Black Macbook - Reason for Premium

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sinstoic, May 15, 2007.

  1. sinstoic macrumors member

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    Ever since the black Macbook was released, I have noticed (among my friends, relatives and colleagues) that they tend to have far less issues when compared to the white Macbooks.

    I asked a distant friend of mine, whose school/vocational college students use Macbooks, to do a poll. Out of the 558 Macbooks, 327 were white and the remaining 231 were black. 129 (39.45%) white Macbooks had issues where as only 13 (5.63%) black Macbooks had issues. Of course most of the issues (battery problems, discoloration, over-heating and so on) were resolved by Apple.

    With this result, I can't help but wonder if the premium for black Macbooks is charged for reasons other than color. :rolleyes:
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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    Didn't you knew? I though everyone knew:D







    Maybe that $150 make you take better care of your MB.

    In all seriousness, I really doubt Apple makes the white MB with less care.
     
  3. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    There are less black MacBook owners than white MacBook owners. That's the reason that there are less reports of problems on the black MacBook.
     
  4. Vader macrumors 65816

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    He was talking about percentages of the respective colors.
     
  5. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Do the black macbooks really suffer from discoloration? If not, how can you count that as one of your criteria?

    *boggle*
     
  6. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I just missed that.
     
  7. sinstoic thread starter macrumors member

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    In the Poll, the issues stand for any problems that required Macbooks to be taken to Apple for solutions. I have listed a few of those issues for your understanding of the poll.

    There were no discoloration issues with black Macbooks among those that were polled.

    Dartzorichalcos, hope you understood!
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    No, because Black is an achromatic colour.

    Therefore they would go grey and look like little MacBook Pros :)
     
  9. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I misread your original post. Sorry again.:eek: :)
     
  10. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Actually, Black isn't even a colour. Its a shade. White is a tint.
     

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