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Which flavor rMB do you enjoy munching on?

  • Space Gray

    Votes: 63 55.8%
  • Silver

    Votes: 13 11.5%
  • Gold

    Votes: 37 32.7%

  • Total voters
    113

newellj

macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
8,126
3,030
East of Eden
Had my mind made up on silver.

Found a 1.2/512 Gold at Best Buy Monday, and bought that.

I'm really liking the gold and none of my colleagues have given me any $h!t about using a gold computer. I figure that if they do, I'll just have Odd Job toss his derby hat at them. :p
 

legioxi

macrumors 6502a
Mar 2, 2013
644
76
fair but i think a new poll is good now that its been out and most people have a had chance to play with in the store or maybe even purchase one if lucky.

I originally voted SG in the other poll. Now that I've seen gold in person, I wish I had chosen that. Tried to find one in stock at any local Best Buy but all were out of all colors.
 

destine2grow

macrumors member
Sep 15, 2014
95
41
I originally wanted gold, but I did't stay up to order and I did not want wait, so i decided to order silver and I am happy! Silver matches everything else I own so its not a big deal. I just hope it lives up to all of my expectations. So far so good.
 

vanimal

macrumors 6502a
Sep 12, 2014
650
86
Not seeing a like ANYONE who went silver lol. I know its the same old. A BB about a hour from me had a silver in stock today a 1.1/256 almost was tempted to go grab it. Even offered i could pay for it over the phone.

I figured the gas it would cost me with my Hummer H3 i could just get it expedited to my house for this Monday for $29. In SG :apple:
 

Maven1975

macrumors 6502a
Aug 24, 2008
984
222
Space Grey.

However, Silver is perfect too.

The main reason I went space grey is for vanity. I just wanted to to finally match my phone.

If Apple would sell me a silver and black iPhone, I probably would have bought silver.
 

TH3D4RKKN1GH7

macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2009
756
115
When it was first announced I was all over the gold. Then after seeing some press shots and seeing it myself in person I switched to Space Gray. I somehow ended up buying the Gold and I think I may have been right all along. It's a marvelously beautiful color way.
 

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Maven1975

macrumors 6502a
Aug 24, 2008
984
222
When it was first announced I was all over the gold. Then after seeing some press shots and seeing it myself in person I switched to Space Gray. I somehow ended up buying the Gold and I think I may have been right all along. It's a marvelously beautiful color way.

Enjoy your personal C3PO inspired MBr! :)

I had a gold Sony SVZ laptop and was told time after time it reminded people of C3PO

I decided on the Batman version this time around lulz
 

shenan1982

macrumors 68040
Nov 23, 2011
3,641
80
When it was first announced I was all over the gold. Then after seeing some press shots and seeing it myself in person I switched to Space Gray. I somehow ended up buying the Gold and I think I may have been right all along. It's a marvelously beautiful color way.

Yeah, it's so unique, I've had grey and silver laptops, and they're a dime a dozen... the gold was just so different. I upgrade every year though. Will I keep buying gold year after year? Probably not, but this one I did, and I'm loving it!

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Maybe its the voting demographic here, but clearly in popularity Gold took first place, then space gray, then silver... at least based on sales. And I highly doubt there was some major difference in the number they have been producing because they're building to order, and clearly the golds sold out way way quicker.
 

thadoggfather

macrumors P6
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
15,523
16,222
I have gold, debating whether I should go SG or not.

ugh, the gold is beautiful though. but the space grey/dark look is growing on me a lot too in some videos.

i can't make my mind up. i wonder if i would miss gold.

silver isn't in for me though, its too traditional-- but again, not bad.

this is the problem with choices :D
screen grab from detroitborgs video review
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Fineance

macrumors member
Apr 17, 2015
32
0
I am surprised to see the lack of love for the silver. I wonder if gold seems to be a popular choice because it is new. It's pretty, sure, but I would be tired of it very quickly.

The space gray looks sort of nice, but it just reminds me of a Dell/Sony and the fingerprints would drive me nuts. The only reason I have a SG phone is because of the black bezel. I would get the silver phone if I could get the black bezel too. To each, their own, I guess. Glad Apple offers the option now!
 

sookainian

macrumors regular
Feb 16, 2008
202
18
Singapore
Just wondering does the Space Grey color get scratched easily ?


As I notice my MBa 2010 in silver already get scratched pretty easily
 

Fineance

macrumors member
Apr 17, 2015
32
0
Just wondering does the Space Grey color get scratched easily ?


As I notice my MBa 2010 in silver already get scratched pretty easily

The anodizing used on the MacBooks are pretty similar in hardness. The issue with scratching on the gold or space gray is when scratches go through the anodizing layer.

Underneath the anodized color is the raw aluminum, so scratches on gold or space gray will be silver and will show much more prominently.
 

sookainian

macrumors regular
Feb 16, 2008
202
18
Singapore
The anodizing used on the MacBooks are pretty similar in hardness. The issue with scratching on the gold or space gray is when scratches go through the anodizing layer.

Underneath the anodized color is the raw aluminum, so scratches on gold or space gray will be silver and will show much more prominently.



So is it better to get silver or space grey ?


Is the silver also anodized ? as I went to the apple store earlier and notice their silver iPhone 6, when scratch is different color underneath (cant remember but its either darker or lighter silver)
 

Fineance

macrumors member
Apr 17, 2015
32
0
So is it better to get silver or space grey ?


Is the silver also anodized ? as I went to the apple store earlier and notice their silver iPhone 6, when scratch is different color underneath (cant remember but its either darker or lighter silver)

There's probably not a whole lot of difference. Get the one you like and do your best not to scratch it!
 

sookainian

macrumors regular
Feb 16, 2008
202
18
Singapore
There's probably not a whole lot of difference. Get the one you like and do your best not to scratch it!



Alright maybe I'll give the space grey a try. As I notice my old MBa the scratches/chips looks darker then the original silver itself.


But i'm wondering for space grey, what will happen to the arm rest area after using it for a year or two. Will our sweat eat in anodizing and become patchy ?
 
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