An idea for the MacBook Redesign

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Blackberryroid, Aug 19, 2012.

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What do you think looks better?

  1. I like the standard look of the Aluminum better.

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  2. I like the glossy look of the Aluminum better.

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  1. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever I unbox a MacBook Pro or the Air, I always like the way it looks on the plastic wrapper, because it's glossy. It's not that I hate the way it looks matte, but I think it looks better glossy.

    What do you think is best?

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    Hmmm... looks a bit plasticy. I'd have to see and feel one in person. I like the idea if its done right
     
  4. Blackberryroid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I guess it does look different than the one in the picture. But the ones who experienced the unboxing would know what it really looks like. I think it's wonderful.
     
  5. J.Appleseed macrumors regular

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    Looks quite nice indeed, but it still has to have an aluminum (ergo sturdy) feel :)
     
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    I like the standard look and feel of anodized aluminium.
     
  7. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    Aluminium is not glossy.

    To make the case glossy, you would need to cover the aluminium in a coating of plastic.

    The case would then lose all of the tactile qualities of the aluminium and would essentially become a plastic case much like many of the other laptops available.
     
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    Not necessarily. I was thinking about if Apple can make "polished" Aluminium like the ones they had on the iPod nano (5th generation).

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    I dunno - apple seems to want to send the message that their pro line is for serious work with its rugged, serious and no-nonsense look. Colouring then may make the laptops lose this impression.
     
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    That looks good... I wonder what it looks like on the Pro. Probably like the first iMac. Anyways, I just want to see the gloss.

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    It's not about coloring the MacBook Pro. It's about showing that Aluminum can be glossy, contradicting the earlier statement that the MacBook Pro needs to have a thin plastic cover to make it glossy.
     
  11. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    While a new glossy finish may look good, I didn't like the glossy iPod nano's and preferred the matte ones because they are more scratch resistant. The frosted matte anodisation hides the scratches while a scratch on a glossy surface can look terrible.
     
  12. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    Then you mean shiny, not glossy.
     
  13. maflynn, Aug 19, 2012
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    Standard ALU for me. I'm not liking that glossy look.
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    Of course you can do this yourself with colorware ;)

    Here's an example of not only being glossy but colorful too :)

    I actually like the black version personally but I'd not spend the $$ or take a chance on them damaging my MBP
     

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    Shiny, glossy, reflective same thing? :)

    Colorware actually looks pretty cool, though I would think it would hurt resell value/warranty a lot.
     
  15. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    No, not really..

    Glossy is glass, plastic - which reflects light/other stuff as they are, no blurriness.

    Shiny is metal, which reflects only light/shadows and it's blurred.

    Example:

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    Not the best definition, but hope the example helps.

    To be not off topic: I don't like the glossy MacBook :)
     
  16. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Haha okay. So what you're telling me is that shiny is a matte version of glossy?
     
  17. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    As long as the matte is shiny :D
     
  18. Blackberryroid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook Air is matte yet shiny. I don't think shiny and glossy are the same.
     
  19. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    The current finish (call it what you want!) doesn't show fingerprints or scratches as much as a more reflective surface.
     
  20. Blackberryroid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We have screens. Every Mac user, no matter how paranoid they are about keeping their mac safe, will touch and somehow leave fingerprints on the screen. And we're ready for that with a Microfiber cleaning cloth.

    Besides, the white MacBook had a plastic polycarbonate that is easy to smudge up and I hear no one complaining.
     
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    I like it the way it is. I do wish they had that tab still tho! I find it silly that you have to tip it out of the box now.
     
  22. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    That's what I am saying.

    Some matte materials are not shiny, some are. Look at my previous post.
     
  23. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    lets see....ipod nano 5th gen had shiny alunimum?


    i think it would loook pretty sexy along with the glass screen
     
  24. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    That's because no one's bought one in years. ;)

    My friend owned one and that case defined beat-up faded and discoloured. Cleaning wouldn't help it.

    And of course the body can be cleaned, but unlike the screen we touch it constantly. I'm not interested in having it look smudged 100% of the time.
     
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    It's my favorite part when I get a new MacBook Air/Pro.
     

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