Can someone help me out with this?


macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 20, 2012
Hi guys, my name is John and I'm new on here. I'm 15 and looking to pick up a used MacBook air within the next few months. I've been looking on Craigslist and can't figure something out. Some o the MacBook airs that I look at are either all white or all black including the keyboard, but some are like silver/gray in color with a black keyboard. Can you guys tell me the differance between the two? Thanks!


macrumors 6502
Oct 22, 2011
All MacBook Airs are silver aluminum with a black keyboard. If you do happen to see one that looks black, it's only because it has a protective casing around it. The Pros are the same, but you can easily tell the difference, as they are much thicker. As for all white, that's the regular Macbook, but as of now, Apple do not produce them anymore. If you are still unsure, refer to this:

It's a nice little Macbook model comparison, which should help you understand a bit better. :D


macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2011
Also, it should say "MacBook Air" under the bezel. If it doesn't, it is not a Macbook Air.