Black MacBook Pro!

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  1. Doublea6 macrumors regular

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    All right you got me, these aren't real black macbook pros, but I did take the time to photoshop some prototypes. I mostly just wanted to see what they would look like. I got some realistic looking ones too. Tell me what you think of them!

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  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    computerchoppers.com does this for real! I might get my PMG5 anodized gold so it has cool shapes moving!
     
  3. Doublea6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know colorware will paint your Mac, but it's expensive!

    I tried making them have the same color as the black iphone 5 too. I kind of liked the blue blackish tone.
     
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    Colorware as you mention will do this, and it is pricey because they need to disassemble your computer and paint it. Perhaps in the future Apple will provide a black MBP, I agree it does look sharp.
     
  5. entropi macrumors 6502

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    I like it

    mm, with a full black MBP it gets easier to stand the horrible black bezel on the current silver MBP line...

    (But I don't have it because of the beautiful silver bezel on the anti glare BTO-version of my MBP17 screen. I suspect that option soon will be gone though. :()
     
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    No thanks -- looks good now, but as the finish wears off and gets scratched, the silver spots/blotches/scratches will make it look "worn" before its time. That's one of the things I like about the current "natural" Al finish -- my 5 yo MBP still looks near new.
     
  8. B... macrumors 68000

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    That's not a black MacBook, you just took a picture of the Razer Blade! :)
     
  9. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone 5 is a good example of this. I like the current bare aluminum finish too.
     
  10. ryallen macrumors newbie

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    What other company besides colorware and computer choppers will do something like this?
     
  11. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    A local powder coat shop should be able to do a computer just fine. Not as tough as anidizing, but probably lots cheaper.

    I'm actually getting new panels for my macbook and am going to try to get it powder coated at the local shop. Check out my thread about it!
     
  12. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    No thanks, looks like a windows box. Plus as mentioned, it will end up looking terrible after regular use.
     
  13. Doublea6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've heard that they have gotten better at anodizing the black aluminum and that it doesn't wear as much.

    Does anyone know how razer made their black aluminum? They obviously know how to do it. I guess we haven't seen to much wear on their machines though.

    Apple has put black aluminum in their Mac Pro too, which means they are producing it.
     
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    you're on to something there... that's right. but still - black looks so nice... (at least in the beginning... :) )

     
  17. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    Anyone has any links to these painting services? Just wondering what the pricing structure is like.
     
  18. Doublea6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That looks so good! Did you photoshop that or find it? Good job, that's exactly how I would want it to look like.

    Colorware.com
     
  19. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Colorware I believe doesn't do anything but the latest model. Not sure about others though.

    Another option could be to take the computer apart completely and powercoat it (what I am trying to do). Quick and cheap. Haven't looked at pricing yet but I think it should be below $200 to powder coat. Maybe lots cheaper than that ($50??). Anybody powder coat here??
     
  20. VanillaCracker macrumors 68020

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    Just looked this up. Looks kinda cheap, or toyish. I don't like how the coating is reflective in some lighting. Definitely cheap looking compared to regular silver design. And then I saw the $500 cost, yeah no thanks.
     
  21. Doublea6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed that too. In the options though there is gloss and matte. So I don't know how those differ. If I had the money I might waste it just to see.
     
  22. VanillaCracker macrumors 68020

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    Razer blade pro has it's black done well. I think the key is to have a very dark matte grey color. That goes a longgg way, compared to traditional black, imo.

    Btw I just noticed, again, that this time for the Retina it's ~$750, definitely no. Lol
     
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    I created it in Photoshop, instead of being dark (black), I wanted to see how it would look like with a slate-anodized iPhone style.
     
  25. Doublea6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's what I was going for too. I think it would look nice next to a black iphone.
     

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