To the OP: If you even had to ask if this thing is legitimate, my advice to you is to NEVER conduct any financial transaction through the means of the Internet. For your own sake.

jbyun04
Jul 8, 2013, 06:52 PM
you could get a real painted MBA, not cheap though

http://www.colorware.com/p-250-macbook-air-13-inch.aspx

falconeight
Jul 8, 2013, 06:56 PM
If it actually runs osX that would be cool

Dalton63841
Jul 8, 2013, 06:56 PM
Looks homemade. I mean, surely even a chinese knockoff would have the lettering straight...

I made something like this a few years back with an MSI Wind netbook that I hackintoshed. An apple from the lid of a 12" powerbook and some patient cutting skills, a clean paint job, some small font rub-on transfers and a clear coat for the keys, and you can make something like this in just a couple days time. Of course, I actually got the lettering straight, and sanded the windows symbol off.

Miat
Jul 9, 2013, 05:41 AM
Is this for real (white MBA)?

No.

Proof: It has an Ethernet port.

;)