Do not buy a black Macbook!

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  1. SavageMac macrumors member

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    Alright, I've had my new SR Blackbook since 2-3 days before Thanksgiving -- so roughly a month or so.

    The keys and touchpad are SHINY and it is highly annoying. I make sure my hands are not greasy, I wash my hands before use most of the times, and I wipe it down with a micropad notebook cleaner & spray.

    it is impossible to have the laptop look nice.

    it is always smudgy, and the shiny keys are REALLY getting to me.

    I wish under applecare I could exchange it, even if I didn't get m $150 because of the color.

    wish I went white.
     
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  3. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you're relatively picky, but you're not the first to highlight this.
    Look into the keyboard skins maybe?
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Mr. Clean Magic Erasers solve some of the shine.
     
  5. Halsey12 macrumors regular

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  6. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I've had a BlackBook since May 19, 2006. Never a problem, always washed my hands before use, and always washed the exterior of the laptop with just an undershirt and some water.
     
  7. sowillo14 macrumors regular

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    Had mine since August, still looks brand new. And yes I use the hell out of it. My wife calls it my "girlfriend.":cool:
     
  8. dvd macrumors regular

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    I've had mine since Christmas day last year. Still looks great. Sure with lots of use the touchpad and keys get a little glossy. It's a tool, not a museum piece!
     
  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    ibought a black and white the day the realesed them sent the black on back too, becauseof the prints....
     
  10. Peace macrumors P6

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    I love my Blackbook !!
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    The black macbooks are horrible at showing finger prints and the white macbooks show every little scratch.
    This has been my experience.
     
  12. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    Me too!! Seriusly I rather have some prints that a sverly scratched surface (yes thats what happens to the white ones) and the cracked material is also present in the white ones... I have proof of this, 3 whiteys in my class and 3 are very very very scratched (its just the nature of the material, very thin not so visible scratches that can easily be seen when against a light) and one has the cracking problem and its not first generation...

    -Victor
     
  13. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    rubbish.

    you must have some sort of extra greasy skin problem because my black MB hardly ever has smudge marks. and even if it does, the marks wipe off super easy.

    oh, and by the way. no shiny keys on my keyboard either.
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  15. zioxide macrumors 603

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    If you spell college wrong, they don't let you in. :p
     
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Considering I have four years to learn how to spell it, I think I'm gonna be fine. :D
     
  17. mike12806 macrumors 6502

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    My blackbook gets some smudges on the shell but nothing even close that would make me want to give it up! Sounds slightly OCD too me.... :D
     
  18. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    You must be in denial or on crack. I haven't seen one Blackbook without shiny keys due to finger oils.
     
  19. mike12806 macrumors 6502

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    I like your signature! ;) I sat in club seats at the jets game last saturday!
     
  20. razyorv macrumors member

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    It might smudge a little bit, but it sure is durable.
    I once accidentally had a big DC/AC inverter box (made out of thick metal) dragged across the top of the laptop creating a rather unsightly scratch.
    I started rubbing it with my fingers and it disappeared. I've banged my laptop's corner against furnitures by mistake and I still don't see a scratch on the thing.
     
  21. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Every notebook gets this, even normal keyboards.

    I've had my white Macbook for a month, and already see it.

    I gotta look at it on an angle, and I'll see where I always press the space bar.

    This cannot be avoided at all, unless you get some skin for your keys.

    You can wash your hands all day, and then use your computer, it will not help.

    Edit: Added pic.
     

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  22. CP1091 macrumors regular

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    My friend's blackbook looks all shiney.. I see where you are coming from, it definitely takes away from some of the beauty of the machine.
     
  23. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my lord people, the keys aren't greasy, they're worn down from being used.
     
  24. Ilovemygeek macrumors regular

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    Mine isn't shiny at all, it has a tiny nick in it from where my hair clip (metal) fell out and landed on the bevel edge between the keyboard and the side but other then that, nary a blemish and I use it a lot.
     
  25. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    yeah but the white ones stain. so whatcha gonna do.
     

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