Is this rare? My macbook pro is brushed aluminum

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SellYourMacBook, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. SellYourMacBook macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I've stumbled upon a few macbooks like this, and I was curious on how many of you guys have the same brushed aluminum like finish on your macbook pro.

    I've attached a high res picture so you guys can see what im talking about...


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  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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  4. Macral macrumors member

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    Both of my rMBP 13" and 15" have similar finish on the bottom part.
     
  5. Kafka macrumors 6502

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    My late 2011 MBP 13" is like that. I also noticed when I swapped the RAM modules that the back plate is thinner and bends way easier compared to my former early 2011 MBP 13". Like "dong-dong" instead of "tap-tap" when hitting it with a knuckle.
     
  6. markus843 macrumors regular

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    Mines not like that at all, although I wish it was :apple:
     
  7. SellYourMacBook thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you have any pics? It's a interesting anomaly and I'm curious how your mac will compare.
     
  8. Kafka macrumors 6502

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    My mother has it at the moment, I'm trying to see if she can adjust to OS X (doesn't seem like it). I'll take a pic later this week when I go see her.
     
  9. ressac macrumors member

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    my screen broke and they replaced it on such as on the photo
    but i don't like it because it left fingerprints and i just don't like this way of aluminium

    and in the end it looks like HP or Asus .... old style:apple: likes me more
     
  10. GoPro macrumors member

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    My early 2011 model is like that. I always assumed it was because I cleaned it a lot with a cloth, its only noticable under a bright light or at a certain angle :D
     
  11. ressac macrumors member

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    only a screen shell or even bottom shell?
     
  12. osxlovers macrumors newbie

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    Wow that's nice, I want one like this. Where did you buy? My Retina Macbook Pro is different
     
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  14. osxlovers, Dec 23, 2012
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    osxlovers macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook Pro Retina just look like this

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    I envy with you!!!

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    No it looks real, I don't think it's a cover/skin
     
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  16. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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    I had the top clamshell of my 2008 Macbook replaced in about 2010 by apple, and it had this "brushed aluminum look"! I think it looks pretty cool.
     
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    Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    My guts tell me this has a business / financial decision behind it than anything else... It might happen that during manufacturing, certain parts end up having some imperfections ( scratches or whatever ) that if sold in that state, would most likely be returned by buyers within the first 14 days period. So, instead of wasting money on shipping it or ditching / recycling the affected component ( and knowing that chances are high it will be returned by the customer anyway ), they just put it trough a brushing process... problematic part -> same part without previous problem and a slightly altered look that most people either ignore or perceive as something "cool" / "unique" ( extremely few customers - if any - are going to send the product back because "it was brushed" ).

    It could also happen that refurbished / damaged models / components that have scratches are given this brushing treatment and are resold after than ditched / recycled. It could also happen that the product gets slightly damaged / scratched during shipping or whatever, but nothing that some brushing can't fix once ( if ) the customer returns it and then it's resold ( minimum effort and money investment from Apple ).

    It's a quite ingenious business strategy if you ask me...
     
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