Let's talk about the Gold MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PatriotInvasion, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000

    PatriotInvasion

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    I've been a big fan of Apple's gold products for a couple years now. To me, silver and even space gray have become the new almond. There's only so much gray, grayer, and black you can take before it starts to get depressing and boring. So I bought the 2015 gold 12" MacBook when it came out and since then, all gold everything on my iOS devices (I even want a gold iMac at some point!).

    That said, I know Apple has combined the rose gold and champagne gold and I now have that on my new MacBook Air, but it's such a strange color that I'm not even sure they should call it gold. Depending on the lighting it could be considered any of the following: rose gold, copper, copperish roseyish kinda sorta gold-ish, tannish gold, amberish sand, apricot etc. With this being the largest gold device yet, interested in what people think of the color.
     
  2. Big Apple macrumors member

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    I just laughed so hard reading this because I've personally had all those versions of colors go through my head too trying to describe it. I personally love it and am keeping it, but it's definitely not for everyone.
     
  3. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea it's weird. I'm not sure I can say I truly like the color because I can't pinpoint any single color that it is. The best I can say is that I like that it is a Mac that isn't some shade of gray.
     
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    I do think the greys have gone boring (Space Grey was awesome on release). I’d go a classic timeless Silver if I’m after class, or the gold if I’m after bling.
     
  5. Pugly macrumors regular

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    I'm ready for a bunch of colors again like the iMacs, iBooks of old. The iPhone XR is a good start.

    That said, I liked the separate gold and rose gold colors better too. The Air just looks like a worse version of each color...
     
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    I feel like the rose gold never needed to exist since champagne gold was unisex enough on its own. Champagne gold was so nice and pleasant, but this mixed approach just created this chameleon color.

    I actually really like the stainless steel gold shade on the XS and Series 4. I can tell they tried to add a drop of the rose tone in there, but its not overpowering enough on the stainless steel to detract from the deep yellow shade of the gold. Hoping the next gen of Macs get some combo of glass with stainless steel accents. That could be a nice look.
     
  7. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    Haven’t got my Gold MBA yet.

    But I loved it instantly on pic a lot more then the Rose Gold of the MB.
    So I ordered it as fast I had figured out what configuration I wanted/needed.

    Will have more to say when I get it in my hands.
    Too long waiting in Sweden :(

    I don’t know if my Rose Gold/White iPhoneSE will be a buddy to this?
    Never been so fond of that color on the phone either. The Gold in iPadAir2 is much better.

    So maybe next iMac I’ll buy will have Gold color too ;)
     
  8. puma1552 Suspended

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    All of Apple's gold products are gross, IMO.

    Space gray is quickly getting played out, so silver now looks so fresh and clean again.
     
  9. Tommy c macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a the Gold one, wanted to try something different.
     
  10. soaddk macrumors newbie

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    Wife just bought the gold. They had all 3 colors in the store but she ended up with gold.

    I thought it looked very nice. NOT quite for me - But nice.
     
  11. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    The gold is very nice-looking in the store; I just found it a little too rose gold-ish for my taste.

    I returned mine and ordered Space gray. I know the color is getting old, but silver holds equally little appeal for me.
     
  12. Michael Cavada macrumors newbie

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    My wife wanted a new 2018 Rose Gold MacBook. Well they discontinued that Macbook color and didn't refresh the model. So I ordered the new Air in gold. I'm glad the it has that Rose tinge in it. I wasn't sure until I found this thread. It fooled my wife. ;)
     
  13. Oppie1 macrumors newbie

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    When it comes to cars,sneakers,computers....I’ve always liked white/black/grey. It just looks more sleak. I’m not a fan of all the flashy colors. I’m very happy with my new SG air I just purchased
     
  14. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Upon further use in various lighting, I like it. Not as much as original champagne gold, but I like it.
     

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