Aluminum or Anodized Black?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Patriot24, Jun 20, 2011.

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What color would you choose?

  1. Standard Aluminum

    48 vote(s)
    26.8%
  2. Anodized Black

    110 vote(s)
    61.5%
  3. Whatever is in stock

    8 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Not sure

    13 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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  2. pollaxe macrumors 6502

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    It's an interesting choice, if true. I have to say (and I've voted accordingly) that I would probably go with standard aluminium though of course, seeing one 'in the flesh' may well change my mind. :)

    I don't own an MBA at present - I hope to once the refresh kicks in - but I think the current look is pretty good.
     
  3. soco macrumors 68030

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    You can post links to other sites. It's fine. This isn't the third reich.

    Also, this is being fully discussed in the news thread on it.
     
  4. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    How about all the colours of the rainbow like the old iPod...

    jeez :rolleyes:
     
  5. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I'd have to see it in person first. Or at least an Apple press shot.

    Black sounds cool, but I do like the aluminium look. Plus then it will match my MBP.
     
  6. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    Anodized black wouldn't be my thing. I never cared for the BlackBook either.

    Anodized white (is that even possible?): Might be nice.

    But I think the current plain brushed aluminium is absolutely perfect. Although I'd prefer the keys to be white, especially if they're not going to be backlit.
     
  7. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Would scratches show up easily on the black? I don't know.

    I'm voting aluminum right now, but this is sort of an unfair and bias poll; we haven't seen the black in person yet, if it's real. ; )

    And I read it may only be for the highest end Air, so for us that aren't maxing out, we may not even have the choice.
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Black aluminum would be very un-apple. We'll see.
     
  9. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Anodized black would be SICK! I'd be the first one in line for that one.
     
  10. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I think they would look great. It would be an interesting departure from the standard aluminium. Might be being offered as a means to soften the blow when the White MacBook gets the boot.
     
  11. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    I think it would be interesting to see a small selection of colors similar to the current Nano.
     
  12. PraisiX-windows macrumors regular

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    I'll buy the refreshed one anyway, but if found in anodized black I would die. It would be perfect, and it would save me the purchase of the iCarbons skin, so it would be great.

    Apple already saved me the money for the iWork suite with the B2S promo, but if this was added to the mix it would be perfect.
     
  13. Ijustfarted macrumors regular

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    Once you go black, you never go back.


    You'd probably have difficulty walking...
     
  14. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I voted "not sure". First of all, I'd really want to see how it looks in person before "committing" to a choice (for as much of a commitment as an informal poll on MacRumors is, anyway). Second, it remains to be seen the details of this choice. I also want to know if there's an additional cost to it. If it's included in the cost of the Ultimate model, then I'd be tempted. At $100, I might think about it, and if it were more than $100, there's no way I'd do it.

    But, I really like the way the current one looks, so I might just go with the Standard Alum. anyway.
     
  15. halledise macrumors 65816

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    Apple would need to be very careful with their advertising should the rumor be true to avoid any racial epithets or stereotyping.

    remember this: http://goo.gl/uNqu :D

    (apologies for being a tad off-topic)
     
  16. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    As someone who has never owned a MacBook Air or any other aluminum Apple laptop, I was looking forward to picking up a refreshed MBA for that classic Apple look... especially since my current laptop is mostly black (inclusive of its carbon fiber lid)

    But, if the new MBA looked good in anodized black, then I'd consider it.
     
  17. brand macrumors 601

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    I think the "classic Apple look" is white plastic. Aluminum is the modern Apple look.
     
  18. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    The mock-ups of a black MBA just look fantastic.
    :cool:

    But if it got scratched would the scratches show aluminium?
    :rolleyes:
     
  19. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Black would be a great change. Being a dictatorship, Apple is usually anti-choice. I'd grab one of these right away.
     
  21. trims macrumors regular

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    Anodized black with black backlit keys.

    Sweet. :apple:
     
  22. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna try black, it looks sick. If I dont like it, i'll just exchange it.
     
  23. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    That's what I'm wondering too. I'd also be concerned that the black might be a fingerprint magnet.
     
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  25. Tootles macrumors member

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    Black can't be good for ensuring that it runs silent and cool. I choose Airstream-aluminum (that means 'silver', for those that don't know).
     

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