Black or white??

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  1. rangerdanger macrumors member

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    I'm new to the site and am a huge Apple fan. I'm 15 right now, and am looking at getting my first Mac, the Macbook. I'm at a crossroads here though about whether to go with the blackbook as its called, or the $1299 whitebook, which is really the same specs, just a smaller hard drive, I would solve that problem with a 160GB portable hard drive, that if I bought the blackbook, I wouldn't be able to purchase. (On a budget here) Any help on this?? Thanks!!
     
  2. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Really the only difference is the color and material used.

    The white macbook shows scratches way easier, and the plastic seems to crack easier under heat.

    The black macbook shows fingerprints a lot easier, but this is easily cleaned up, but is more expensive.

    If you take care of your macbook, there should be no problem with the plastic, whichever one looks better is up to you, and if the price justifies the looks.
     
  3. rangerdanger thread starter macrumors member

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    So the black macbook uses a different material.
     
  4. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the white is glossy plastic, and the black macbook is matte plastic.
     
  5. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    Are you anywhere near an apple store or reseller? You should really have a look yourself if you can. I prefer the look of the blackbook but I know plenty of people who much prefer the white model.
     
  6. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    what r talkin bout???
    its the same material! other wise they would say so. lol
     
  7. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    How about a white macbook and a black/red/purple incase hardcase? I have a white and I'm looking at the colored hardcases from incase.
     
  8. TSE macrumors 68030

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    They do say so. Look at the technical specifications page.
     
  9. rangerdanger thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!! Later this week I'm going to Best Buy to hopefully pickup my Macbook, along with some accessories. Can't wait!!
     
  10. Antaios macrumors regular

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    To me the white MacBook screams "Apple!" the "blackbook" looks like a black laptop with an apple sticker on the back.... hahahahaha
     
  11. bigapplegeek macrumors newbie

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    New MacBooks soon.

    Just wait for the new macbooks. They should come out this summer and will be aluminum!

    Here is an image:
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  12. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Oh for the love of... ;)

    just buy your macbook now ignore that guy.
     
  13. Trichotillo macrumors newbie

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    It's nice to see Apple hearkening back to TIGER. :rolleyes:
     
  14. MinorBidoh macrumors 6502

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    last comment is mucho humerous, :)

    although rumors are pointing to this style of design [al casing and black edge around the lcd] im not a fan at all. Perhaps its too complicated having the above aspects and a white keyboard? My appreciation for apple notebooks is huge, mainly due to them being all one colour/material whether its black, white or al. (I dont like the MBA btw)

    .h.
     
  15. rangerdanger thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, thats the same way I feel. When I heard the rumor of metal macbooks, just couldn't picture it in my head as being the same as the Macbook Pro. That's why I want the current Macbook. I also love the white, as most of my other stuff is white, i.e. Xbox 360, etc. Can't wait till later in the week!!
     
  16. joshuaaaron macrumors member

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    ive got a white macbook and its got discoloration on the palm rests...
     
  17. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    You should hold out for the MacBook Pro G5 -- I heard that they're due out next Tuesday.
    :p

    Seriously, it's a matter of preference and budget. The Black is a "classier" finish, but it shows fingerprint oil easier. The white is glossier, but shows dirt easier.
     
  18. KHook321 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at possibly switching to a MB, and I think I'm gonna get a white one. I actually think I like the black a bit better, but I can't see spending an extra $200 just for the color and bigger hard drive. I could buy AppleCare with that money, and I have a desktop computer for any big storage needs.
     
  19. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    hahahahah WTF.


    yep thats it. wow. how did Apple let that slip out. poor apple. their greatest and newest secret design for the Macbooks has been leaked.

    to the thread starter. Go get yourself your white macbook and enjoy it!
     
  20. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    hahaha ...well said
     

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