Do you find the new rose gold Macbook ugly?

hajime

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I have a rose gold iPhone and it looks lovely. When I went to the Apple Store yesterday, I expected to see a beautiful MacBook. However, even from far away, it looks ugly. How come? Is it because of the black keyboard?
 

duervo

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A brown one would look pretty ugly. So would a purple one.

As it is, I prefer the classic silver look, and that's the color I'll get when I decide to retire my MBP. I've never been a fan of the space grey look, TBH. I think that color looks like crap. In fact, my choice, in order of preference, would be: 1. silver, 2. gold, 3. rose gold, 4. space grey (and it's actually a pretty close call between 2 and 3.)
 

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I have a rose gold iPhone and it looks lovely. When I went to the Apple Store yesterday, I expected to see a beautiful MacBook. However, even from far away, it looks ugly. How come? Is it because of the black keyboard?
It's very personal. Never one to think of a laptop as a fashion statement or accessory, I find it hideous.

Yet... I'd bet Apple and it's ego driven design group found a reason to justify it. With endless marketing muscle, Apple will subsidize it's success like they're doing with Apple Watch. Once again proving it's good to be Apple.
 

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I just wish that Apple would stop calling that color rose gold. It's NOT rose gold, and it's an insult to the real thing. When done properly, it's actually a pretty attractive color. Rose gold is suppose to be a combination of gold and copper...



while Apple's rendition of it is nowhere near that. Apple's rose gold is just straight up pink. It doesn't look anything like the real thing; there are no gold or copper undertones present at all. I have no idea why they are calling it rose gold. It's closer to Pepto Bismol than it is to rose gold.

I'd buy a MacBook that was actually rose gold in a heartbeat, but this is just not it. I'll stick to a more classic silver.
 
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DSTOFEL

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It's very personal. Never one to think of a laptop as a fashion statement or accessory, I find it hideous.
+1 I saw it in the Apple Store this past weekend. I'm not going to say it's ugly, but my guess is that it won't be asked out on many dates!

From best to worst in terms of color (IMHO): Gold, Silver, Space Grey, "Pink"
 

Brad9893

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While I agree that Apple's rose gold is very pink, I don't agree that rose gold has to be the colour you show - rose gold is available in a variety of shades (including quite pink) depending on how much copper it contains

Such as this



Source: https://powellflutes.com/vqpshop/crowns-extensions/195k-rose-gold-crown
I know that there are many shades of rose gold depending on the ratio of gold to copper. I was just giving an example of what actually could be considered rose gold. I wasn't trying to say that it had to look exactly like that. The shade that you show is also rose gold, just less coppery it seems. Apple's rose gold can't be considered rose gold at all in my opinion. There is nothing gold or copper like about it...at all. It's just straight up pink.

I guess I am just annoyed because when I heard the rumors of the rose gold iPhone 6s, I was super excited about it. Then I saw what we got.
 

KPOM

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My take is that it is far more "in your face" than the iPhone or iPad with the same color. Those devices have white faces. The color is much more visible on the MacBook since the entire lower case (including the wrist rest) is colored.
 

Brookzy

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The only conclusion you could possibly draw on this is it's personal preference. I've a rose gold MacBook, phone, and iPad. I think they're nice. Lots of people don't. Some of my friends think it's ostentatious; others love it. No colour is objectively better. Buy the colour you like and enjoy it! :p
 
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fanta88

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I have a rose gold 6S+ and love it but I find the rose gold macbook to be a bit much
 

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I'm a big fan of the Space Grey myself, matches my Space Grey iPhone 6S nicely. The normal silver one looks fine but I detest gold and rose gold, just so incredibly tacky and unsophisticated but that's just my opinion.
 
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Buerkletucson

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If a person likes it, its there choice and $$ to get what THEY like.

Definitely not my 1st choice but I'm happy for those have have one and enjoy it.
Whats under the skin is the same...
 

numtini

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I really like it. I was afraid it would be too pinky pink, but it's more reserved. I think a lot depends on the light though. It's one of those colors that can be perceived very differently.

If only I liked the keyboard as much...
 
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