Wood Macbook

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  1. poozer115 macrumors regular

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    I was just browsing amazon when I stumbled across this;

    http://www.amazon.com/U6V-V1-Bamboo...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228143638&sr=8-1

    Obviously it's not done right; the silver clashes, it looks cheap, and it's a pc. But if mac took this idea, and made a unibody wood framed laptop, with wood keys and a matching colored glass trackpad, it'd look super awesome. Plus it'd look really "indie", appeal to college kids, and if they did it right it could be really eco-friendly. Anyone agree with me? All feedback is appreciated of course.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    How is cutting down trees to make a case for something that could spontaneously combust eco-friendly?!
     
  3. poozer115 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If they used dead trees, driftwood etc. and made it super biodegradable.. And I'm not a computer designer but I'm sure modern technology would find a way to conserve the heat, and make it not spontaneously combust =D. I'm not saying it's a perfect idea, I just think it'd be cool if they did it right...
     
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    ummmm that laptop is not wood.
    Ive worked restoring classic cars for some time now and they have something thats called wood grain laminate, its for dash boards and stuff like that.
    its a sticker, thats it.
     
  6. poozer115 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just to clarify. I didn't make the thread trying to say apple should do what the laptop in the post did. I'm sure the pc I cited used a sticker, it's a really cheap and ugly looking computer. I don't deny that. All I'm saying is the idea behind it is cool, even if it's executed horribly, and that it would be cool if apple playing with that idea.
     
  7. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    why would u want a wood notebook? (if apple made a "unibody" wood notebook.

    "oh hey check out my blazing unibody wood macbook...oh **** it's on fire now."

    :D
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    FAIL.

    It's printed "fiber patterns". Not real wood.

    i.e. Palm rest is "leather bound palm rest", but has wood "patterns" on it. Strange...
     
  9. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    NO, that would not be cool at all cuz i would have to switch back to pc if they ever released it. or keep my old macbook until apple gets out of their ugly phase.
     
  10. poozer115 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay okay I get the idea. I'm the only one that thinks it sounds neat =(.
     
  11. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Irony at it's BEST! :D
     
  12. fishniw macrumors regular

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    I think it would be cool. I wouldn't buy it but i think an all wood body with wood keys would be interesting.
     
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    There would be loads of thread of people with splinters :p
     
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    wow

    Yes! This would be great, even real wood would be cool. They could use insulation in between the layers of wood and the gizmos inside. I've browsed the internet a bit for a wood MacBook design, and the closest, and best result I've got is here:

    http://designrehab.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-got-wood.html

    Have a look. It's not wood, but I'd absolutely love to have one!:D:D
     
  16. direzze macrumors member

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    I thought I was going to disagree with everything you said in this thread, and then you posted this
     
  17. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Was not the very first mac built inside a wooden box? It could be going to classic styling.. ;)
     
  18. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Actually... They do look nice.
     
  19. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You're thinking of the first Apple Computer (before Mac)
     
  20. waynechriss macrumors regular

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    You know what this means. Cracked wooden cases will give you splinters.
     
  21. eman macrumors 6502a

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    The product description states: "The stylish and reliable machine is made with highly recyclable materials Bamboo."
    I would have to assume it's bamboo laminate.
     
  22. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    LOL.

    First thing I thought too!! :)

    It is sooo close to looking cool, they just need to replace the silver elements with something that doesn't clash so much. Maybe white?

    Definitely is a conversation starter, though.
     
  23. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Did I see that right, $2400 for the wooden keyboard? That's crazy! Then again their wooden speakers cost $3100, which is even more nuts cause I think you can get home theater speakers out out of wood for around that much.
     
  24. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    $2400 and $3100 for a keyboard and speakers. My goodness. If I had that much money to burn I'd be getting so much more than that!! :eek:
     
  25. Malithion macrumors member

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    Instead of wood use glass :D Be heavy though but really neat.
     

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