Macbook or Blackbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wickedawesome, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    Ok with the updates to the Macbook, I am finally ready to pull the trigger and get my first Mac.

    I am wanting to know from each advantage or disadvantage of the black vs. the white (other than price).

    Sorry know this has been discussed before but I can't find it.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2005
  3. macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    I'm in the same debate myself... Can someone pleeeaaaase let us know what's a good/best call

    White MacBook or BlackBook????? :confused:
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    White gets more dirtier.

    Black gets more fingerprints.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    I have a white iBook (duh it only came in that color, I know) and so far only the track pad, the side and the "O" letter has some yellowish signs of use.

    What are other differences between them?? the control comes in black too? the AC adapter in black too??

    Questions Questions... DARN you Steve... I want it all....!!!!

    Is someone busy this afternoon to help me our rob a bank??? :p to buy all the Apple Store itself!!! :D
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    That's it! Just the colour and bigger HDD separating the BlackBook and mid-range white.

    The accessories are still in white. So a white charger and the optional white remote.
  7. macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    I would never pay for more HD and the black color (my opinion: its a rip-off).

    I have a iBookG4 and a little "Magic Eraser" and its instantly cleaned (on another note- if you've never seen anyone use a Magic Eraser, go buy one and use it - I couldn't believe what it cleaned).

    Best Apple notebook for your $: midrange macbook.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I personally think the white is a little feminine. Plus I wanted the extra disk space so I went with the Blackbook.
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2007
    I bought the white midrange macbook.

    Was gonna go for the black, for the bigger HDD - but finally decided on the white, because for one, every other laptop I've ever owned has been black - I wanted a change, and also I didn't like that the charger and other accessories wouldn't match. :p
    ...another plus with the white is, you can buy those colored hardshells, and change the color to whatever you want... Can't really do that with the black.

    I've been very happy with my decision. :)
  10. macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2008
    UK? Yeah I'm OK. Stop asking.
    hahahahhahaha. People justify their blackbook purchases in some weird ways.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    I just clikced the Submit Order !!!

    Refurb - Blackbook COMING!!!! I just couldn't resisst the offer 1049 vs 999, is not THAT big of a difference in price and you get 40GB more of ram. :D

    I'll let you know when it arrives... if I don't like the black one (which I doubt, cause I've seen both 2 years ago) I can always sale it for a very large amount...and get a white one. :p

    Considering that my local Apple dealer sales the White MacBook for 1600Us$$ yes, yes, I know, is a Rape... but that's the price down here in South America... :mad:
  12. macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2006
    Nairobi, Kenya
    I was debating between these two myself, and decided on the BlackBook, as I would have upgraded the HD to 250 on the MacBook White anyway, so the difference was only $50.

    My rationale was as follows:

    We have two white iBook G4s in the house (wife, brother);
    We have one white MacBook in the house (mom);
    I was bored of white;
    I needed something that looked professional (I used to have a 12" PB), and I personally don't think the white one does;

    Not everyone will subscribe to these reasons, but I was prepared to pay a $50 premium for a different colour.
  13. macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Congrats on your purchase, the BlackBook is a great machine. Enjoy it!
  14. macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2006
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Thanks! I haven't received it yet, as I am London-based and ordered it in the US. My parents will bring it over next week, and I can't wait!
  15. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I just bought a new BlackBook yesterday at the Chicago Michigan Ave store. It's a great machine, upgrading from my G4 iBook. I'm having a little buyer's remorse though; it was so expensive and my iBook is still working pretty well. All of the new bells and whistles on the MacBook are nice, but I'm mainly using my computer for internet, iChat, and iTunes.

    The one reason I wanted to upgrade was the faster DVD ripping and the bigger HD for all of my itunes music and movies. The iBook was just not handling it anymore. Still, i feel like it's a lot to pay just to upgrade to those features. I'm not sure if I'm going to return the BlackBook this weekend or not....
  16. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Being that I'm an owner of the very BlackBook described...

    and having owned the MB 2.16 120GB Mid-Range White, I can honestly (not sure if I should be using this word) say that keeping the WMB clean and presentable was WORK, I was constantly scrubbing with the "Magic Eraser" and went through two small bottles of "iKlear" and that was one of the reasons the Apple Store Manager that exchanged my MB for my current BlackBook said that my White MB was immaculate!

    I originally went with the WMB 2.16 because the BlackBook was $200 more for just the color (I was willing to forego any remarks about my feminine side), but the 2nd time around (Wed Feb 27, '08) the Apple Store didn't have the configuration that I wanted, which was the MB 2.4 250GB, so I asked if I can have the BlackBook with those same specs, but at the WMB price? There wasn't even a pause, when the manager agreed to my request. I did notice a $300 Store Discount on my receipt. So, be aware that most Apple Stores don't have the White MB in the 250GB HHD, and they will probably stick to their guns about the price of the BlackBook, and if you want the WMB with 250GB HHD, you'll probably buy it on the spot and then they'll go in the back and put one together for you, especially after my deal. :cool:
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2007
    On the wall behind a Stopper II
    I'm gonna get myself a refurb BlackBook too. That price is unresistable. I'm not a big fan of Apple white, it looks too delicate and gets really dirty. Black looks more professional.

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