Macbook Texture

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by darwen, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. darwen macrumors 6502a

    darwen

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    Hey Guys,

    This might come across as an obvious question for most but I have completely forgotten this. What is the difference on outside texture between the black and white macbooks? Are the white ones still shiny like the previous ibooks? I hated the aluminum on my powerbook, I would have bought an ibook if it had better specs.

    I am about to by a macbook and speed is not a big deal to me (I have a dual 2.0 G5). I just want a quality good looking laptop. I am not a big fan of the shinny stuff because it shows its wear and tear more than others.

    It would be a no brainer if I could buy a low end black macbook but now I am depating if it is worth it for the extra $350 for a matte finish (referbished prices). If the white one has a matte finish I might be happy with it. Can anyone offer some advice?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The white ones are shiny just like the old iBooks. If you must have matte, black is your only option.

    (And really, I can see why--white would look odd in matte, while black would show scratches like nobody's business.)

    Edit:
    One suggestion: If it's the scratches that bother you, have you looked into that Invisible Shield product? It's a stick-on more-or-less shiny coating that is apparently neigh-impossible to scratch. Could make a white MB as tough as you're hoping for... and if it does scratch, you can always peel it off and get another.

    http://www.shieldzone.com/

    Looks like $55 for a set that covers pretty much everything, including the wrist rests.
     
  3. darwen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    darwen

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    thanks

    Yeah, I just went into the specs page comparing the macbook with the macbook pro and it stated it was shiny. I guess you are right, I should just get the white and the sheild, I will stop by the apple store again.

    The black does look good though, I saw that kevin has one on Diggnation now. It looks amazing being used. The funny thing is I hated the idea of the black iPod but now I want a black macbook.
     

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