I want a MBP in a White Macbook Case. Do you?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iBunny, May 19, 2007.

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Would you like to see a White/Black MacBook Pro?

  1. Hell Yeah - Thats what im talking about

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  2. Hell No - WTF are you thinking iBunny?

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I Love the White Cleen look of the MacBook. But Im not a fan of the lack of power it provides.

    I would like to see ( and i know it will never happen ) But I want a MacBook Pro: High End CPU, GPU, Loads of Ram, etc... everything the MBP provides... just in the nice case of the MacBook. Even if it is 15 inches.

    I dont like the Aluminum look. Im not saying they need to get rid of it, but they should have an option for the White/Black for the MBP, in addition to the sliver.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Jookbox macrumors 6502

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    i have friends who put their white macbooks thru the trenches (so to speak) and boy do those things get DIRTY. i think Apple's strategy was to have their 'pro' computers in sliver. who knows what they will do for the next gen.
     
  3. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    I want a the cost of a Macbook in a silver case. :p
     
  4. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    I've always preferred the Aluminium look myself.

    I can see why you'd like the option of White/Black for the MBP but I think Apple want there to be clear differences. As you say, it's not going to happen.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Putting the white plastic case on the MBP would be a bad idea - it's metal to aid in heat dissipation. It helps keep the fan speeds down.

    Which is not to say they can't be a different color, but in any event I believe most of the case is anodized and coated. I'm not a coating specialist, but anodized plus clearcoat should be a thinner, less insulating, finish than paint. Again, better heat dissipation.
     
  6. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

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    Nah, black anodized aluminium, now that would be awesome.
     
  7. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, the MB case and keyboard is much nicer than the MBPs IMO.
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No way, I very much dislike the look of the MacBook and I really like the look of the MacBook Pro.
     
  9. Dice-K macrumors newbie

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    If it was black, then heck yah! Otherwise, no...I'm happy with the silver colour though.
     
  10. BioChron macrumors regular

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    I think if they would modify the why the heat vents out of the MacBook style case, then yeah, go for it!
     
  11. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    How much power do you need? The MacBooks are only .16GHz slower than the MacBook Pro!

    If you meant graphical power, it is weak, but for 99% of the buyers of the MacBooks, it is enough.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I've wanted one for a very long time. It would be really nice to have a Pro laptop in a case that suits professionals who need the durability.
     
  13. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I love the MBP case. IMO it's perfect just the way it is, Apple had black ones (then Powerbooks) in the 90's and have moved forward. It's a pro computer and should reflect that. Besides for $4000 I want something that looks like $4000 not a white plastic Mac I can buy for half the price and after a while the MB keypad starts to discolour.
     
  14. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Apple has marketed the sleek aluminum look to be the "pro" product lineup. If it were to put it into a shiny white plastic case, that would totally drop people's opinions of it. Not going to happen.
     
  15. ergle2 macrumors 6502

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    If only Apple could combine the looks of the MBP with the toughness of ye olde ThinkPad line. TPs might be ugly but they'll take a vast amount of abuse and survive more or less unscathed.

    Nice for us klutzes... :)
     
  16. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    i was going to suggest the same thing. for $450 send in your MBP and get it any color you want :) the link you provided it to buy new from them though, which has a bigger markup. if you were to go with ColorWare i'd suggest buying the MBP on your own then mailing it to them, will save you a good bit of money ($200 or more)
     
  17. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    yea i'm for that too, white alumnium migh be cool to. or the iphone material on the back looks nice too.

    http://flickr.com/photos/tychay/354100652/

    what is it. It looks frosted. I think they should use something like that for the case of the white macbook. It would look so much better than the white glossy plastic.
     
  18. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    No way!. I always loved MBP/PB look and never was a big fun of white plastic..
     
  19. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Nah. The white macbook's glossy plastic looks cheap. The aluminum is nice.
     
  20. alwaysaangel macrumors regular

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    No way!

    Heck, I'm only buying a macbook pro because I think MBs are the ugliest thing invented. From the cheap plastic, to those god-awful keyboards to the glossy screens. I'm paying 700 more to AVOID that!
     
  21. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, black anondized aluminum would be sweet, although I wonder would it scratch easier. Yes Apple had the black Powerbooks in the 90's but those were made of plastic.
     
  22. Dice-K macrumors newbie

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    I took a look at that custom MBP color site, and man an orange MBP would look sharp! combined with the white Apple logo, you have the creamsicle look...mmmm...creamsicle :D
     
  23. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    It would be prett cool to have the option I guess? More options, more possibilities, more happier customers. Cheers!
     

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