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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lexus, May 30, 2006.
Easy question either yes or no, what do you think?
Have to say no, since I (completely off the record) has ordered a white one...
Just out of curiosity why did you order a white one?
I don't think so. I got white and used the 200 I saved to get 2GB RAM.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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
I think it's worth it, if you only like the color black.
Or some people prefer black instead of white.
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.
Exactly my thought:
Plain and simple-if you like the color black, the black MacBook is worth it.
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.
if the lower end macbooks where black and the highest end was white would we be having this same convorsation??
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.
The black does look very nice, but it doesn't justify the extra cash.
just look at it..... smokin!!!! haha... no pun intended