Next Gen MacBook Pro Retina in Black.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thedweb, Dec 9, 2013.

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What Color should the Next MacBook Pro Retina Be?

  1. Black

    54.3%
  2. Gold (iPhone 5s)

    9.5%
  3. Red

    5.7%
  4. Same ole Grey

    48.6%
  5. Blue

    3.8%
  1. Thedweb, Dec 9, 2013
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    Thedweb macrumors newbie

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    I think Apple should add more variety in their Macs the way they've started to with the iPhones. I just saw this MBPR 13 online, there's better shots on their fb., but now I definitely think Apple should be pushed to make their next MBPR series in black or match their iPhone 5s color options. How do you think the next gen MacBook Pros should look?

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  2. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I used to really like the Black Macbooks.

    I doubt they will make a black anodised version, the decalgirl black skins look pretty good on the silver one anyway.
     
  3. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Don't really care about the colour. Just more interested in good spec and design.
     
  4. Jack Sun macrumors member

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    Poll question is wrong, implies only one color choice. I think most would agree they should keep the standard silver but maybe ADD black or others. A better question would be: "What color rMBP would you most likely buy if available?"

    Personally I'd go with black in a heartbeat. That black rMBP in the pic is beautiful. Imagine it in lowlight with the keyboard lighting and maybe a cool black OSX theme. No question about it...
     
  5. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    agree with this,,, :cool::cool:
     
  6. Montymitch macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't want a black notebook since it'll show every spec of dust and dirt and fingerprints.
    A darker, (space grey?), machine would really look nice, and I'd want to scratch up the edges to give it a battle-worn look with a nice patina.
    Of course, I'd never do that in reality since I rely on resale values, but it would look cool.
    Macs are presently anodized the exact same color as raw aluminum so that when they get scratched, you can't see it. Dust doesn't show up, the matte finish hides finger prints, etc. It's all very calculated to keep the machine very lust-worthy even after years of use.
     
  7. Sicutz macrumors member

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    A MacBook Pro Retina is a premium product, so I want premium quality.

    The black MacBook don´t look premium, it looks like a 400 bucks Acer or something like that.


    But if Apple create a perfect black MacBook, I think I want to buy it.



    (Voted for black)
     
  8. Thedweb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Sicutz I think black is premium. Usually when something is offered with a black alternative the black is usually the premium model. I'm not sure what you mean by perfect black though? The first shot was blurry so I snagged more shots from their facebook. What about a Gun Metal Black? or even better a polished Black?

    @MontyMitch you're right the silver does give it that protection and makes small imperfections go under the radar. The ano is supposed to be scratch resistant I think we all saw what happened with the Black iPhone 5 when it first came out SMH. The patina finish sounds slick though. A brushed finished my look nice too.

    @GavMack I really think they'll come out with a black model of a rMBP system at some point. I remember back in 05 they came out with the black MacBook Classic, they charged like $500 more but it was sick and I saw a lot of them. And the fact that they've started offering different colors with the phones leads me to believe Apple is looking down that direction. They always test out what they're going to do with other systems before fully incorporating it. I don't think they'll ever go down the multi color route but they've done black in the past and I see them doing it again.
     

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    i cant breath


    "honey, look! my new 3000 dollar laptop matches the persian carpets"
     
  11. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    Ya but Rudolph would like it.
     
  12. Montymitch macrumors regular

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    You could place some green holly stickers around the apple come christmas time.
     
  13. undesign macrumors regular

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    My god that looks ghetto.
     
  14. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    gold plating actually has practical benefits (cost aside)

    i think this is the real reason you would get it gold plated
     
  15. red321red321 macrumors regular

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    This is Mike Tyson's laptop
     
  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Black looks too dark and doesn't appear good with black keys.
     
  17. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    Good thing Apple's been conditioning everybody for Space Grey.

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  18. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Call me cray, but I have always liked red anodized aluminum... I was hoping Apple would consider a Product Red iPhone or iPod Touch with the anodized aluminum.
     
  19. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    apple probably won't bother because any little scratch would have fanboys returning their laptops. too $$$
     
  20. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    I don't like the black because it gets scratched.

    I would prefer the same color but in the design of the iPhone 5s White.

    I think the iPad pro would be great within the iPhone format
     
  21. edfoo macrumors regular

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    I don't quite understand you there. Do you like black MacBook or not?

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    Yeah, right, like making it a >5kg laptop :p
     
  22. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i think they just use a thin sheet of gold :D
     
  23. edfoo macrumors regular

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    Only thin sheet? Is Apple trying to insult the Shikh of Saudi Arabia? :p
     
  24. Thedweb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure it would just be the same aluminum body but just plated.
     

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