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Old Jul 26, 2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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iCarbons Black Carbon Fiber on Retina MBP

I ordered the iCarbons Black Carbon Fiber on Sunday and received it today. Before I ordered it, I tried to find some pictures of it installed on the retina MBP, but couldn't find anything other than the stock photos.

I was skeptical because I couldn't see it on an actual rMBP, but I am glad that I bought it! I really love the look and feel it gives to MBP. The original aluminum was great, but I was afraid of scratching it, but with this I should have no problem.

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The install was rather straight forward, but it took me about 45 minutes because I am OCD about my electronics lol.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Looks good! Does it require heat to apply? I think that one does? Also, how is the trackpad affected with that covering?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Looks good, but not sure I like it on the inside still - I guess thats just me.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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I'll be ordering mine as well this week. I think I'll opt to forego putting it on the trackpad and  logo though.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Top case looks good!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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Looks good! Does it require heat to apply? I think that one does? Also, how is the trackpad affected with that covering?
It required a little bit of heat on the bottom for the edges. Took like 10 seconds with a blow dryer.

The trackpad is completely unaffected. I didn't put the carbon on the apple because it want it to glow lol. It came with a red and white cover for the apple.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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It required a little bit of heat on the bottom for the edges. Took like 10 seconds with a blow dryer.

The trackpad is completely unaffected. I didn't put the carbon on the apple because it want it to glow lol. It came with a red and white cover for the apple.
Wouldn't this hold in heat? As in when the CPU and/or GPU get hot the heat dissipation is reduced.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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Wouldn't this hold in heat? As in when the CPU and/or GPU get hot the heat dissipation is reduced.
I don't think so as none of the vents are covered up. I will test it out by running Skyrim in a little bit.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:44 PM   #9
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I just ordered the top and bottom for my retina. I can't wait for it to get in. I'm just not for the internal cover..
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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I don't think so as none of the vents are covered up. I will test it out by running Skyrim in a little bit.
I too was interested in whether or not this would have your mpbr run a little hotter. I was interested in getting the red CF just for the bottom to prevent scratches. However, i was told that this may cause your mbpr to run a little hotter. Looking forward to your test!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:51 PM   #11
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how is the trackpad cover?
Is it still sensitive as before after you put it on?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:13 PM   #12
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I'm also interest in this product for my rMBP, thai king about ordering it in white or brushed aluminum though!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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On the heat issue, I just added a Wrapsol film to my rMBP and my temps have been the same if not lower (Tested in Windows 8, playing BF3).
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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heat issue?

Hi, just wondering if you ever did the heat test and if you could possibly post screen shots? thank you!
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