Black Powerbook?!

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  1. sewerhobo macrumors newbie

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    Looking through Apple's site, I stumbled upon this http://www.apple.com/powerbook/wireless.html picture at the top of the page. Is it just me, or does that PowerBook look black?!

    Judging from the rest of the picture, I'm guessing it's just a shadow, but it still seems really misleading for new users.
     
  2. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    looks black, your right....they are probably using that new picture program that came out today....
     
  3. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, interesting. But you can still tell its silver under the light from the display.
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    It looks nice.
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, look at the iBook page. They both have 1024x768 resolutions, but the iBook 14" dock is smaller than the 12". Misleading the users that you are getting more screen real estate on the 14" than the 12"...
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Apple's lighting effect sucks in that picture. Definitely an alubook, though.
     
  7. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I was all set to buy my 14" widescreen iBook when they got updated and then I realized it was some of Apples photoshop (or maybe aperture) magic :rolleyes:. They're not saints, thats for sure.
     
  8. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    Ya know, I was thinking that to myself before i even saw this thread.

    I'll be buying a 17" PB this weekend :)
     
  9. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    damn! these things

    they should go gunmetal on all the powerbooks. silver is almost out, black has never been out, gunmetal is that gorgeous blackish color. Ive seen great Calibri lighters that use it and ive always wanted a powerbook like it.
    its so close to mixing the nice qualities of the metal and the black together. and better than annodizing am i correct?
    also, if i had my preference, i think id have it pitted. bigger pits, maybe like rivets even? ala' the g5?
    i think i would sell my powerbook right now and buy that one if it looked like that,
    ajk
     
  10. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    it seems they have done it with the powermac G5's also. i would love a powerbook that colour!

    tastic
     
  11. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    Funny, Safari is not displaying the site correctly, while Firefox does.

    In Safari the category bar with "Tech Specs, Display, Wireless, etc. is all the way to the left.

    Wazup with that?

    That is definitely black, WTF? Is that a preview of things to come?
     
  12. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    No, the PowerMac is clearly the lighting. At first that is what I thought too, but then it is obviously the Aluminum color.
     
  13. Midnight macrumors newbie

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    nice. :cool:

    This makes me wonder what a black Powerbook would really look like, if it was done by Apple.
     
  14. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Uh.. Not black, but this one does look odd to me...
     

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  15. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    Send it into ColorwarePC and for $399 i believe you'll have a Jet Black PowerBook
     
  16. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    hahah....it's just a powerbook in a dark room..........it SUPPOSED to be dramatic

    Black??? haha
     
  17. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder why the photographed it to look a bit different though. PowerBooks are silver, they should show it in silver.
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's still G4. If it was black, it would be faster.
     
  19. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Right as always, mad jew.
     
  20. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    c'mon does it really look "black"...well Apple released ipods in black but that doesn't mean Black iBooks or Black everything...
     
  21. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    Time for your eyetest - take a silver powerbook, now at night, turn out all the lights....looks black now don't it :D
     
  22. wide macrumors 6502a

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    actually, all they had to do was open dock prefs and make the dock smaller.
     
  23. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I would love to have a black Powerbook to go with my black iPod Video I would even take a black iBook.
     
  24. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    I think that PowerBooks should remain silver and that the iBooks should come in black and white.
     
  25. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Humor me, actually all they had to do was drag the little divider. The product pictures are actually separately created and then placed in the screen space of the product, if I'm not mistaken. It's just deceiving and I'm sure they know it. Someone had to design those graphics and they knew what they were doing.
     

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