Is it just me or ... (Black Macbooks)

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  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Is it just me or do black Macbooks not stand out from the crowd? I wouldn't mind having a blackbook to match my setup but wouldn't pay extra for the paint job granted it is only $50 extra.

    I was in the computer lab today and as I was leaving, I immediately noticed a MBP and white Macbook but only noticed that someone had a blackbook after taking the time to see what other notebook brands were being used. I seriously mistook that guy's blackbook for an HP. It just looks like another Thinkpad/HP notebook..

    Also while in lecture hall/class, white Macs def. standout. Maybe its cause I have one and if I had a blackbook it'd be different .... nah :p
     
  2. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    I actually think that blackbook stands out more then the others. Well at least it does to me probably cause of the pismo.
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    The big illuminated Apple on the lid tends to give it away.
     
  4. valdore macrumors 65816

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    i have a white macbook, but if the midrange version was available in black, which it's not with the C2D, I would have gotten black. The white shows dirt and crap way too easily.
     
  5. ShermDog macrumors regular

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    I think the white MacBook does stand simply because it is a different color from most laptops out there. But, I don't have any problem picking out a black Macbook out of several PC laptops--it's just "sexier".:p
     
  6. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Black isn't suppose to stand out..
    Its subtle..
    And not everyone wants the attention..
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I agree the blackBook doesn't stand out so much. In fact, I think the white is more visible because most PC laptops aren't white.

    Regardless, after careful deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that the white indeed looks better than the black. I especially like the two-tone on the white. Very handsome IMO.
     
  8. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I've had non-computer-geek people remark that my white macbook actually looks more non-descript and less flashy than my old toshiba laptop.
     
  9. myshoeshurt macrumors regular

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    I was torn on the whole black vs. white thing when I bought my iPod. I wanted white, but got a great deal on a black one. I like it quite a bit now... but it still hasn't convinced me to pay extra for a black MacBook (though the HDD IS bigger).

    I can go either way, personally. Though if I was at an internet cafe, I can say I'd most likely notice a white one before any black ones. Just because I'm conditioned to WHITE=APPLE.

    Just have to say it -- this thread is going to start looking more and more ambiguously racist as it grows, isn't it?
     
  10. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I definitely think the black is the sexiest one....and the better looking of the two Macbooks, but then again, that is probably because I have one and also because it reminds me a great deal of my Pismo...;)
     
  11. e12a macrumors 68000

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    It looks like any other until...what's that i see? A glowing apple logo? ooooo
     
  12. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Black is definitely better looking, and hides into the sea of PCs a lot better :rolleyes:

    I've seen a demo unit with a very well worn trackpad and case though, that is one classic example of why a matte finish sucks for the MB :(
     
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    :eek: There's an illuminated Apple on the lid???????? :eek:
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Thought you own an iBook from your sig? :eek:

    That's the Apple signature!
     
  15. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    So you're saying only people with no self-esteem and a low vanity level pays a premium to get the blackbook? C'mon! :rolleyes:
     
  16. HibyPrime macrumors newbie

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    So you're saying that only people with low self-esteem don't want attention while they are trying to get work done or have some fun?

    I don't know about you guys, but if I'm on my computer, it's usually because I'm doing something. If I wanted to grab attention, I wouldn't be doing one of the most anti-social behaviours you can do in public.

    I think the blackbook was designed to be subtle, until you see the apple logo, then it sticks out more than almost any other laptop.
     
  17. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    even if the white book (!!) was better specced that the black one.. i would have gone for the black one anyway..

    its more discreet as well as looks stylish.. i dont like to draw that much attention :)

    cool but discreet - that's me :D hehe
     
  18. adiosk8 macrumors regular

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    the white macbook just looks cheap and kind of like a toy to me...and if you are spending that much money whats another 50 bucks for something you want?
     
  19. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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  20. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    i think the blackbook is more versatile as well - it would fit in a conference meeting or down at your local starbucks. plus, amongst apple fans the black means 'upgrade', so it has cache as well. of course im partial, cuz i own one!!

    lots of people at the institute where i attend school have the white or silver macs, and so far im the only blackbook. it's nice to be unique within a brand that stands for being unique.
     
  21. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I totally would have gone for the blackbook but at the time I only had $1400 saved. With educ. discount the blackbook comes to $1500 with tax. By the time I did have enough for a blackbook, classes had already started and I needed it before classes started. I'm loving the whitebook though! :D
     
  22. dorthyinoz macrumors member

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    the black is so slick but nothing beats the alum
     
  23. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    With all the dents that the aluminum models get, I'd say they're easily "beat". :D
     
  24. EasyB macrumors member

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    B L A C K

    After having a G4 Powerbook for a few years, the aluminum just seemed dull to me, Black was bad arss once again. I got a Black macbook & iPod. Now if they only made iMacs in black, that would be bad arss.
     
  25. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing they will indeed do that whenever the next form factor update happens. Maybe we'd be able to choose between black and white, like how it is with the MacBooks.
     

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