It's time - MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amacgenius, May 21, 2006.


Which MacBook?

  1. White 1.83Ghz

    44 vote(s)
  2. White 2Ghz

    135 vote(s)
  3. Black 2Ghz

    88 vote(s)
  1. amacgenius macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    I've finally got the funds, to get any of the the three MacBooks.

    Now, I'm not concerned about this whole "OMGz th3rmal paste" issue, so seeing as price isn't an issue and I'm going to buy any of them stock so I can go into the store and walk out, no shipping wait, which one would you personally recommend?

    I'm looking at the black one but if anybody can persuade me otherwise, then go ahead and try it :).

    So which do you think I should get?
  2. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    I voted White 2.0 Ghz. I just prefer the look of the white one over the black. I suppose the biggest advantage will be a couple of hundred dollars left in your pocket to spend on other goodies. :)
  3. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    What kinds of goodies would you recommend?
  4. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Voted 2Ghz.... Best to go with speed now as you cant upgrade that later.

    Voted WHITE... Every PC laptop out there is black - so what's so frigging great about it :rolleyes:

    Besides cost difference you can put towards any of the following

    Extra Ram
    BT Keyboard & Mouse
    Nice Bag to carry it around in
    Therapy to get to solve the real questions - why am i so indecisive ;)
  5. edge540 macrumors regular


    May 10, 2004
    I just picked one up yesterday and im in love with it. Not literally... but you know what i mean. The black would be nice... but the price premium I believe, is just not worth it. Even with the stock configuration, its feels faster than my friends Dual 1.8 G5 with 2 gigs of ram. So I cant wait to get my 2 gigs and put them in here to see how it fares.
    On the heat issue... I dont see what other people are talking about... it gets warm... but thats expected from a computer... and I would not say that it becomes unbearably warm.
    IMO this is the best 1200 that I have ever spent. Worth every penny.
  6. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Extra RAM is a good idea, any ideas on where to get 2 512mb's for relatively cheap?

    Already have a Targus bag that I've used since I had my old OLD HP Laptop - nice bag.
  7. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    Depends where in the world you are. In the UK, is a good cheap place.
  8. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    White, i think the Black looks to dellish

    Grrr your making me want a MacBook...NO i need to save for a off to play around on
  9. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    I'm in NY in the US, so that's not really an option ;).

    I wanted an iMac at first, but then the MacBook came out, trust me, get a MacBook ;).
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    1.83 version. More money left to max out RAM and HD, which is much more important for performance than the (10% or so slower) CPU...

    ...oh, and I have an external DVD burner (that I prefer to use both as a media player and burner)... no need for the internal Superdrive... :)
  11. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Get the black one, very stylish. This is the first black notebook since the pismo!

    BLACK. ;) :)

    And go to for RAM. :)

    At Data Memory Systems, a pair of 512's are $96.
  12. fatties macrumors regular

    May 21, 2006
    white. because black will get lost in your black inside knapsack... unless, you carry a lot of paper, then the white computer will get lost amongst your papers... oh and you have to dust the thing every so often because it will gradually turn speckled and who wants a speckled computer? (i guess you should dust things anyway...

    i have a crappy sony vaio at the moment- just waiting to switch, and it is white and black... and the black bits get really dirty... just my experience...

    oh and imagin the other stuff you can get with that extra money- extra ram, a bag, a new ipod and a game if you are thrifty!

    oh and you can always spray paint it like they did in 'hackers'
  13. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Thanks Matt, and thanks for the link (via chat) to that RAM, that's a good deal!

    I think I'm gonna get Black, it's so damn sexy, and yeah there hasn't been a Black Apple laptop since the Pismo.
  14. iamhammill macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2006
    York, PA
    I like the white, but the black isn't bad.

    I'd just rather have 1 GB of Ram than a black computer.
  15. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    I voted for the white 2ghz also as that's the one I liked at the store yesterday. The black while very appealing, just didn't justify $150 bucks to me.

    Good luck on the purchase!
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I'd go for the 2 GHz white one. I agree with others why say the black one is sort of ugly... it would match my 19" Dell LCD perfectly, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing... :D
  17. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    2GHz White :) Of course, it's all subjective, but that'd be my choice - not least because black is just so boring.
  18. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I love my white iBook so white would be my natural choice.

    Then the 2ghz is faster and has the superdrive.

    So 2Ghz White :D
  19. iHeartTheApple macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I voted for the white 2GHz. I like the classic Apple look of the white one and I think it's the best bang-for-your-buck purchase. I've played a lot with the new MacBooks in my local stores and I find that the black picks up fingerprints way too easily and shows scratches much more than the white one does.

    Plus as a few others have said, you can take the $200 that you'd be saving by not buying the black one and get yourself some other stuff. For example, an external keyboard, a mighty mouse, a speaker system, more ram, an iPod nano, some software, an external hard drive for backups and media storage...The list goes on! :D Good luck with your choice!
  20. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    I'll be getting the white 2.0 ghz. I like both colors, but I like the white a little more, and I'm boosting my HDD.
  21. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    I'd say black, but I don't like the matte finish to it, so go classic white and use the extra money to buy extras as already reccomended. :)
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Get the 2.0 GHz white.

    The white MacBook screams APPLE! :)
  23. nospleen macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2002
    I would get the black one, naturally that is the one I purchased. I know it is at a premium, but who cares, you are young and have the money anyway. :p Personally I like getting new things and the White one just reminds me too much of the ibook. Not that that is a bad thing, but the black is baaaaad.
  24. ncook06 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    If you need a Superdrive, and the only advantage to a SD is burning DVDs (all other read/write speeds are equal with Combo), go for the 2.0. If not, the difference in processors is pretty negligible due to the bottleneck known as Frontside Bus Speed...
  25. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Actually the Combo writes CD-RW faster. :p

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