Why Unibody?

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  1. ainjo1919 macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's a stupid question and sorry, and I know you refer to it as to your notebook, but why is it called Unibody?
     
  2. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Because it is crafted from ONE solid piece of aluminum. That's why.
     
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  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Why has been answered above! Why do WE call it so:

    To differentiate the newer generation from the older MBPs which were also Aluminum but were not manufactured using the "unibody" process!

    Infact you'll find the term UMB or UMBP quite often in this forum. Its basically for identification purposes like we previously used "White MB" or "Blackbook"!
     
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  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    how long has Apple been using aluminum for their laptops? Kinda hard to differentiate the old school powerbooks with the new models by just looking at the lid.
     
  8. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    theyve been using it since powerbooks i believe. Which is why i think it is stupid that some people say alu. macbook pro-meaning unibody. Since the last MPB gen was made from aluminum.
     
  9. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Since 2003!

    The powerbooks were redesigned after SJ returned. They transitioned from Plastic to metal in Jan 2001 but they used Titanium for the first two years. In 2003 they used Aluminum for the first time in the 12" and the 17" models announced at MacWorld. The 15" were later ported to Al in the same year as well!
     
  10. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    o, and you can tell by the plactic thingy that PBs had on the lid, and the PB look fatter
     
  11. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I just hate when people start their threads with "hey guys, I have my aluminum macbook pro..." which is like saying "hey guys, I have my macbook pro model, the one with the keyboard, and...."
     
  12. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    ha yes, this should be under the "bannable offenses" haha
     
  13. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    I think that term was picked up from new macbook users, because until now there hasn't been an "Aluminum" Macbook model just the previous plastic ones, but there have been Aluminum Macbook Pros.
     
  14. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    He asked why is it called "unibody" not why we should get one, although isn't the 17" only available in a matte option?
     
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    No, the 17" is available in both glossy and matte. The 15" is offered only in glossy.
     
  16. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that's what I meant, that the 17" comes in both, I wish they did that with the 15"
     
  17. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    As do I, and had they done so, I would have purchased the matte display.
     
  18. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Do u guys know when they started coming out with the glowing :apple: logo on the back of the laptops?
     
  19. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Maybe with Lombard (bronze-keyboard G3) but I think even a model or two before that. So late 90s. I remember it started with some light leaking accidentally through the white logo on one model, making some people think it was lit on purpose. Apple then let more light through to make a real effect out of it.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's unibody because Apple needed to call it something to sell to regular folks.
     

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