Black or White

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by citywalk, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. citywalk macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    #1
    Anyone got side by side comparisons of the 2 models? Im still in limbo what one to go for
     
  2. dannyboxer macrumors regular

    dannyboxer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    #2
    huh?

    What 2 models?

    The old MacBook that came in black or white? If so, I would go with black, much cooler than the white MacBook.
     
  3. priller macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
  4. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    #4
    I've got an old model black Macbook. My girlfriend has a white one that I have used often. I like the black one better, for whatever that's worth.

    Some things to think about: the black one shows fingerprints and smudges that was annoying for about a month. I bought some cleaner from the apple store and it works great. On the other hand, some of the older white macbook got discolored on the palm rest (in case you are planning on buying used). However, the discoloration issue has been fixed quite some time ago.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    #5
    before upgrading to the aluminum i had the black and it was one sexy beast, looks way better than the white in my opinion.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #6
    I have the last gen 2.4 black MB. I love it. It's much easier to take care of than my old white iBook G4 was. I loved the iBook too, though.
     
  7. citywalk thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    #7
    Its a choice between a refurb black book 2.4ghz £700 or a brand new 2.1 white book from the HE store for £618 plus a 4gb upgrade for £45.

    Just wanted to compare the two side by side. I do prefer the Black model but don't like the fact it'll be a second hand one when I could a new white one for less.

    Theres also a macbook pro 2.4 for £800 if it comes online again i'll probably go for it lol. Although it is over budget. Multi touch and a back lit keyboard to good to miss
     
  8. jlwillia macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    #8
    Wait!!!

    Don't buy any RAM upgrades from Apple. They overprice it by several hundred dollars (pounds in your case). My blackbook came with 1 GB RAM and I upgraded to 4 GB for only $75 from a third party manufacturer. Check the forums or buyer's guide regarding RAM upgrades. As long as you're not technologically inept, this is simple to do on your own.

    Just a thought...

    EDIT: maybe 45 pounds for the upgrade is the cheapest you will find, but definitely look into it.
     
  9. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Location:
    Your girlfriends place
    #9
    doesn't matter if you're...

    I suddenly feel like dancing
     
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #10
    I had a white one and let me tell you it was a JOB keeping it clean.
    Ive heard also that the black ones show alot of finger prints.

    Get whatever you like, it really doesnt make a difference
     
  11. citywalk thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    #11
    lol I believe in miracles.......
     
  12. molala macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    #12
    I got a refurb black and it's new - if it's pre-owned they didn't have it for more than a week.

    If you really want new (not refurb) and prefer the black, they have been discounted at Amazon.co.uk and cancomuk.com but still over £850.
     
  13. Vulcan macrumors 65816

    Vulcan

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #13
    I personally like Black better but got White anyway.
     
  14. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Location:
    Your girlfriends place
    #14
    where you from? :p
     
  15. citywalk thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    #15
    Done. Ordered the black model about 20 minutes ago!

    If it arrives scratched or I'm not happy I'll return it. Simple
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #16
    Good for you! You'll love it!
     

Share This Page