Black MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Airwaven, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Airwaven macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of getting a Black MacBook but I'd really like to get a good video review. It would be nice to see it in action. I think it looks really, really cool. In the future i might be running Pro Tools LE (degidesign) on it and do you people think it would be a good idea to wait for OS X Leopard (when is it coming out)

    thnx, Airwave
     
  2. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    i feel sorry since no one replied to you so i will.

    -if you wanna see leopard in action watch the speeches
    -if u wanna see a Macbook in action watch the videos on youtube or if u want a more professional look i use www.cnet.com, which has full reviews and videos

    as to when leopard will come, sometime between now and never:D
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    My recommendation is that you buy it now.

    You can be always waiting for the next better thing and you'll end never buying your MB.

    And also, Leopard could come out till June, so it is a long time to wait. And when Leopard comes out, rumors of new MB would be emerging, and then you would be thinking of waiting for the update and so on.

    So just do it.:)
     
  4. Airwaven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thnx for replying and i'm thinking of getting it real soon, i can always update to leopard, thanks again
     
  5. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    Its a nice laptop.... has a great "new laptop" smell coming out of the box... nothing like taking a brand new laptop out for the first time :) Enjoy!
     
  6. Bern macrumors 68000

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    My advice is to wait. I want to get a black MB as well but with Leopard coming up and no doubt an upgrade to the current line of MB's in May/June it's more worth it to hold out a few more months.
     
  7. infz macrumors member

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    Whenever mine arrives in the mail, I'll take a bunch of photos and a video if I can get a webcam or something. Remind me in a PM if I get too distracted playing with the macbook instead :) if you want.
     
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  9. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    A video review? If you want to see a video review head out to an Apple Store and ask for one of the salespersons to demo it, or explore on your own.
     
  10. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I would buy. People will always tell you to wait, but if you wait long enough, you will get a 64 core core 20 duo with 20 GHz and 1 billion gigabytes of RAM running Mac OS 12, but the longer wait, the longer you go without a Mac! Don't worry about updates, because if you do, you will never get around to buying a machine.

    Sure, I could have waited for the Santa Rosa iMacs coming up, but if I did, I would still be on my crap Gateway PC that I cannot stand, so I bought my computer when it was the best out there. It is still the top of the line, but it is not about having the top of the line, it is about having a great computer to use all the time. If you want the top of the line (all the time) anyway, you shouldn't be buying a Mac anyway. Do yourself a favor and get the MacBook you want :) I bought an iPod photo a few months before the iPod video came out, and I am glad I did, because if I waited, I would have gone those few months without an iPod. It will be worth it because either way in a couple of years you will buy another computer, right? Hope that helps.
     
  11. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    Get it, honestly once you have it you wont be worried about if it's the newest thing ever. Not to mention macs tend to strut their stuff for longer then pcs.
     
  12. salmon06 macrumors newbie

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    I would definetly buy now! The current crop of macbooks has been around long enough to have all the issues sorted out, where as new hardware and software will bring new problems.

    Waiting to be on the bleeding edge is fine but you'll be might angry if you get a dud.

    If the current hardware does everything you need there is no reason to not just buy one, sure they may update soon but yours will still be plenty fast for years to come.

    Salmon
     
  13. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Given Apple's historical record, I think the safest thing to do is stay one generation behind the latest stuff.Now that there has been a switch to intel, I think power is no longer as pressing an issue. Buying the last revision of an Apple laptop is usually a good idea too since it's at its most refined then and the issues have been worked out (however, this wasn't the case for the last generation of powerbooks - an unworthy end to a wonderful product line imo).

    So, buying now is a good idea. The macbooks are solid and there are no huge issues anymore. The next generation may or may not have issue- go for the safest option!
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Regards to ProTools.

    NO don't wait for Leopard. Avid / Digidesign are always behind on the operating system support - and it will probably be 6 months after leopard is out before they even have updated ProTools to support the new OS, and by which time it will be on 10.5.2 and ProTools will want/recommend 10.5 at the most.
     
  15. Helianthus macrumors member

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    Definitely get it now if you are going to get it. The refurb prices on apples site are fantastic. I'd recommend against the black though, if you care about appearance. Because of the matte finish, oil from your hands is very visible in a short period of time. There are also reports of the black wearing off altogether. Just get a white and upgrade the hdd yourself, it would be cheaper anyways.
     
  16. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I just got a moshi palmguard for the black macbook and it's great! It blends in perfectly, feels great and offers good protection for the palm area. The trackpad film doesn't look as good, but feels better than the original trackpad and is very smooth.

    I also noticed that the display bezel on mine has a rougher texture than the rev A I had a long time ago. It seems that it's more fingerprint resistant because of it. Unfortunately, Apple only seems to have changed that part - underneath and inside is all the same as before. White is nice too, but I prefer black.
     
  17. saga macrumors regular

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    check this out. http://www.blackmacbook.com/. This should have all you need to review.
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    LOL. My moshi black for macbook and moshi silver for macbook pro pads arrived today too from Tapai :) They are impressive. Shame the trackpad cover is clear for the macbook - if there's already ware it doesn't mask it.

    Great value for money and a worthy investment for all.
     
  19. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Also, like others have said, Santa Rosa will be buggy. There is no doubt about it, because it is largely a new architecture for the computer, while the current chipset has been perfected over the years. My friend bought an iMac G5 before the Intel update, because the G5 had no problems and the Core Duos were more buggy. The same goes for OS X, 10.5.0 will no doubt be buggy, so it would be smarter to wait for .1 is you want reliability.
     
  20. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    get the white one as it is cheaper and is more apple-esque.
     
  21. Airwaven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks for the replys and i dont know i'm going to get a white on and upgrade (how much is 1 or 2gbs of ram and a good hard drive?) or to just get the black. Pro Tools is awesome, its one of the reasons i want a mac and i think i should get it now because digidesign is slow on updates for new opperating syetems. Again how much is a 1 or 2gbs of ram and a good hard drive like 120 or maybe even 200gb, gonna cost me?
     

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