MacBook white or Black?

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  1. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    i know, i know there have probably been hundreds of these but im new to this site and to Mac, and a soon to be convert. Now i would get a MBP but its the price , so can anyone tell what the difference is between the 2.0GHz white MB and the black MB.
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Besides an upgraded HD and scratch-resistant paint (questionable, some say otherwise), nothing. My first MB was white, second one is black. I loved both.
     
  3. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    The color.


    Sorry, couldn't resist. White is so 2001 man. Go black.
     
  4. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing is different except the color and the black MacBook has a 120 Harddrive.
     
  5. Shackler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks i definitely go for the top end whitebook

    i just gotta continue saving, probably go for a refurb.

    ps ican burn n rip dvds with superdrive right?
     
  6. Magnum26 macrumors member

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    Yes you can.

    P.S Go for Black! :apple:
     
  7. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    I would get white (unless you need it for a business environment - then go black). I say white because the blackbook is a fingerprint magnet! my friend has one and he's constantly wiping off his blackbook because grease and fingerprints show up way to easily. yes, white macbooks are more prone to scratching but you have to tilt the thing at the right angle to see them.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    shockingly all of the mac portables have their disadvantages:

    white-heavily prone to scratching and discoloration

    aluminum [i.e. macbook pro's]-prone to some of the hand grease and some scratching

    black-not as prone to scratching as the white, major problem of hand grease and even fingerprints show up...anything shows up...the one thing that im interested about is the discoloration problem of the blackbook...ive known iBooks and macbooks that have had the "staining" problem b/c of hand grease, not just the ones that were recalled by :apple:
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    regardless of which you go for, and especially if you decide to go for black.

    ORDER one of these.

    http://www.aevoe.com/shop/moshi.asp?PDLS1=21

    They protect the palm rest, the trackpad & trackpad button from discoloring and getting really greasy, which trust me looks awful on a blackbook.

    Worth every single penny.
     
  10. netdog macrumors 603

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    I'd go with the black. I think they look a heck of lot better than the white. Or just save for the MBP. Well worth it.

    And apple's website does show you the difference between the models. They kind of put it there so you can compare them. Pretty neat concept if you ask me.
     
  12. cjmal macrumors 6502

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    Those look pretty good. If they are removed, do they leave residue behind?
     
  13. Shackler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    on the website it says they dont leave residue behind.

    anyway thanks imma definitely save for the white one
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I put my hand on your posts and meditated very deeply for quite a long time. I have decided that you prefer white.
     
  15. bob marley macrumors newbie

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    Black Macbook is a waste of money. They paint the shell black, slap in a 40 gig bigger HD and charge you 100 bucks more. Just buy an external 50 gig for like 60 bucks
     
  16. cliffrouse11bas macrumors regular

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    Go black. Nothing looks better to me than the black. Very professional and sleek looking.
     
  17. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Or wait until Black Friday and get a 250GB external for $80 like I did :D
     
  18. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    Black all the way. Especially now that Apple has effectively cancelled the 'blackbook tax'.

    Yes, I'm a proud new owner!
     
  19. Shackler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is the 'blackbook tax'?
     
  20. phungy macrumors 68020

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    No clue but you can get the Blackbook (new) on Amazon for cheaper than buying it from Apple with educ. discount.

    Amazon: $1499.99 - $100 rebate = $1399.99 shipped

    Apple: $1399 * 6.25% tax = $1486.44 shipped

    Refurb Blackbook from Apple: $1299 * 6.25% tax = $1380.19 shipped

    Better off getting it from Amazon ;)
     
  21. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    When the MacBooks were first released, the black ones were around $100-$200 more expensive than the white ones upgraded to an identical spec.

    More recently, the black ones have come with a bigger hard drive, which brings the price difference between identical white and black systems down to $50. Still a premium, but a comparitively small one.

    Perhaps someone has more accurate figures than the initial ones I've quoted. I'll edit this if someone can help on that.
     
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    I can't remember the site I saw it on, but the fake Apple ad with the Mac and the PC and a black dude comes out, mac introduces himself and "black Mac", says, yes, I know I am a Mac too. I am the new Black MacBook, Mac then says, well Sorry I have just never seeen, Black MacBook says. no no it's cool. I'm ust the same as you, well I do have a bigger hard drive.:D
     
  24. phineas macrumors regular

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    According to Apple sales, the color and 50 bucks, and thats it. Shows just as much dirt and dust also , although thats my opinion
     

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