A very cool feature - only available on the antiglare bezel!

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  1. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    In the recent glossy vs. AG discussions, I've not seen anyone else point out one of the coolest features of the silver anti-glare bezel: the laser drilled microholes for the camera light! IMHO, this is too-cool. A now-you-see-it, now-you-don't light which literally appears to come from solid aluminum.

    Incidently, it's my opinion that the manufacture of this bezel - including the laser-drilling of these holes - explains a portion of the added $50 cost for the AG. It's a very-cool piece of manufacturing. This is similar to the power/sleep light on the main unibody, but if you look closely at the power light, you can see the holes when unlit. The camera light is absolutely invisible when off. Impress your friends :)

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This has been around for a couple of years, you know...
     
  3. diablo2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. And it's not been mentioned once in any of the hundreds of threads on glossy vs. AG here since the release of the new MBPs. A few good pics won't hurt a thing. The new folks might learn something, too.
     
  4. vant macrumors 65816

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    What ever tickles your fancy.

    It's not mentioned because it really isn't a feature. It lights up green just like the glossy.
     
  5. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    i didn't know about it.
    prettttty cool.
    it lights up green "just like the glossy"
    but it's easier to shine a light through glass than it is through a piece of aluminum.
     
  6. vant macrumors 65816

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    Just like the sleep indicator...
     
  7. diablo2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This must be the "transparent aluminum" that Scotty offered to 20th Century Earth in Star Trek IV.
     
  8. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    right, just like the sleep indicator.
    except green.!

    what is your point?
     
  9. duky macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure I'm understanding. Aside from the fact that it's been on the aluminum laptops for a while in the case of the sleep indicator why is this an advantage over the glossy version? Because you can show it off? I can't see the iSight light on my glossy iMac either when it is off
     
  10. diablo2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never said it was an "advantage" over the glass/glossy display. I said it was a feature. And it is. It's among the most-commented upon elements among my non-Mac friends when I point out that the light appears to come from solid aluminum. Perhaps its an engineer thing....
     
  11. SonicBoom1981 macrumors regular

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    Not being the reason why I love my matte display more than the glossy i was using, the green light from nowhere is pretty cool.
     
  12. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    i dont know about it being an engineer thing cuz im a freshmen in high school and i think its pretty sick.
     
  13. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    i give this a +1. little feature matters to some =)
    if you don't like it....then whatever fancys your behind will do ^+^
     
  14. Dooger macrumors 6502

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    It's only May and already this is my thread of the year.
     
  15. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    poor diablo, lmao everyone is in a crappy mood today it seems :eek:
     
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  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    "Hello, computer!" "Keyboard? How quaint!"
     
  18. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Cool, kinda like when you were a kid and used a rusty nail to poke a bunch of holes in a lid of a shoebox to let the frog breathe, but with a wee bit more precision.
     
  19. diablo2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would add - in contrast to the power light - that the circular green light appears like a single LED when lit, covering a good 3mm+ in diameter. A very cool effect.
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Possibly because this has nothing to do with the screen. Laser-drilled holes that light up when the iSight is on doesn't "shine any light" on the glossy vs. matte debate.
     
  21. diablo2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Easily the #1 mentioned element of the glossy display in these threads is the aesthetics of the black glass overlay and the black bezel this creates. This doesn't have much to do with the screen, either but that hasn't stopped an endless discussion of how "cool" it looks....
     
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    Ignore the Debby downers. They've nothing better to do.

    Thank you for posting this. I learned something.
     
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  24. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got this on my glossy non-unibody 2007 MacBook Pro. Never really noticed it. Are you sure that it doesn't look the same on the glossy unibody models? It could just be the glass front diffusing the light enough to make it look like a single LED.
     
  25. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    The way the LED lights shine through the aluminum makes it pretty slick. You don't see those little touches of style and quality on your average HP Envy. I love how even the indicator light on the magsafe power adapter shines through the aluminum -- but if you run your finger over it, it's completely smooth because it's drilled from the other side.

    Nice touch on the AG model, I agree!
     

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