Decision time - I need your help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soupyjnr, Jan 16, 2008.

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Should I get the White or Black MacBook

Poll closed Jan 21, 2008.
  1. White

    51.4%
  2. Black

    48.6%
  1. soupyjnr macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    Well Im getting a Mac in a couple of days. The only dilemma im left with is should I get White or Black?

    Give me your opinion :)!
     
  2. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Strictly personal preference. I have a white one, and think it looks sharp.
     
  3. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MBP so I have no personal experience of this.

    But I work for a company that has lots of Mac laptops around and I will say that I prefer the look of the BlackBook.

    It also doesn't show the scratches as much as the white one. And as much as you will baby it, it will get scratched.

    So there's my two cents.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Melan macrumors regular

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    Use the extra few hundred dollars to buy something other than a paint job. Also fingerprints show up quite easily on Blackbook
     
  5. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh this is hard! 4 and 4!!!

    I seriously dont know what to do
     
  6. Superjanne macrumors member

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  7. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dont apologise :) Im glad your givin your opinion
     
  8. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    My roommate just bought a Black one. I have a MBP.

    I love the way the black one looks personally. I do hate the color tax too.
     
  9. tiamat1990 macrumors member

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    Actually yeah I need help in this department as well.

    I'm thinking of getting the Blackbook but I'm worried about the fingerprints. Now for people that have the Blackbook and an iPod with a chrome back, which one is worse when it comes to fingerprint marks? If the chrome back is worse then I'll be fine with the Blackbook.
     
  10. Vapor macrumors member

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    Here is what i just did for the wife

    Mid level white macbook 1299.00
    4 gigs ram macsales.com 92.50
     
  11. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked the poll results and noticed that black was leading by one vote. So I've evened it up. Hope that helps.:)

    Seriously, does it really matter? Save some money and get a white one. Then buy a black neoprene sleeve.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  13. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    I think the BlackBook is much nicer. Just because. It looks so much cooler.
     
  14. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a MBP, but my personal opinion I would go for Black!
     
  15. donga macrumors 6502a

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  16. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its definatley a hard one. Keep voting! This is gettin interesting!
     
  17. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

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  18. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    The Black one looks nice from far away but after a while of use I can't stand to look at it when I'm the actual user. All of the Blackbooks I've seen close up from my friends have had greasy marks on the touchpad and the keys, especially the right side of the keyboard have also become oily and difficult to look at. I decided to go with the white Macbook and I've been happy with it...the keys, chassis, and trackpad still look pristine since the day I purchased it in early November 2007. In the end it all comes down to personal preference though and whether or not you want to pay the tax.
     
  19. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Black is winnin! I just hope I dont buy a MacBook and then Apple bring out a new batch of them :eek:!
     
  20. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    black looks good but if you want it to stand out and show you have an apple product white is the one.
    IMHO black shows up all the tiny grubby marks a hell of a lot more.
     
  21. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

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    my sisters blackbook is a disgusting fingerprint wasteland. my other sisters ibook form 4 years ago still looks white and doesnt look like disgusting fingerprint hands have been all over it. go white.
     
  22. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    I totally agree with this man.
     
  23. RZetlin macrumors regular

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    If you have the money you can go with the black.

    But I think the black cost too much just for the little extra hard drive space.
     
  24. soupyjnr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Comparison

    OK so I went onto www.apple.com/uk (Im from Northern Ireland) and looked at the main difference.

    13 Inch White
    2.0GHz

    * 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 1GB memory
    * 80GB hard drive1
    * Combo drive

    13 Inch Black
    2.2 GHz

    * 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 1GB memory
    * 160GB hard drive1
    * Double-layer SuperDrive
    Main difference is it has a 2.2GHz and a 160 GB Hard drive... I can upgrade the hard drive to 160GB for £100.

    So it would cost me £799.00 for the white mac with 160 GB hard drive, and it would cost me £949.00 with the 160 GH hard drive - so really im paying for a double layer superdrive, which wouldnt be much use to me, and a .2GHz upgrade - is it really worth it?

    PS : I will be gettin educational discounts but im not at uni right now so I cant say how much it will be with education discounts so ive just put the Apple Store main prices on for now.
     
  25. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    Don't consider the baseline White model because an extra $200 USD will get you better specs across the board. If you're deciding between White vs Black you should be looking at the 2.2Ghz, 1GB, 120GB, Superdrive White version.
     

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