Macbook air 2018 Gold color

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nba188, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Nba188 macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
    Hi guys.

    I really like the 12 inch macbook gold color but i need bigger screen so i want to buy the new Air in gold color.

    As i can see, the gold color is not exactly like the 12 inch color.

    The new gold is little bit pink or dark gold.

    What do you think about this gold color for man ?
  2. dbow4d4 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2018
    If you like it. Go for it.
  3. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    I was going to get a space grey Macbook, but have got Gold, as that space grey was unavailable.

    But even if it wasn't it was still a hard choice.
    Normal silver is a bit dull and boring. Peoples opinion I asked though gold interesting and standout from the normak boring old fashioned colours.
  4. redhot47fla, Nov 29, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2018

    redhot47fla macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2016
    I wrestled with the same issue. The gold MacBook so attracted me that it triggered several weeks of research and marital-related conspiring to buy one as a replacement for my mid-2011 MBA that frankly was still sufficient to my needs.

    But then, Apple failed to update the MacBook and that led me back to the new Air, so I drove over to Best Buy (closest Apple store is two hours away) to take a look and...whoa...that ain’t the same shade of gold.

    Not even really close. Much more pink or copper or something on the new Air. Closer to rose gold than gold. Actually brought my wife back with me to take a look and she agreed.

    Your mileage may vary. But my 2018 MacBook Air, 16gb, 256, space gray, will arrive Monday.
  5. Nba188 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
  6. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2016
  7. worldvga macrumors member


    Nov 21, 2018
    i personally feel you can opt for space grey which goes well for men!!
  8. redhot47fla, Nov 30, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018

    redhot47fla macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2016
    I think it’s borderline sexist for one person to tell another what is appropriate for his or her gender, but as I (a man) said above, after seeing it in person, I reluctantly decided that the gold(ish) MacBook Air was not appropriate for me.
  9. ifman macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    I have the gold and love the color. I went to a Apple session yesterday and half of the men there had gold macs. If you like it, go for it. Also, it seems to me to be more copper-gold outside of the stores neon lights.
  10. Nba188 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
    The new gold?
  11. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    This seems a good video for seeing colours

  12. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    It's not pink or rose gold as the old MB.
    I like the gold on MBA lot more. I even bought one.
    Copper-gold is a good description.
    Sometimes it looks more gold, other times more going in copper direction.

    Think it will be fine for men, all kinds of men, women too.
    Some men even have golden watches without being considered gay or so :)
  13. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    I’ve ordered a MacBook, which due to the available specs was in gold (I presume new gold, as is on order)
    Quite nervous as not seen not seen the new gold in the flesh yet

    Silver I find a bit dull, like space grey but maybe it’s the easy option.
    I think rose gold was okay as a colour but too girly for me go bar, but copper seems interesting.
  14. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    Rose Gold was too girly for me too, so I was very happy that they brought this new Copper Gold to the MBA.
    The new Gold on MB seems totally ok too. At least when watching the video above.
  15. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    ah, the video above I think is

    Old Gold Macbook
    New Gold Macbook Air

    From now on the Gold Macbooks will be the airs gold colour
  16. Lioness~, Nov 30, 2018
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    Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    Ok, then I’m confused :rolleyes:
    Doesn’t look Rose Gold to me in the video.
    So wonder what version that is. Because when I looked on old MB earlier it didn’t look like that. It was Rose Gold and nothing that I felt interested in before MBA2018 o_O
    I checked website for recent colors, it looks as above. MB a bit lighter and different logo.

    Well, we’ll...I’m pleased with my MBA 2018, that’s what matters to me :)
  17. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    ha, I thought they was dropping the macbook rose gold and gold and adopting the new macbook air gold for the macbook.

    Thats what I thought anyway.
  18. lambertjohn, Nov 30, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 3, 2018

    lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    A gold computer is ugly and will have no resale value when you go to sell it. Plus, it's not a very manly color. My opinion, of course. But I wouldn't be caught dead sitting at a Starbucks with a gold-colored computer in my lap. I don't buy my computers for bling anyway; I buy them to get **** done.
  19. spook macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    If you get a laptop to get work done, why are you insecure about the colour of them, they all do the same thing.
  20. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    On the Gold MBA we get the real glorious work done. Just saying.
    It’s particular made for that.

    Regarding the manly or not.
    Will those really tough guys that are too manly for a Gold MBA not getting gold rings when they married either. Sure there are white gold too.
    Gold is class, end of discussion :D
  21. Nba188 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
    Gold color you have ?
  22. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.

    Hey OP, I don't know if you've seen the color in person, if not, I recommend you to do so. Why? Because it changes in person. I was going to get a gold MacBook Air, because it looked gorgeous. It is a new shade of gold color, and it looked more close to beige on the web. But when I saw it on the stand, on the stores, I still liked it, but not as much. Why? Because it is not rose gold, but it has a rose shade. It depends on how the light falls on the surface, it acquires a shade or another, so overall it is a nice color, but it is not the beige/latte/dessert color I was expecting.

    But, that said, if you see it in person and you like that gold, with a rose shade, and sometimes with a darker shade, then if you actually like that color, who cares what people think? I was about to buying it, I didn't care about what a man is supposed to buy (a space grey top specced MacBook Pro? ********). So, if you like that color, go ahead.

    And finally, what color did I chose? Well, back in the day, I was all about darker colours, black phones, and my iPhone is Space Gray, like my iPad. But you know what? My old MacBook Pro is silver and I like it. And when I was on the store, I was hesitating between space grey and silver... And Honestly, I was about to get the space grey one because that was the color I was expected to get (because all my Apple products were space grey) but then I realised I actually like silver color better on a Mac. Also, two things: First, space grey on MacBook Air seems clearer than other space grey Apple products, less dark, and ultimately it seems a darker silver color. And secondly, Silver is more resilient to scratches than any other color, because it is the same color underneath the surface of the aluminum.
  23. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    Of course I have the Gold, I wouldn’t ranted about it in this thread otherwise.
    It is stunning to me :)
  24. ifman macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    Here is the gold Air next to a rose-gold iPad on our back porch table (outdoor lighting).
  25. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2017
    Here’s indoor pic on MBA Gold 2018 and RoseGold iPhone SE.
    Not so fond of the phone color, but I was tired of black, and this was at least better then that ;)
    MBA Gold is very nice. Sometimes it looks like this, and sometimes more bronze.
    Depending on lightning.


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