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Old Jun 7, 2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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MacBook Air mod

I replaced the aluminium MacBook Air bezel with a MacBook unibody glass lens cover.

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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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Having had one of each as well as a uni-body MBP, I can only ask WHY?!?!?!?
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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Heavier?

Does it Make it any more heavier with the glass ?
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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Having had one of each as well as a uni-body MBP, I can only ask WHY?!?!?!?
I guess its a matter of taste. At least the nice mba screen remains. It looks pretty cool.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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I want the black keyed Wireless Keyboard!!!
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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one of the main reasons i bought a MBA rev B was because of the screen not being glossy / glass
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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Where did you find the keys for the wireless keyboard?? Did you fit them yourself??
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:17 PM   #8
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I can completely see the Air looking like that in the future. Uniformity across the line. That's a mighty impressive mod.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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I can completely see the Air looking like that in the future. Uniformity across the line. That's a mighty impressive mod.
Personally, I think it would be more impressive putting the Air bezel on a MB.

I'm also curious as to the weight. The Air's hinge is reported to have issues on some units and adding the extra display weight I'm sure won't help.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 05:59 PM   #10
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that looks awesome.. bravo!
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:11 PM   #11
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Bravo *applause*
Good work, I too can totally see this happening further down the line from AAPL
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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you destroyed your MacBook Air... er, w00t?
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:24 PM   #13
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very nice:D

That looks great. Like everyone else is asking how does it affect the weight of the air?
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:31 PM   #14
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Where did you find the keys for the wireless keyboard?? Did you fit them yourself??
definitely a third party, not modded. look at the return key.
and somehow it lights up?
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:33 PM   #15
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That looks great!
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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I didn't even notice the MBA had a different bezel.. o.O
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:40 PM   #17
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I Like it, and im loving that keyboard!

Also, whats wrong with the Enter Key? its a fullsize european version, the best kind.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 06:49 PM   #18
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I like it. Looks better than OEM

What now with your MBA bezel?

You should consider to sell it to a UMB owner as they might like that look.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 07:37 PM   #19
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There is no way that Apple would do this since it is so UGLY!


Did I say UGLY? However, Nice work that you did if you like it!
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And now the rumor mills will use this picture as proof of the Air with black.
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Old Jun 7, 2009, 10:46 PM   #21
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I think it's much better than with the grey bezel. I was actually a bit disappointed seeing MBA and MB face to face, because the black bezel looks much better to me.
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Old Jun 8, 2009, 12:11 AM   #22
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When it comes to modding I don't think "why" really matters. Awesome job. I'd kind of like to see a black pinstripe around the top of the palmrest...perhaps a TRON logo somewhere?

Nice mod!
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Old Jun 8, 2009, 06:02 AM   #23
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I want a illuminated wireless keyboard too
Great mod, good job!!
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Old Jun 8, 2009, 06:21 AM   #24
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Nice mod, I can't say its not my taste because I have a unibody MBP and love the bezel look
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Old Jun 8, 2009, 06:25 AM   #25
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I would completely understand doing the opposite... in fact, I can imagine myself attempting such a thing, were I to get a Macbook. I think Air is the only beautiful Mac notebook right now not just because it's super slim, but because it doesn't have this ugly black thing around the screen.
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