iCarbons Black Carbon Fiber on Retina MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asdad123, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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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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    charlieegan3

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    Looks good, but not sure I like it on the inside still - I guess thats just me.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  5. macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    Mabyboi

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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..
     
  10. macrumors member

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    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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    how is the trackpad cover?
    Is it still sensitive as before after you put it on?
     
  12. macrumors regular

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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!
     
  13. macrumors member

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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).
     
  14. macrumors member

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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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