Happy with your color?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iRun26.2, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    Has anyone had second thoughts about the color now that you have it?

    Anyone exchange just to get a different color?


    I ordered gold but I am now having second thoughts about maybe going with the space grey. Mine hasn't arrived yet, though.
  2. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
    I have SG, same as my iPhone/iPad. Though some of the comments about the gold looking great with the black trim LCD/keyboard are making me second guess.
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Space gray all the way. The main reason I want the rMB over the rMBP is aesthetics. I would only take a space gray :)
  4. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015

    Going from a white 2008 - I have to make an interim stop at silver, looks more like a Mac to me.
  5. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    In order of the best looking color (for me) first:

    At pre-order: Gold, Space Gray, Silver
    After playing with it at the store in a combination of indoor and outdoor light: Silver, Space Gray, Gold

    What I ordered? Space Gray, because I didn't want to wait for the Gold and because I ordered it before I saw it in person.

    It occurs to me that Apple would have less returns (and less cost from having to refurb a unit and having to sell it for less) if they made these available for viewing before opening it for pre-order. Or (gasp!) just having them in the store on launch day! Alas I'm preaching to the choir.

    I'll probably live with the Space Gray. It's not bad looking, just not my best choice. However I imagine most won't have that indifference!
  6. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Wanted silver - the new traditional look and less chance of grief from colleagues.

    Purchased gold - all they had.

    I am really liking the gold...no $h!t from my colleagues...yet! ;)
  7. brvhrt macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2015
    Upon first seeing them in store I definitely didn't want gold, thought the space grey looked too sombre so decided to order silver. While waiting for it to arrive I thought maybe space grey would have been a better choice since it was a new color option for a macbook and would feel a bit different for me. I actually held off opening the newly delivered silver macbook until I went back to take another look. The more I looked at them the more I thought I made the right decision - the space grey is too dark for my liking. From certain angles I feel it looks like a regular grey plastic Dell business laptop (purely in terms of color, not design of course). The regular aluminum silver immediately says "Apple" to me.

    But I definitely did a lot of back and forth on my color decision.
  8. MickeyDoodle macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2015
    Auburn NY
    Gold all the way

    I am loving the gold. Makes me feel like a queen. Lol
  9. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    I initially ordered space gray from Apple on the day of release, but also picked up a silver from a local BB on Monday. I'm on the fence on which one I'll keep as my space gray arrives tomorrow. I like the silver because it looks more like a "Mac" compared to the other colors, but also seeing the space gray on display I really like that color too. The space gray one does look like it could be an ultrabook from a completely different manufacturer at first glance, but looks awesome imo.
  10. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    I have a gold base model. Love the color. Black keys contrast the gold. Looks great
  11. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    i'm really enjoying the gold.

    granted it was only one that BB had, but in a sense I'm glad it is-- drew me to give it a whirl when I might not have otherwise.

    the black on gold is pretty sweet.

    better than white on gold (iOS), would consider this combo.

    yeah it really shows off the new KB well
  12. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    Love my Gold choice!

    As others have mentioned, the black keyboard and gold look great together (in my opinion). Very slick machine, the thinness really surprised me in person!

    It's a perfect combo of "iPad size" but with full OS and keyboard.
  13. dmonnin macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    Same here. I think it looks awesome. Nice to have a change from the standard silver we've been accustomed to.
  14. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I am a kween.
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    msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    I think the gold is neat - actually, it's the only one I've seen in person. BUT, I see some hints of pink in it - sort of like a rose gold, but soft. I think it's neat, but I also think that will wear off. Just my opinion. My space gray is on its way.
  16. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
  17. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Gold Passes a Test

    My gold rMB passed a test today - I had a big meeting with a lot of people I've known for decades. If any group would feel free to give me $h!t about a gold computer, it would be this crowd. Not a peep. I should mention that under the office overhead lighting (CFLs and LEDs), the gold actually washes out a good bit and looks not very gold at all, almost silver-ish.
  18. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    I just got back from a BB trip at lunch. Could've had a Gold base system, it's all they had. But it will have to be silver or space for me. Don't care which.
  19. Elise macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    Thanks for this,I was starting to feel really nervous about the gold. Glad to hear it's not too loud.
  20. jazz1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    Do I have the car for you :D

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  21. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    I'm happy with the silver. It's not so noticeable, and I expect it to show less scratching than the Space Gray. I never considered the gold, personally.
  22. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    Love it!
  23. Aneres11 macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2011
    Happy with my colour, hmm lemme just grab my laptop…

    :p Sorry, I just be trollin / bitter.

    Glad to hear the gold getting some love though!
  24. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Ah who cares what the colleagues say. Glad you're happy with your choice!

    Queen MickeyDoodle. Has a nice ring to it.
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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015

    iRun26.2 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    So many people still like their gold. That's awesome!

    I have both a gold and a space gray on order. I need to decide what I want and cancel the one I don't want.

    I hope to make into a store to see the gold and space gray one at the same time to decide.

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