Black or White?

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  1. ATCQ.J5 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty much resolute that the aluminum macbooks aren't going to be released in time for the back to school promo and even if they are I wouldn't want to be one of the guinea pigs. As much as I want an aluminum macbook, I'm willing to wait until all the kinks get worked out for those and settle with the current gen for now. So which should it be: black or white? Each has its own setbacks (white: everyone has it, discoloration over time; black: more expensive, attracts fingerprints)
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    I got the black because it doesn't show dirt as easily, and also to avoid the discoloration problem. Also I prefer matte laptops over shiny ones. At the end of the day it pretty much comes down to personal preference, both are very nice laptops.
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    get the white, the black one is a ripoff and you can always get a case to set yours apart...
     
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  5. zango macrumors member

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    well for me, I was going to upgrade a white one to 250 gb so it was a $100 difference for black.

    i kept changing my mind for the longest time and i finally settled on white. then i realized all my friends had gotten white ones, and the black one kept jumping into my head, so when i was ordering online, i made the decision to get black, who cares about the $100 since i get $100 off for education discount anyways.

    in the end, its the one you can see yourself typing on for a few years til you get a new one :D
     
  6. blownco macrumors regular

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    i got a screamin deal on a white one so i couldn't pass it up.
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    $450, not bad... whats the specs? (what model?)
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Another vote for black. I got a deal on mine, and it's so much more trouble-free cosmetically than my old white iBook G4 was. I love it!
     
  9. blownco macrumors regular

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    its a cor 2 duo 1gb of ram model identifier is 2,1 oh and a 80gb HDD i also got a incase neoprene case throw in with it oh and its running leopard....
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Black.
    I know you can get the white one with the same specs for $100 cheaper, but the black one looks so cool.
    And you'll be different from all the people with white Macbooks.
     
  11. ATCQ.J5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know if the black macbook has problems with case cracking like the white macbook?
     
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  13. zango macrumors member

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    yeah they are the exact same notebook, just different case finishings.

    it happens from closing the lid down too hard/fast, so just be careful with that, and be sure not to apply pressure to the top of the screen while the macbook is closed.

    google too eh...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. mojitochica macrumors member

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  15. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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  16. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I love my white one. It doesn't show scratches!
     

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