anyone own a black macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by deadpixels, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2006
    i wonder about dust and scratches, i knoe the ipod and nanos were quite prone to scratches. is the black macbook the same? does dust and scratches show up on them more than the white ones? thks for any reply.
  2. tommywomble macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2007
    i was wondering this too,black ipods were terrible for scratching.
  3. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    The black MB has a scratch-resistant body. I also have an invisible skin and obsessively baby it (I think its become a disorder :p). As for dust, I'd say its more noticeable than the white MB but the black doesn't necessarily "attract" more dust. It's just more easier to see. A microfiber cloth should do the trick.
  4. Mydel macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2006
    Sometimes here mostly there
    I happen to own one. Frankly speaking I bought it for my girlfriend but also use it quite often. No I dint have any problem with scratching and dust but always use sleeve and carry it aroud in a padded bag. The only thig I actually dont like is that if your hands ar even little greasy ( what happens quite often :rolleyes: ) you have fingetprints all over the cover.Needs cleaning at least once a week.
  5. Sicarius macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Yeah, it's pretty much scratch-proof, anything short of a knife. It shows smudges and palm-prints pretty bad though, but I baby it as well, so it's usually clean.

    Side note: My friend stepped right on the keyboard at about 4am this morning, looked at me and said "You didn't see that, right?".
  6. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    i made a small scratch on mine when i dropped a screw driver on it. lol

    But otherwise the black is much more sratch resistant than the white. I was originally just going to get the mid range core duo white... but once I got to the store I saw how scratched they were and how the black ones werent. Also I remembered how when I was a kid I wanted an all black computer. If you don't care about the extra money and the black is more appealing to you, go for it.
  7. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have a Black MacBook and it is fairly scratch resistant. Especially if you compare to the White MacBook which I've heard scratches if you look at it the wrong way.

    Occasionally I get smudges or streaks on it, but a quick wipe down with iKlear and it looks like it did the day I took it out of the box. But then that was only about 30 days ago... :D
  8. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    I own a black macbook and well I haven't had any problems with it so far :)
  9. SavageLLama77 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2007
    My friend has a black MacBook, and he hates it. Even when he cleans it he just doesn't like the black. I don't like it either, for me its the silver and sleek MBP.
  10. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    ^^^ Here comes the Aluminum MacBooks!

    Actually, I'm glad I bought the black one - I like it and won't be at all dissapointed when I see the Aluminum ones.

    If I had bought a white one, then I'd be really upset at myself for not waiting...

    Any other Black MacBook owners going to trade up to Aluminum?
  11. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2006
    Mt Brook, AL
    I love my BlackBook. That being said, like other posters I have to clean it fairly often to remove smudges and hand prints. I use iKlean and it seems to help keep it cleaner longer. Both my children have white MacBooks and I have not noticed any scratches of significance on any of our machines. I say they are pretty much equal in the scratch category. The black is definitely the cooler of the two, IMHO. :cool:
  12. mac4matt macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    After having owned both for a while, and witnessing all the problems that my friends have had with the white ones, I can say that the Black Macbook is much easier to keep in good shape than the white one. The white ones invariably attract grease stains around the palm rests which, unless you are really careful/clean your notebook regularly/or put a skin on it, will look really bad after even 6 months of use. The white ones also scratch a lot easier, especially on the outside of the case.

    Overall, I've spent a lot less time worrying about the looks of my Blackbook than I did with the white one. Just my 2 cents.
  13. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    Been using my BlackBook for nearly a year now. There aren't any significant scratches. Although the display cover (where the white Apple logo is) has some scuff marks on it... probably from being in my backpack. Anyone know how to remove those?

    Other than that, the BlackBook just needs the occasional rub down to remove dust and fingerprints to look fresh again. :)
  14. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    I just picked up a used black MB. I really like the color but the oily fingerprints do get annoying after a while. Other then that no problems what so ever
  15. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    That's been my experience as well.
  16. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    My friend who owns a black macbook does not take good care of his macbook. He lets many people use it and take it around the house. It is not uncommon to find it missing only to see it laying on the ground. He even takes it outside with him while working on the car.

    Throughout all this, his only problem is fingerprints on the casing and screen. There are no scratches.

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