Girlfriend: White or Black Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Houmidity, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Houmidity macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2006
    Houston, TX
    OK I'm thinking of buying my girlfriend a Macbook as a surprise gift, but I can't decide whether she'd prefer white or black, and I don't want to ask her and ruin the surprise factor.

    Does anyone have any stats on which color girls prefer?
  2. Josh macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2004
    State College, PA
    I don't think there are any "stats" on which a girl is more likely to prefer, and even then, your girlfriend isn't the same as the majority of girls (or else she wouldn't be your girlfriend, right? :p )

    You're also looking at a $200 price difference, as well as a larger drive.

    Does she need the larger drive?

    Base it on the specs she needs before the colors, IMO.

    But, even still, I bet she likes the white one.

    Or, you could ask her about the iPods, which she likes - black or white. That wouldn't ruin the surprise, and would be a good base to judge from.
  3. katy macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2006
    I'm a girl, i'd choose white.

    I know that that's probably not very helpful but...hmm...

    Maybe you should make it a poll?

    *first post*
  4. zakatov macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    South Florida
    well that was a weird thread title:


    now on topic. Get the black Macbook, the white ones have those stain problems.
  5. regre7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
  6. ashley macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    Depends on your girlfriend of course, but I think the black ones are ugly. If they had the same finish as the black iPod (glossy) I'd love it, but without - definitely white.

    What a GREAT gift! :)
  7. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Buy the white and spend the $200 you saved on something nice. :)
  8. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    Treat her with a shopping trip to a mall with an Apple Store. Go do your diligence as a good boyfriend and suffer... I mean - walk with her through Express, GAP, Sephora, Banana Republic, that one store with the really dark shutters, and wrap it up with a trip to the Apple store.

    Watch which one she gravitates toward. Let her check out the white one. Wander over to the black one and ask "What about this one?" and remember that response.

    Part of a good surprise gift to a woman is letting her know that you had made note of her comments. It's far more impressive when you get her something she has mentioned before briefly, because it means you remembered her little comments. I've found the results of that tactic ... let's just say ... a little more rewarding than getting her something because you know she'd want one :)
  9. hikingnclimbing macrumors member


    Jan 10, 2006
    Gorham, ME
    I'd say go with the white one. But if she would honestly be able to use the larger drive (etc., etc.) of the black one then go that way. Although choosing the color is nice, choosing one with the right specifications for her is better. :)
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I like esaleris' suggestion...personally....I'm guessing that your girlfriend likes gifts like that, but I would just as soon not be surprised with something I'll be spending as much time with in the future, as a computer. Like as much as I would love for someone to give me an expensive gift, yeah, I dunno... like I would feel the same way about someone surprising me with a new lens that wasn't exactly what I wanted. Not that anyone gives me gifts of any size, really. :p
  11. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003

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