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Okay this is a weird question.

(look to the bolded/underlined text below for TLDR)

My sister needs a new laptop, and apparently wants a mac-book. She doesn't know anything about computer hardware, which is perfectly fine. I'm no expert, but she knows I'm at least a good person to consult.

Long story short, the main reason she wants a Mac-Book Pro is as a fashion accessory.

We talked, and she's aware that buying a Mac-Book Pro would be overpaying for the actual specs on the hardware included. She knows she only needs a $600 or less laptop for surfing the net, facebook, email, word processing etc.., but she wants the flashy looks and fashion statement of walking around campus with a Mac-Book Pro, possibly in a girly pink color.

TLDR:

I said to her that I might be able to get the best of both worlds.

Do they sell Mac-Book Pro cases?

I'm thinking of buying a cute girly colored Mac-Book Pro case, and a budget laptop, and swapping cases, then wiping the HD and loading snow leopard.

I'd probably have to get the same sized LCD panel to make it fit?

Is this even possible?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
nope. they dont sell macbook pro cases....laptop motherboard sizes arent standardized ;(

you can buy a knockoff mac pro (desktop) case from a few chinese companies...but thats probably not what youre after.

If you want the mac looks, you gotta buy a mac...
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post #3 of 15
if you want the mac "look" you have to get a mac unless you want a knockoff or get something from HP who's been adapting their line to look like a "MBP" style chassis
post #4 of 15
Not going to work, the standoffs are going to be completely different from one laptop to another. Even if you do mange to get it mounted then you have to worry about the heatsink and how your going to configure that. It would be way easier just get a second hand Macbook.

BTW go here and configure you system specs
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
It looks better than newegg links in your sig
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post #5 of 15
You should probably just convince her that Macs attract the wrong kind of attention.
    
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post #6 of 15
Laptop:
Buy a HP laptop? they have some that look with Mac with all the silver and whatnot, Dell's XPS 15 and upcoming Alienware M14x.

Desktop:
Get a Lian Li case.
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post #7 of 15
You could always buy a broken one off ebay for cheap and gut it since you only want the case. Better yet you could buy/build her something even cooler looking that doesn't make her look like a total tool.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
Laptop:
Buy a HP laptop? they have some that look with Mac with all the silver and whatnot, Dell's XPS 15 and upcoming Alienware M14x.

Desktop:
Get a Lian Li case.
WAT! M14x? SOURCE! I MUST BUY!
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one bump per 24 hours buddy.
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