Return of the Black MacBook!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aaronhead14, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just me or was the Black MacBook one of the coolest Apple products ever to be made? I vote Apple should bring them back with the new Unibody design that the current White MacBook has! Who's with me? :)
     
  2. Jonnyfive macrumors regular

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    I agree it was sharp and unique. Also being the highest end at the time, it made that statement loud and clear.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It would be cool if they brought it back, although I wouldn't like it being glossy like the current white MB is.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I bought one in Aprilof 2008. I decided to sell it that same year in August because I owned too many Macs, I owned everything current minus the Mini.
    I was able to get the exact selling price for the black MB in August on eBay.

    Last month I bought another one from someone on Craigslist and haven't regretted that since! My god it's a great machine. I use it more than I do my MBP, my only other computer now. The MB has 4GB ram and a 320GB HD. I wanted to get it because the new MBs don't have firewire ports.

    Somewhere in the old Mac setup thread is a photo of that old black MacBook sitting next to the MacPro octo core I bought that summer.
     
  5. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

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    I personally have never been a fan of the black Macbook although I know many people are and that it would be nice to have colours like in the old iMacs....
     
  6. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    yes the blackbooks were great def the best mac i have ever owned and its still in daily use its a 2006 2.0ghz C2D 2gb Ram and a 120gb hdd that my wife now uses every day. i love my MBP but that was a great machine took it with me everywhere through college and the travelling after i graduated.

    if they bring it back i know ill buy one! :D
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Does anyone here still bring the black MB around with you?
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I take my black Santa Rosa 2.2 c2d down to Starbucks sometimes. It's the coolest looking laptop I've ever seen and chicks dig it.;)
     
  9. Emily91 macrumors newbie

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    I still use my mid-2007 black MacBook. It is great! I use it for everything, take it to uni and love it.
     
  10. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    I'm still using mine right now, 2.4 Ghz latest black MacBook. I agree with the others. This thing is still sexy and also the best lookin' Mac out there to date IMO!

    Yesterday I found the same exact brand new model that I bought for my dad couple years back but he ended up never even take a look at it!

    OMG this thing is historical now
     
  11. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I want one! :p
    I was considering buying one from ebay but that would be as a second machine (since its gpu is... ehm.. gma crapsomthin). But I don't like the idea of a second hand laptop (especially one that's 2years old or more). Not only it will have no warranty, but there's also the "ew" factor.:p
     
  12. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Or the old G3 iBooks. They looked pretty cool back then and even today.

    My early 08 Blackbook is my main machine until I upgrade to a Pro later on this year. I currently take it everywhere with me and even when I get the Pro it'll still go everywhere with me.
     
  13. molala macrumors 6502a

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    There is a rumor thread about Apple trying to make a black MBA and MBP but powder coating didn't work so it won't be sometime soon.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1173894

    I still use an early 2008 black book but would really like something lighter and thinner as I cycle/walk with mine to work. Otherwise, it's great. Still does everything I need.
     
  14. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Bahahahah!
     
  15. laptoplover2 macrumors member

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    Well... it's a little late for this

    Well a little late for this.

    I think that they should actually bring back the MacBook all together. For $899 you could get the unibody White MacBook, with some upgraded specs, face time camera, thunderbolt, what not.

    And then for $999 they should introduce an iPad-Black version that has some slightly better specs. That would be awesome.
     
  16. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    I too think that the macbook should come back... It feels weird without it.

    Doesn't matter if its black or white :cool:
     
  17. MacBH928 macrumors 68030

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    I personally wish the colorful ibooks from 1999 would come back , those were damn beautiful
     
  18. kaydot macrumors regular

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    I also loved the black macbook. But what I didn't love was the silly price premium it had. If I recall correctly, it was $100 more for the black macbook at same specs. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember when I was shopping.
     
  19. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is Alluminum now, not colors as it once was

    BTW, there is a company out there that paints any mac, including macbooks, they can make your current one black, or even orange, its up to you
     

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