Poll Is A Black MacBook Worth It

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lexus, May 30, 2006.


Is a black MB worth it?

  1. Yes

    59 vote(s)
  2. No

    93 vote(s)
  1. lexus macrumors 68000


    Mar 26, 2006
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
    Easy question either yes or no, what do you think?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Have to say no, since I (completely off the record) has ordered a white one... ;)
  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 26, 2006
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
    Just out of curiosity why did you order a white one?
  4. Nate4747 macrumors regular

    May 7, 2006
    I don't think so. I got white and used the 200 I saved to get 2GB RAM.
  5. jesusphreak macrumors member

    May 24, 2006
    Absolutely not. I own a white one and I've seen the black ones more than once. The black ones are more expensive but look a lot cheaper.
  6. bassman macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    Was the U2 iPod worth the extra money?

    It's a total status thing. Some people like to show that they can afford the extra cost to be different. It's like custom paint jobs for their cars. Does is make the car go any faster or get better gas milage? No, but it's nice to look at.:cool:
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

    With the white 2.0 MacBook I could max out the HD to a 120GB and order 2GB 3rd party RAM... with the black one I might have had to choose less RAM or a smaller HD... or gotten a even worse conscience for getting a brand new Mac I strictly speaking cannot afford at the moment, nor really need since my iBook seems to have overcome the problems it had recently...

    Then again I didn't really need the internal Superdrive (prefer to use an external tray loader instead of the internal slot loader) or additional 0.17GHz (I guess the speed difference is barely noticeable), either, and chose the 2.0 out of purely psychological reasons.... ;)
  8. sewerhobo macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2005
    Even though I answered yes, I purchased a white MacBook. If I did have the extra money, I probably would have ordered the black version after seeing one at CompUSA. It does look slick, but that's for each to decide.

    I'm glad though, that I ordered white. I don't think I could stand the trackpad issues (RE: oils) that are much more apparent on black rather than white.
  9. -M7- macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
    I have a blackbook and there is no oil issue on the trackpad. Maybe I have strange non-oily hands?

    All my interior is black, so I didn't really have a choice :D
    I think it's worth it, if you only like the color black.
  10. rob5 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2003
    Or some people prefer black instead of white.
  11. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    Exactly. Purchasing a black MacBook doesn't necessarily mean that you bought it just so say..."Hey look at me! I have a black MB cuz I'm special and can afford it!"

    Most people will just buy the black one because they prefer black, that's all.
  12. Copland macrumors regular


    May 26, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Exactly my thought:
    Plain and simple-if you like the color black, the black MacBook is worth it.
  13. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    Not worth it at all...

    The $150 price difference for the exact same product in white is rediculous. They could have at least upgraded the video card or gave it a 2.16 ghz processor.... hell even more RAM would have been some kind of incentive. They really had a chance to make a mini MBP but squandered it on a 150 dollar paint job.
  14. Carson macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Port townsend Wa
    if the lower end macbooks where black and the highest end was white would we be having this same convorsation??
  15. Superdrive macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    If you thought you were going to pick up someone by having the "sexy" black MacBook, simply max out a white one and impress that special someone with more cash in the pocket. Black reminds me of PCs anyways.
  16. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    I don't think it's worth it at all. I've only ever known Macs to be all about white and silver (never paid attention when Pismos were around), so black looks cheap to me and reminds me of Dells and other PCs.
  17. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Yes. The PowerBook G3s were black with a white Apple logo. I missed that look.

    fwiw, I got a black macbook today (http://applegoddess.org/gallery/v/macbook/). A paint job for just the casing would have cost me $3-400 from colorware or other companies. A complete black laptop w/touchpad and keyboard was cheaper than that paint job :) That's what happens after having too many white laptops that I wasn't so fond of and thinking about many many potentially warranty voiding case mods for the ugly white iBooks.

    Black is my favorite (lack of a) color, and it's a gorgeous laptop. NO MORE WHITE!!! WOOOHOOO!!! :D :D :D :D
  18. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    I happen to like the look of the white one much more than the black one. It certainly wouldn't be worth it for me to spend an extra $150 on something I like less. ;)
  19. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    Do you think the premium for black will eventually disappear? I don't know if there has been anything similar to this in the past.

    My totally baseless speculation is that in a year from now, you'll be able to get either color for the same price (or a very small difference if there is really a cost issue for the different finish). They're starting off by squeezing those willing to pay.
  20. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    Get a PB G3 Wallstreet to show off a black pile'a poo, and get yourself a spankin' new white MacBook. If you wanna show off, get ColorWare to paint your MB in an even more special color. (Blue is cool).:cool:
  21. Piarco macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    If its down to pure performance then no its not worth it obviously.

    But for asthetics then to some it most definitely is. Everything I have which is "mobile" is black - mobile phone, nano, iPod, their headphones - and I'd like to maintain that. Most of my "static" items are white - iMac, Stereo etc. So I'll be getting a black MB. If the extra cost is of zero consequence to me then why not? :D ;)
  22. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    The black is very classy, very professional. I wouldn't stand out in professional settings, and the white is connected with consumer iBooks.

    The black is definitely worth it for me.
  23. Macer macrumors regular

    May 2, 2006
    The black does look very nice, but it doesn't justify the extra cash.
  24. taytho macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2005
    KC, MO
    just look at it..... smokin!!!! haha... no pun intended

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