Grey Vs Silver, and the dreaded scratches?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marc55, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a

    marc55

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    The new grey looks nice; however, my concern is it will show up scratches.

    With the silver, scratches aren't to bad as aluminum is silver in color; but with the grey, a deep enough scratch will go beyond the grey color and really show up.

    Anyone get a scratch on the grey one yet?
     
  2. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    Had a space gray 12" MacBook for six months that looked brand new when I sold it. Even my iPad Pro and old iPhone 6 Plus looked new. I carry my stuff without cases
     
  3. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Scuffs and scratches on space grey definitely show up more clearly than on silver. But YMMV.

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  4. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Anodized surfaces are very hard and durable, but not indestructible and are subject to wear. It's still just a coating. Scratch, nick, etc. and the natural aluminum will show through.

    Natural aluminum surface till look the same with scratches or wear.

    Pays your money you takes your chances.
     
  5. RobinInOR macrumors 6502a

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    I have trouble plugging into the USB-C slots, I'm always scraping the edges with the connectors. So far no scratches, surprisingly.
     
  6. montanaco macrumors 6502

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    No wear or tear on my space grey yet. No finger print or smudges either, to me it's wearing just as unnoticeably as my old silver macbook pro.
     
  7. marc55 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marc55

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    That's what I thought
     
  8. GBlansten macrumors regular

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    While I don't want dents in my new MBP I'm not sweating a few scratches. Just use it and enjoy it.
     
  9. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

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    Absolutely. These things were built to be used.

    Any scratches out of the box though - no no no!
     

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