Do the white macbooks still discolor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vidshan, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. vidshan macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am just planning on making my transition to the Macbook, and in the process found out about the possible discoloraton issues with the white one (that happened about a year ago), while the black one has fingerprint problems, but otherwise does not have a major problem?

    Does anybody know whether the white ones still have discoloration issues? I'm debating if I need to spend an additional $200 just for the paint, and for the marginally bigger hard drive.

    Thanks for your time!
    VJ
     
  2. mickhyperion macrumors regular

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    I can only report on my MacBook which I bought the week they came out in May 2006. I've had no discoloration (or any other problems) whatsoever. The demo units in the Apple stores seem to get a pretty good workout so that may be a good barometer as well. Good luck!
     
  3. koayt47 macrumors newbie

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    Got my white macbook in Aug 2007. Still pristine white :D
     
  4. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    Bought my MacBook about a 1.5 years ago. The place where my wrist rest started to discolor, the Apple store replaced that part of the case for free.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Mine is also 1.5 years old, and I've had the plastic replaced several times due to discoloration. Finally I just gave up and bought a marware wrist guard which can be cleaned (whereas the plastic cannot).
     
  6. Palliser macrumors regular

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    I bought mine in September, had the discoloration issue, my hands happen to be a bit more "oily" I guess you could say, and I'm very anal about making sure anyone who uses it has clean hands. I finally got the wrist guard as well recently. I did have Apple replace the plastic in October.
     

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