Preview of a Redesigned MacBook Air and more colors

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Blackberryroid, Sep 21, 2012.

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Do you want the MacBook Air in colors?

  1. Yes, I'd buy one.

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  2. Nope. It's already great.

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  1. Blackberryroid, Sep 21, 2012
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    Why won't Apple offer the MacBook Air in more colors? I made the corners of the display black (that counts as a redesign, right?) and added colors.

    I love it.

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    I think everyone will like this one:

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    The pictures are a little too large.

    Anyways, what do you think?
     
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    Yep, I'd trade in my brand new MBA for a colored one right now. I think colored aluminum, like the iPod Nanos, looks really good. I don't expect Apple to do it anytime soon though, there is something off about making a $1200+ computer look like a toy (even if a lot of people like it that way).
     
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    Bad idea. It would take away from the instant recognition factor that the aluminum chassis has. That is so desirable that other Windows machines are trying to copy it to make them selves look like a Mac.

    If you want a color buy a skin.
     
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    Stickers look like crap compared to actual brushed aluminum.
     
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    Yeah, but I think they'll be offering the classic old design too.
     
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    You want to drag MacBooks into iP5's "scratchgate"?
     
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    What?
     
  9. Arran, Sep 21, 2012
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    IMO, a little wear and tear looks beautiful.

    I don't really understand the pointing of insisting something that will be used (and used often) maintain a showroom look.

    Here's an example, the transformers in the recent movies, the bots sure looked better with some nicks and dings on them. (Though I've always found it weird that the scratches would disappear in vehicle mode...)
     
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    More choices = always better.

    But no, I kinda like the current one, it's not Grey, it's Champagne Gold. ;)

    To me color works with plastic, not metal, and am unanimous on that.
     
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    It's my dream to get one from ColorWare. I don't know why I didn't get one this time around seeing as I spent a fortune on a maxed out 11" mid 2012 MBA.

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    Agreed.
     
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    Color wouldn't drive a buying decision for me, but I think it's a cool idea. Probably lots of "scratchgate" potential with it though.

    If I went for a colored MBA though, I would want a tinted backlight too.
     
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    Yup. I want mine in 13" of stealth black and a fogged apple emblem.
     
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    The worst part about this is the hokey, awkward phrases in the pictures.
     
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    The Thing Is:

    The thing is: They have to offer us something:

    Apple isn't going to put the Retina Display anytime soon

    Therefore they should offer a black version of the MacBook Air just to differentiate it from the rest of the lineup.

    And they could be "anodized" any color.

    An anodized stove-top espresso maker: For example:

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    x2... I'd love a gunmetal or metal black'ish MBA.
     
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    That looks very un-Apple like. Too glossy and how do you even make the screen edge-to-edge glass?

    If it was matte, it would be more Apple-like.
     
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    Well I like it and I might actually get one next summer when the next MBA comes out. The screen isn't edge to edge, the bezel is just black.
     
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    The slogans you threw on those pictures are pretty ridiculous.

    And the colors you chose aren't ones they would pick if they did, it wouldn't be deep colors, more likely to be the colors the iPods are following.

    I have been wanting a colored Apple computer for awhile though since the iBook/iMac G3 days are over. I doubt it will happen though.
     
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    The funny thing is, I copied some of the slogans on Apple's website. Still ridiculous? :rolleyes:
     
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    They don't fit the context of those pictures at all. I would be interested in what slogans for what products you took, though.

    Don't mistake critique with insulting.
     
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    Let's just hope that Apple doesn't hire me on their marketing department. :D
     

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