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$50 Fake MacBook Pro vs $1,500 MacBook Pro

– Yo guys, Jonathan here, and this is a $50 MacBook Pro dummy. So if you’re thinking to yourself, “Why is he sliding that “poor MacBook across the table?” Do not worry, it is fake. What had happened was I got this email from China as you do, asking if I wanted a buy a $50 MacBook Pro dummy and thought to myself, I would be stupid not to. So 7 to 10 international business days later, this thing arrives in this super sketchy mysterious white box. I honestly had no idea what to expect, but much to my surprise, I was surprised.

Oh man. It’s metal, holy. Honestly, I thought it was gonna be plastic. This thing feels like an actual MacBook. It’s got the space gray, USB-C ports, headphone jack. It’s got some heft to it. I am actually really surprised for 50 bucks. This is kinda crazy. I don’t think it turns on. (laughing) It’s a fake screen. So the screen is weird. It is almost so fake that you kinda gotta double check to make sure that it’s not real, if that makes sense. I will give these guys an A for effort for trying to replicate the screen, but once you look closely, you can see how hilarious some of the translations are. So if you look towards the top next to the Apple logo, we see Finder, file, the editor, according to, to travel to, window, and help. Next to the battery icon, we can see spell, and then my personal favorite, the date On Thursday Afternoon 5:31. This is clearly modeled after a 13 inch space gray MacBook Pro and I am surprised at how much detail went in to this down to the giant trackpad, the ports, the weight, even the space gray finish is close until you get them side by side.

What I immediately notice with the real MacBook Pro, it actually had more of a gradient to it when the light hit it as opposed to the clone where it was kinda flat. If you look closely too as I move my hand across you can see how much more of a reflection the real MacBook Pro picks up as opposed to the fake one. So with that much detail, if this thing would’ve turned on, it would’ve been freaking amazing, but of course, with it being a nonfunctioning dummy, I still had a backup plan.

Earlier today I brought over my buddy Chris to talk about the next Dream Desk design, so drop a like if you’re excited for that. But I also wanted to see if I could get him to believe this was a real MacBook and drop it right in front of him. Alright Chris. Don’t laugh at this okay. – Okay. – I drew this up in like– – This is your first 3D rendering? – Yeah. Here, grab it. Oh, Jesus! You, oh no. Jesus. – This is fake. – Yeah, it is. (laughing) – Did he catch it? – He caught it! I gotta get someone else next. – Evans. – I know, we’re gonna get Evans. (laughing) – Well, it’s actually pretty hefty. – Yeah, I was surprised. The only dead giveaway is the screen. It’s a $50 MacBook clone. – Really? – Yeah. – That’s made to just be a prop? – Yeah, I guess so. – That’s funny. So have you guys dropped it? – No, you got catlike reflexes.

(laughing) Who catches that? Like, on the first? He caught it like right here too. He was like. Yeah, I was like, aw, well, this sucks. That clearly didn’t work thanks to Mr. Chris’s ninja reflexes, so my next target was Mr. Austin Evans. I was a little apprehensive because he knew in someway there was a fake MacBook around, but I wanted to try it anyways. – Oh my, dude! Evans, you reacted so good, man! – Well first thing I looked and I saw that it was all bent up. (laughing) – Yeah, you took too long to grab it. You had to analyze it from the outside. – Yeah, you should’ve dropped it quicker. That was pretty good. You almost got me. – That reflex, man. You were too late. – So that reaction with Evans is definitely a little better, I am not sure what else this dummy could be good for aside from a joke.

It would be insanely evil and super heartbreaking if you got somebody a MacBook Pro for their birthday or as a gift and popped this inside instead. Realistically, it could be used in a store as a demo model so no one jacks the real thing, but other than that there really isn’t much use out of this. Now again, I will say there was a ton of detail that went into this.

So much in fact that I was curious to see what was inside this pile. So after trying to pry this open, shaking it around, pulling it open, we of course are left inside with more plastic. Aside from that, thank you guys very much for watching and I know, a $50 MacBook Pro dummy giveaway is not interesting but what is is a Nintendo Switch and also some custom painted AirPods which you can check out here. This is Jonathan and I will catch you guys later. .

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