Aluminium vs Plastic MacBook comparison photos

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by neiltc13, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I know that before I went to the store this morning I wanted to see some comparison shots of the old vs new MacBook. I don't think anyone has provided any so far, so here are some I took on my iPhone:

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  3. NovapaX macrumors member

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    I have a question for you:

    How far can you tilt the screen of the new macbook backwards? further than the blackbook or not?

    in the manuals of both machines it states 130 degrees... but i want to know if that is the actual limit.
     
  4. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I would also like to know. Also, when holding the two, does the aluminum mb feel significantly lighter?
     
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    The MacBook feels lighter than my blackbook, but there is not that much of a significant difference.
     
  6. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree with acfusion, there is not a significant difference and it isn't really noticeable. The tilt of the screen is definitely much less than the Blackbook.
     
  7. NovapaX macrumors member

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    so now it's even more difficult to work with the laptop on your lap and viewing the screen at a right angle?
    Or has the viewing angle of the screen been improved?

    oh well... I will get one anyway i think. It's just one thing i don't really like about my gf's current whitebook.
     
  8. AMG macrumors newbie

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    neiltc13:

    Thanks for the photos. Good Job.

    Quick question: does the Alu MB have the razor sharp edges? How does that compare to Black MB?

    Thanks.
     
  9. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    thanks for sharing!!!!!!
    now make 2-3 pics of the displays when in use so we can see the difference LED-non LED....:p
     
  11. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Nice pics!

    Now that I see it I'm even more convinced that the only thing that may save the new MacBook is Colorware (carbon).
     
  12. illu macrumors member

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    Does the battery level indicator stay lit all the time or did you press the button right before taking the picture?
     
  13. creon macrumors 6502

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  14. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    The OP pressed it.
     
  15. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    Love my Alumacbook so muchbetter build quality than the plasticbooks
     
  16. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    meh, I still like my Penryn Blackbook over the new Unibody Macbooks.
     
  17. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    The screen-tilt of my aluminum MacBook has never limited my ability to use the screen. In fact, I was under the impression that there was more room to tilt the screen with the aluminum than the plastic MacBooks. True? Not true?
     
  18. gerbilbox macrumors regular

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    The new aluminum MacBooks can tilt their displays further back than the plastic MacBooks.

    I've been checking out the aluminum MacBooks at the Apple Store to replace my stolen 1st gen. plastic MacBook. They tilt back further than both my old MacBook and the white Nvidia MacBooks in the store. It doesn't seem like much, but it makes a big and welcome difference.
     
  19. ux4all macrumors regular

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    I always thought it was more tilt to help you deal with any glare that might arise. The biggest problem was using my unibody at an airport with the lights behind my head. No matter which way I sat or moved, the light always seemed to be right behind my head (thus creating a nice silhouette). However, it is only that rare occasion for me so far.
     
  20. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, that's what I thought was the case. Those few extra degrees of flexibility do come in handy.
     
  21. Ekos macrumors newbie

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    I wish they would offer a black version. I would jump all over it in a heart beat.
    Thanks for the pics:apple:
     
  22. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    It's lit for 5 seconds, he just pushed it.
     
  23. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    so the alum is a tad bit slimmer and the tapering makes it look thin when not compared to the whitebook lol.
     

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