Are 2.2 BlackBooks PAINTED or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Pacer69, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Pacer69 macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Trying to decide b/w a 2.2 and 2.4 black MacBook. Can any 2.2 owners verify if the 2.2 models are painted black or if the plastic itself is manufactured in black. Trying to avoid any potential flaking issues. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I've seen conflicting reports between the 2.2 and 2.4 cases being slightly different. Thanks.
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Looks painted to me...

    The new 2.4's may be the plastic itself, as people are saying it's no longer the fingerprint magnet (mine is...).
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    No way, Apple grows special Black plastic towards the entrance of 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino... ;)
  4. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Users of the 2.4 black macbooks claim it is made of a different material, yet it looks exactly the same. I am still a bit skeptical. My old core duo blackbook has never flaked and my current 2.2ghz blackbook does not show any signs of this either.
  5. DaBrain macrumors 65816


    Feb 28, 2007
    ERIE, PA
    And we would confirm this for you, How?

    IM not about to scrape mine just for you to know!--)))

    Either way IM very content with my black macbook, painted, solid black or whatever -))))

    Any other volunteers here willing to do so? Chime in!--)):p
  6. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    They aren't painted. They just have a rubbery plastic as opposed to the new models that have the matte plastic.

    i have a new 2.4 blackbook and it does not fingerprint like my old one did.

    I havent had to wipe it down once since I got it. The other one I wiped after each use because of fingerprints.
  7. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    Some guy on Flickr was:

    Edit: I just noticed, he posted the image in July 2006 (!), so it must have been the very first model Core Duo 2.0GHz Black MacBook!
  8. Pacer69 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Well now that's exactly the kind of info I was seeking, everyone. Thanks so much. I suspected they had fixed that flaking issue after the first model in true Apple fashion, glad to see I am not surprised here.

    So now the issue becomes do I get the 2.2 black or 2.4 black. I can get the 2.2 on closeout for $1139 from my Edu institution, or the 2.4 for $1399 from several vendors. As much as my bargain hunter side says get the cheap closeout, my Apple-geek side wants to have the latest and greatest, fastest, best battery-life machine.

    Decisions, decisions...

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