Black or White...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applemax, Jun 20, 2006.

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Which Colour?

  1. White

    44 vote(s)
    53.0%
  2. Black

    39 vote(s)
    47.0%
  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    OK. Ta very much to everyone in the previous thread. I have decided to get a 2GB 120GBHD MacBook. Please tell me what I have to look forward to as I am getting quite excited. BUT!: I don't really know which colour to get. So. As they say on many TV shows in the UK, "The lines are now open"

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I prefer Apple's classic white, although the black definitely looks cool.
     
  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, this is why. I love the white, the white is Apple. But apparently there have been reports of it going yellow which I'm quite concerned about.
     
  4. x86 macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry to say, but I *hate* the white MacBooks. If they didn't offer them in black I probably wouldn't of bought one. Thats just me though...
     
  5. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    black costs $200 more, and you don't get that much improvements to the computer...
     
  6. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    The black is a nice throw back to pre-white days, a PowerBook G3 look

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    Though I think the white is what set apple apart from all the other black and gray laptops out there over the past few years. So I'd have to say white.
     
  7. Garrettc87 macrumors newbie

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  8. x86 macrumors regular

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    The white definitally sticks out more than the black, thats why I bought the black one. And yes, I do feel ripped off for doing so... but hey, whats another $150... :(
     
  9. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I love the black. Reminds me of the old powerbooks- I loved those. I don't understand the apple is white concept really :) If you prefer white, get it, if you liike black, get it. The problems with the white are concerning, and I don't really have an answer for that one.
     
  10. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    White... apparently they're faster :p

    But just colour wise, I LOVED the Pismo, but I also love my white iBook!
     
  11. iBrow macrumors regular

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    White is nice, But Black has that wow factor about it. I'd go with Black. :)
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I like both very much. If they were the same price, I'd probably lean towards black.

    But for $150 more?? You'd better reeeeeally prefer the black, and I just don't feel that strongly one way or the other. If you do, then go for it.
     
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  14. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    True Apple has done white for how many years now? 5+. I'm changing my response to black.
     
  15. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    Black is nice but defenitely not $150 nicer than the white.
     
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  17. wako macrumors 65816

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    I payed the extra 200 for the black one. No regrets. After seeing the photos of the discoloration, it just made me not want to risk it.

    Even if the discoloration might not be a huge deal, the problem is still there and the potential of having a yellow/brown macbook is real. Since Apple can tell you that they dont cover cosmetic damages or of the sort, you are pretty much left with one ugly notebook
     
  18. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    You read my mind! I was thinking of starting a thread/ poll about this very topic. I'm about to buy a Macbook, and I couldn't decide which color to get. I'm concerned about the glossy white surface showing fingerprints and hand oils etc, but wouldn't the black version show more? I need some input.
     
  19. x86 macrumors regular

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    The black ones are made from a different material, so no, fingerprints are not an issue. The material is like the plastic from a IBM ThinkPad...
     
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  21. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    Oh goodie. I like how the black "hides" the iSight and IR port. Too bad the powercord and such are still white. I think the glowing white Apple logo against the matte black is simply stunning.
     
  22. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    I voted for white. The black seems to show more than the white, at least from what I've seen while messing around with them at the Apple store. I ordered my white 2.0ghz, 80gb, 1gig with applecare, $50 of Microsoft Office Student Teacher Edition, and free 2gig Nano about 3 days ago, im anxiously awaiting the arrival(The UPS man teased me today by delivering the Nano case I ordered). I just couldnt bring myself to pay an extra $150 just for black, sure it looks great, but IMO not $150 greater.
     
  23. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

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    The black might be made of different material but don't listen to some(cnet reviewers) who say its made of bullet proof kevlar.I bought the white and it is not discolored. I didn't feel like spending the extra on a color.
     
  24. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    with a 50/50 result, the poll isn't very effective thus far, eh? :p
     

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