Did I Just Order the Wrong Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CoffeeCake, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. CoffeeCake macrumors newbie

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    Uh-oh.

    After months and months of trying to decide between a macbook black and (refurbished) macbook pro, I finally opted for a macbook black.

    Only, I just now noticed after my order, that the mid range macbook white could be configured the same as the macbook black but at a savings of about $200.

    Did I read the comparison of the configuration right or is there an advantage ot the macbook black that I didn't see?

    That savings could buy me an airport express or MS Office 08!

    Should I change my order or is there a hidden advantage to the higher end macbook?

    Thanks for the advice!!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    and +40GB HDD storage.


    Nah, Macworld benchmarks show that the blackbook performed well :)
     

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  4. CoffeeCake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Honestly, as long as I'm getting at least a bump, I feel better with the product. Otherwise, I'm thinking of better ways to spend that money.
     
  5. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    Nowadays yes, you pay a premium of 125$ for the color black (if they are equally specked, the black has 160GB standard) But for when I bought mine (Dec 06') it was a difference of 50$ just for the color (120GB standard in the black one, 80 in the mid-range white). Apparently the hdd prices have fallen. I got mine instead of the MBP because it has the same price tag of the 12" PB it was replacing, although I wanted a MBP.

    -Victor
     
  6. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You'll be happier with the white. Cannot fathom why anyone would
    spend that extra money on color.
     
  7. errol macrumors 6502

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    People spend money for aesthetics. Don't you? If you were to get an ugly hooker for $50 vs a good looking one for $100, they both do the same thing, but the better looking one pleases the senses more!
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I personally would go for the black over the white anyday, but then I'm in the $150 difference between blackbook and MBA both with 2GB RAM, and the MBA is much nicer looking
     
  9. bennyboi macrumors regular

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    And trust me, you want a machook pro, not a machook. Big difference.
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    that's hilarious.
     
  11. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    4 things: 1- aesthetics, yes people pay more for beautiful things. 2- material, white ones scratch very very easily (I rather have my MB dirty than scratched) 3- Store availability, what if you wanted 160GB and like in my case online or other purchasing method rather than in store pickup was impossible; you'll get the better spec'd one in the store. 4- personal choice/budget

    -Victor
     
  12. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Some people are rich.
     
  13. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Anyway, you've got a Macbook. Join us in the MB forum!
     
  14. sportsnut macrumors regular

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    And some people spend their money on what they want and don't worry about what others think they are.
     
  15. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Anyone who can buy a Macbook of any color is rich. I have a white one, but I think the black one is striking and certainly a nicer finish. It's not just color - it's finish.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Its black finish gives it additional speed. Run a sticker of a flame along the top of the blackbook. Unofficial tests confirm that the laptop performs 3% better.
     
  17. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Well I paid extra to have my new car in Diamond Black Perlescent paint so I can fully understand someone wanting to pay extra for a colour. Besides, you always pay more for black these days. Even though once upon a time everything was black. LOL.
     
  18. phungy macrumors 68020

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    What are official tests considered as? Ones done by Apple? Does Apple even do benchmarks?
     
  19. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    Well seriously, you can buy any 160(+)GB SATA drive for your macbook and install it yourself, it takes no longer than 5 mins and 3 screws after you take the battery out. I'd never pay someone to do that when its that easy, youtube it I'm sure theres a bunch of how-to vidoes
     
  20. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    <irrelevant response>deleted</irrelevant response>
     
  21. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    If you prefer the black, then stick with it.

    I prefer the black myself, but am not in the market for a MacBook.

    Where does the MacBook Air come into this?

    We are referring to the black and white MacBook .
     
  22. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Oh shoot - definitely brain flatulence on my part! Excuse me...
     
  23. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    I know, Im familiar with computer interiors, but I honestly (even though it doesn't void warranty) would hate go thru all the hassle of getting the OS in there etc etc, I just did that with my revived PB G4 but is still time consuming.

    -Victor
     

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