Black bezel mba 11"?

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  1. barebackbadger8
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    Hi
    Im wondering if anyone in the uk have found somewhere that sells like a black sticker etc to cover the silver bezel on the mba 11" screen?
    I love my mba (2011) but cant get used to the silver bezel

    All help very much appreciated
     
  2. stchman
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    I actually prefer the aluminum bezel. Black bezels are fingerprint magnets. I like the fact that my MBA is not a fingerprint monster.
     
  3. wditters
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    Agreed :)
     
  4. aleni
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    Agreed #2. Aluminum bezel looks more classy and blends with the design.
     
  5. m00min
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    I like the aluminium bezel on the Air too. My BTO MBP has one so I suppose I'm already used to it.
     
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    I got so used to the silver bezel that i cant stand the black one :( i do have to agree the first couple of days the silver drive me crazy
     
  7. taipan61
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    if your still not convinced and want a black bezel there are a few sites around that offer "skins" that will cover the bezel (and MBA) in almost anything you want.
    google "skinit" or "decalgirl"
     
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    Sticker boy dot net sells some very nice skin products. For my MBA, I have the side skins, keyboard skin, and bezel skin. They come in a variety of styles including black carbon fiber, and are made from 3M Dinoc, a top quality vinyl material that leaves no bubbles. My skins look like they were installed at the factory. Highly recommended if you are looking for skins.
     
  9. Mrbobb
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    The silver Asus Zenbook has a black bezel but the top cover looks like cheap stainless steel, and of course what really turned me off, the sharp corners, AND the price.
     
  10. dbdynsty25
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    I like the look of black bezels better, but can appreciate the advantages of the aluminum one. No big deal to me either way. Pluses and minuses to both.
     
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    Cheap stainless steel ? SS is higher quality than aluminum mate :) and doesnt scratch easy plus stronger.
     
  12. jbzcar
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    Anodized aluminum is more scratch resistant than stainless.

    It is also a better conductor of heat.
     
  13. Mrbobb
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    oh I dunno which one is stronger but that glossy stainless steel looks more like pre-scratched chrome to me. Air aluminum look more like magnesium with a light champagne hue.
     
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    are you crazy ? L O L anodized alumunim more scratch resistant than stainless ? you do know that is a powder used to anodize :) conductor of heat yeap that one is right; weights less of course too but NEVER more durable or either scratch/ding resistance like SS.
     
  15. dbdynsty25
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    I guess you never used an iPod touch w/ the stainless back. The second you peel the wrapper off the thing and set it down ONE time, it's scratched.
     
  16. jbzcar
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    No, not crazy. I just actually understand what I am talking about.
     
  17. roxxette
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    That a pos SS.....
     
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    Nah you dont mate, drop/ding your "powerfull" anodized stuff and bam! Nice scratch with different color.

    SS scratch ? Easy you can buff it out.
     
  19. jbzcar
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    Stainless steel is not immune to dings or dents.

    Aluminum oxide ranks higher than stainless steel on Mohs' scale. That means it is scratches less easily than stainless steel. ;)

    Why did you misspell "powerful" and then point it out to everyone with quotation marks? :confused:
     

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