Does the 2012 MBA blend?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jobsian, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I mean, does it blend in well stylistically with your other Apple/non-Apple products?

    This is a purely subjective thing, but despite loving the silver aluminium unibody, I always liked the idea of having it in black or white, a la other Apple hardware.

    Imagine a keynote where Schiller unveils a 2013 jet-black MBA, it'd be a knockout!
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  3. macrumors 6502a

    Nope. Doesn't blend at all with my other devices.

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  5. macrumors 601


    The MBA's I have in 11 & 13 both stand out amongst my same year MBP's as the stellar designs they are.

    As far as comparing them to my other Apple gear, like my various peripherals & accessories, I'd call the Airs complimentary.

    I'd also call them my all time favorite designs.
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    Likewise, I have not seen a better designed notebook in my entire life. I think it'd look even better in black though.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Looks great on my ubatuba counter. :)
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  9. macrumors 6502

    I think the MBA looks awesome and fits in nicely with everything I have. It usually sits by itself so it doesn't necessarily need matching colors with anything else.

    Using a black skin sounds like a horrible idea, that would make the sides look ugly as hell.
  10. macrumors 601


    The more I think about it, the more I like the idea of Black as well.

    One of the very few Mac laptops I _haven't_ owned (I'm such an addict) is a Black MacBook.

    I will admit that normally styling and appearance is secondary to me, but that model was very compelling. No matter how it was configured it would have been fun.

    Especially since I always have several MBP / MBA models, so it's not like it would have been my only laptop, just another Mac to choose from :)
  11. macrumors 6502

    The black just makes it look like a PC IMO.
  12. macrumors 6502

    I feel like my iPad bridges the color contrasts between the MBA and iPhone, since the iPhone is all black and MBA is all aluminum. iPad is black on the front and aluminum on the back.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Ergonomically, the mba feels just right for typing. I think Apple spent a great deal of time to make this a stylish and light but, at the same time, a very functional workhorse.
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  16. macrumors member

    Its actually pretty easy because this kind of vinyl is a bubble free application and there are install vids on the site. I have it on my MB Air 13 and I am usually bad at installations, but this one was great.
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    I guess I'm gonna order it then! :D

    A couple more questions though. Does it feel/look like it's going to peel around the edges? Do you put it in a sleeve? Does that affect this skin?
  18. macrumors member

    No signs of peeling and its been on about 6 months. I don't use a sleeve but I slip it in/out of a backpack-type case every day for work and it hasn't effected it at all :)
  19. macrumors 6502a


    So has anyone actually put one of these black fascias on and are they durable?


    Has yours lasted well and is there any peeling etc?

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