I love the Blackbook, I just wish it came in white

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Josias, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Well, despite the title, this thread has a point.

    I saw my White Core Duo MacBook (2.0 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB HDD, week 19) right beside a friends stock Black Core Duo MacBook (2.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD, week 23).

    Yes, mine is faster, but it has a lot of quirks that don't appear in the Black MB.

    1. The screen on the Black MB is much richer and brighter (keep in mind these are same revision, his is not a C2D).
    2. Discoloration. My week 19 MacBook naturally has discoloration. I know this was resolved in week 27, but still annoying.
    3. The trackpad button is very responsive compared to mine. While mine is sluggish and kinda weak to push down in the sides, his is firmly placed and responsive allover. Is this typical or just a coincidence?

    [img=http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1073/img0001kv8.th.jpg]

    I know both screens look grindy, but they are crystal clear, I just have an old camera. If you look at the image, you will notice his screen looks brighter and with greater contrast. (Yes, we use the excact same calibration, the standard;) ).

    I prefer the white color, and though I will buy an MBP next time, my dad is going to get a white MB soon. Are there any advantages with the black MB that are not on the spec sheet?

    (I know the white scratches easilier, but the black shows grease and fingerprints too mcuh).
     
  2. Paul Wright macrumors regular

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    i saw this in my local aple store. i was looking at the white macbook because my screen was defective so i took it in for them to order a new LCD.

    I was looking at the white and black macbook side to side and the black macbooks screen was definatly richer, could just be because the black macbook has a black surrond and white has white, but there was a difference, i just wanted to point that out so u didnt jsut think it was you :cool:
     
  3. ShermDog macrumors regular

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    I never noticed the difference myself. And, not that I don't believe you or the previous poster, you might want to try placing a dark colored fabric on the base of the white Macbook (covering the keyboard and palm rests). Light is going to be reflected more by the white surface than by the black one, and this can have the effect of diminishing your perception of screen brightness. As an analogy, think of athletes (especially football players) who paint black streaks under their eyes. They do this to prevent glare or light reflecting up towards their eyes, and decreasing the accuracy of their vision.
     
  4. Paul Wright macrumors regular

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    yes you have a point :cool: i never thought about that. i think there the same screen its probably just the colour of the laptop
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

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    uhh... you have tried comparing their screens in the dark, right? Then the color of the cases wouldn't be an issue.
     
  6. Paul Wright macrumors regular

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    Well i havnt... the store lights are always on :( and i dont know anyone with a black macbook :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  7. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried comparing in the dark. Now they seem equally bright.

    I also tried covering the keyboard area with my black sleeve, near same result as lights off.

    The Black still seems richer in color though, but I believe there must be something about the calibraiton, as they look very different considering they are the excact same computer.;)
     
  8. Paul Wright macrumors regular

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    thnkx :) its probably just you want to think that :confused: or something and your convinsing yourself lol

    i cant say anything as i havnt compared in the dark :)
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Maybe the blackbook just comes with a better ICC profile... :rolleyes:

    Uncalibrated the Macbook (at least the white one) looks horrible in my experience.
     
  10. Paul Wright macrumors regular

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    yeah i was leik omg when i calabrated my screen... it was awesome... but then again it was a defective screen :) lol

    it becomes alot richer when you calabrate it :)
     
  11. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can one of you send me a .icc profile which you like for the MacBook. Humans always look pink after I calibrate myself:p
     
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    Maybe you could get some black electrical tape to go around the edge of the screen. See if that makes it look richer. :)
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    My ICC profile

    Calibrated on a monitor with these stats:
    Manufacturer: 00000610
    Model: 00009C5F
    Date of manufacture: C01D6580
     

    Attached Files:

  15. recordprod macrumors member

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    I've got 2 x 2GHz core2duo MacBooks, one white the other black. Side by side the white one has a slightly brighter and richer display. I still can't get either to get close to my external display though both are way better than my G4 12" PowerBook.

    Maybe there is a bit of variation in manufacture?
     
  16. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How do I apply a .icc profile? I just reinstalled OS X (clean install), and my lovely homemade calibration got lost. Can it be done automatically, or will I have to enter the settings manually? (Which I dunno how to do;) )
     
  17. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    Do a spotlight search for "Color LCD" and you should find the folder that you need to place that .icc profile in. Once you place the file there, you can select it in the display preferences.
     
  18. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, although I think you actually have to place the .icc profiles in System/Library/ColorSync/Profiles. Thank you Google:D
     
  19. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    How do people recommend you calibrate the screen? Ive got a CD MBP and when i calibrate i see no change what so ever.
     
  20. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Might be dumb, but the trackpad is what you click right... If so, my C2D (white) has a problem on the right side. Clicking on the left is normal and as I would expect, but the right side takes a harder push and does not feel right.

    Is this something Applecare could fix?
     
  21. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    The black MacBook is the same as the White, just with a bigger hard drive. Any difference in screen contrast would be in the settings and possible the case color. The black scratches more then the white, well at least it shows scratches more. If you friends trackpad feels nice, then thats just a fluke. It's the same exact trackpad. comparing the trackpad on the MB to the MBP then you will find a difference. The black will always look cooler to someone who has a white one and visa versa.
     
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    Until the finish peels, then you will not only go back, but wish you were never born :eek:
     
  24. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I don't know of any mac user as cynical as iwoot. Except possibly myself. Don't listen to him - just enjoy until it starts peeling...
     
  25. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I didn't mean to start a discussion on white vs black MB's. Please start another thread.

    I decided to stop looking for icc downloads, and calibrated myself. I think the difference is somewhat nice.

    The wierd problem is, last night, after my first boot, every black color looked green (ugly green), and no matter how I calibrated, I couldn't get it away, but it seems the reboot fixed it, and now I have this vs the old one.

    New homemade calibration:
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    Standard MacBook calibration:
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    I forgot to show the dock and dashboard, but these look way better, and not as washed out in the colors. Frontrow is way better too.
     

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