I want to see a translucent Macbook

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  1. keatth macrumors 6502

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  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Been there, done that, looked like a toilet seat.


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    I'd rather have aluminum than translucent plastic on my MacBook any day.
     
  5. cairene2011 Guest

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    While I can't unsee the toilet seat now, I have to say I personally love the rounded, translucent plastic look much more than the aluminium, even though the latter is undoubtedly more luxurious/durable. I'm sure one day the white/translucent style will return, as most styles (be it fashion, architecture etc) repeat themselves at some point. :)
     
  6. keatth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My vision was more the exact current design but all see through glass
     
  7. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Sapphire lid and bottom case with an aluminium plate in the middle would be interesting.
     
  8. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I can't imagine a way to not make that look cheap/gimmicky vs the current aluminum body.

    The aluminum places it above many of the other competitors, and has a feel of higher quality. It also works well as a heat sink.

    I certainly don't want to go back to the 80's see through phone disaster.
     

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    As an innovation, it could have all the internal components in grayscale :p
     
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    Heh, sure...let's make a glass MBP that will shatter into pieces when dropped. :rolleyes:
     
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    Doesn't appeal to me. My Nintedno 2DS is translucent and you can see all the innards, but it looks too retro to me. It's something that was cool in the 90s I suppose.

    I'd rather have nice dark metal, but that's just me.
     
  13. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    transparent aluminum......

    Technically, isn't that what sapphire is?
     
  14. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Visible internals looks tacky on gaming PCs and they'll look even worse on MacBooks. Not happening.
     
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    I thought of that exact picture when I saw this thread!
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I remember back in the day, the old Macs on ebay being sold with see though enclosures - they were prototypes and somehow some folks got their hands on it. I thought it was cool to see all the electronics. Now aways with the shrinking sizes of the chips/circuits I think its less enthralling then seeing a see through Macintosh 128k
     
  17. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    These days

    It'd just be one big battery to see...
     
  18. jblagden macrumors 65816

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    That would be cool, but it would be too fragile. Maybe clear polycarbonate. Like a white polycarbonate MacBook, but clear.
     

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