MacBook Air mod

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iDX, Jun 7, 2009.

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

    See pictures!
     

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  2. NC MacGuy
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    Having had one of each as well as a uni-body MBP, I can only ask WHY?!?!?!?
     
  3. mac man 007
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    Heavier?

    Does it Make it any more heavier with the glass ?
     
  4. Unprocessed1
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    I guess its a matter of taste. At least the nice mba screen remains. It looks pretty cool. :)
     
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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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    Where did you find the keys for the wireless keyboard?? Did you fit them yourself??
     
  8. elppa
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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.
     
  9. NC MacGuy
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    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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    is everything!
  11. tsubikiddo
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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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    very nice:D

    That looks great. Like everyone else is asking how does it affect the weight of the air?
     
  14. swb1192
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    definitely a third party, not modded. look at the return key.
    and somehow it lights up?
     
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  16. swb1192
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    I didn't even notice the MBA had a different bezel.. o_O
     
  17. MattZani
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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.
     
  18. AreYouAMac
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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.
     
  19. mhnajjar
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    There is no way that Apple would do this since it is so UGLY!
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Did I say UGLY? However, Nice work that you did if you like it! :rolleyes:
     
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  21. xparaparafreakx
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    And now the rumor mills will use this picture as proof of the Air with black.
     
  22. LAS.mac
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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.
     
  23. mcpryon2
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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!
     
  24. efegue
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    I want a illuminated wireless keyboard too :(
    Great mod, good job!!
     
  25. maflynn
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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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