Macbook??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jammer08, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. jammer08 macrumors member

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    I ordered a white macbook today, and am reading these threads... I am completely torn... WHITE VS BLACK???... :confused: these posts about the discoloration of the white ones are kinda scaring me... any input on this issue would be great! thanks
     
  2. FirePak macrumors regular

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    I wouldnt worry about it too much, I just saw some topics regarding this and it seems if you clean them with non-acetone fingernail polish it turns it good as new. Ive also heard that some of the black macbooks are chipping. I would personally go with the white.
     
  3. jammer08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response. I have had an iBook for serveral years and experienced no discoloration. I just hope I havn't made the wrong choice with going with the white. First I ordered the black, and then canceled it and re-did the order in white.
     
  4. it5five macrumors 65816

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    The black macbooks aren't chipping. They aren't painted, so it is impossible for them to chip/flake. The "incident" about that one guy's macbook was proven to be false.
     
  5. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you're right. I own the Black model and the color is not painted on but its just black plastic. The white model seems too tacky and feminine to me, although the black shows off oil stains, fingerprints and dust way too easily.
     
  6. jammer08 thread starter macrumors member

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    How does the black one look? Would you buy the black again if you could go back?
     
  7. whawhat macrumors 6502

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    it definitely doesn't chip or flake BUT my black macbook had small white spots (if you pick at them, they don't come off and it def. doesn't flake but it seems that the lid was not completely smooth before they applied the black so i had these little clusters of "white crumbs" all over the lid). it also had small bumps, bubbles (again, i think they did not smooth out the lide before applying the black).....some people probably didn't care and yes, i know, it will eventually get nicks, but for 2 G's......
     
  8. FirePak macrumors regular

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    Good to know its not chipping or flaking like i previously thought. I just had a friend this morning ask about which he should get, I caught him about 5 mins ago just about to buy the white one he quickly changed his mind and got the black. Thanks for the correct info =)
     
  9. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    You know, I wouldn't get the white. My choices were between the 15" MacBook Pro and the Black MacBook and because the 15" is just too big for me (I had a 15" PowerBook) black is the only option. So yeah I would get it again if I went back in time. However, ideally I wish Apple made an anodized black aluminum enclosure because the black MacBook shows oil streaks, fingerprints and dust way too easily, but something I can deal with. It is VERY sleek, pictures don't do it justice, in fact I think it makes it look unattractive.
     
  10. wako macrumors 65816

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    My macbook is actually coming in tommorow. Im planning on going black just for this reason. I already talked to the Apple store near me if I can exchange it for a black one, and they already said I could.


    I dont know what FirePak is talking about because many people who actually have the discoloration say that using nail polish, some eraser thing, and alcohol does not work. Only some people have gotten lucky for it to work.


    Despite the black macbook being able to show dust, scratches, and oils really easily. I rather have those things be shown where I can easily clear them up with a alcohol wipe or some crystal base that can rid of scratches, than to have a huge yellow blotch that has no way to be taken off. Even if there is a small chance, Apple can always pull a fast one on you saying that Applecare does not cover the cosmetics of the system, which leaves you to one dirty macbook.


    I went to the Apple store recently just to check out this problem. Although it isnt as bad as the pictures surfing around on the web, it sure doesnt look appealing either, and seems to confirm there is indeed a problem.
     
  11. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    What i dont get is if the ibooks werent having these issues then the macbook shouldnt be. This whole discoloration issue is rediculous. The dentist guy or whoever started it was suffering from paranoia and lack of a bar of soap. Whats more likely? The macbooks are suffering from a massive discoloration issue that nobody can even prove to be a real issue, or in fact the orginal poster didnt wash his hands well? Common sense people. Ive had my white ibook for over a year now and ive only cleaned it once. Its still white as snow and im a autobody tech by day. I ofton use my computer after work and my hands are very dirty. I think i can speak for some other macrumors members when i say im sick of seeing this so called issue lingering here and id like to see it tossed into wasteland. :rolleyes:
     
  12. wako macrumors 65816

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    because having clean hands and then sweating cant discolor things? Common sense failed you....



    and some people with iBooks did run into this type of trouble as well. However the iBooks started showing these type of things years later. The macbook started to discolor within 3 weeks...
     
  13. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    How do you know its caused by sweat? You dont. How do you know what causes it at all? Oh thats right, you dont.
     
  14. wako macrumors 65816

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    How do you know people didnt wash their hands? You dont. How do you know peoples hands were dirty? Oh thats right, you dont.
     
  15. jammer08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I decided to cancel my order for the white MB and go with the black... I really don't want any issues.
     
  16. jammer08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I would assume that this is the correct place to discuss "Mac Rumors." Feel free to correct me if I am mistaken. ;)
     

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