Space Gray rMBP or Silver ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by augustya, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    What do you guys think would you go for ? the Space Gray Colour or the Silver rMBP ? which looks chic ? I am confused !! I have got suggestions Space Gray Looks elegant but I feel Silver looks more classy and timeless even 5 years down the line it won't look bad. Don't know so much about Space Gray. What do you guys suggest ?
  2. nikguitar macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Would check them out in store and decide

  3. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    I think me too ! Seeing them in person makes a lot of difference but from the looks of it. It looks a tight clincher. I am fixated on Silver but I am also slowly getting inclined towards Space Gray.
  4. bethpapa74 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2015
    Me too
  5. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    You are right the Silver is timeless the space gray will end up like the black
  6. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    Few things I'm considering myself:

    - I like the darker MacBook 12" in the stores, but I'm worried it's more because it's different and that I'd get bored with it after a while.
    - After using a silver MacBook Air for years, I think that's the safer and more timeless color. I'll be using the new one for many years to come as well, and don't want to take the risk, especially with this new price point.
    - I prefer the contrast between the black bezels / keyboard and the lighter casing on the MBP.
    - Silver matches many of my silver gadgets, like the Magic Keyboard and (older, all silver) trackpad.
    - I read in some reviews that the Space Gray version picks up smudges way more easily.
    - I never worry about scratching the MBA, since they won't show as much (not sure how much of an issue that is with the Space Gray though).
  7. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    not mbp though, bought the macbook core m3 in space grey, returned it for the silver core m5. the silver is timeless. space grey becomes dull and boring after 2-3 days of my usage. it felt not black enough, just dull. meanwhile the contrast in keyboard and the silver macbook is awesome.
  8. Baldrake macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2012
    Great White North
    I don't think you can go wrong - they both look great!
  9. augustya thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    You mean the contrast between black bezels and silver body right ?

    Ummmm....Well in my case in any case I am gonna have a cover put on the Mac so don't know how smudges would appear on the body.

    But nevertheless very good points. Worth considering...
  10. jimbooba macrumors newbie


    Mar 15, 2016
    I ordered my first MacBook ever and it's a silver one. The space gray option looks like something HP uses.
  11. Barnfather macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2009
    All the reports I read talk about how cool the space-grey looks on the MBP, although people are right in saying that silver is 'timeless'. It just comes down to taste I guess.

    For a little while, there will be an added 'attractiveness' factor - if thats what you are into - in having space grey, as it will be obvious to anyone that it is the new MBP. Won't bother me much, unless someone is sniffing around my kitchen, but for some who travel there may be a little buzz about the show-off factor :)
  12. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    If you never owned silver, then get silver first. If you owned silver before or want to stand out a little more from the crowd since almost every MB I see is silver, then change it up for space gray.

    Silver would be my first choice if I never owned it in that color yet. But if you have, then sorta color code and differentiate your MacBook. Similar to when buying your second car. Do you really want it to be the same color as your first?
  13. jimbooba macrumors newbie


    Mar 15, 2016
    If I look at the results of this poll then I guess the silver one will be exotic soon.

    I am unsure if that's a good or a bad thing with regard to the resale value.
  14. Gudi macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2013
    Berlin, Berlin
    Silver is overused. Space Gray blends in with the black keys, feeds, bezels for a better more uniform look.
  15. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Another thread on color vs color haha. As I said in another thread, Space Gray wins this question at around 75% every time. You'll have the novelty of the silver MacBook that will always entice a select few, but 3 out of 4 people on average will want the Space Gray. It's just a cleaner look overall, and fresh.
  16. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2016
    I ordered it in space grey and bought a louis vuitton messenger bag to put it in :D
  17. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I believe the color switchers outnumber the platform switchers which tend to be loyal to a specific brand. I think it is human nature to switch things up. When people buy cars , houses, or wear clothing , does it always have to be the same color?

    If you eat at your favorite restaurant ordering your favorite food for a month straight , of course it won't be your favorite anymore and would get sick to your stomach repeatedly eating the same food everyday for a month.

    I like both color options. Just change things up but you really can't go wrong with both. Silver is classic but more common. Space gray is a little more different and less common but may show dust and smudges easier. Just color switch to spice things up.
  18. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    The space grey looks amazing in person. It's so sleek and elegant and I love the way the gray pops with the black keyboard. I do wish Apple offered the MBP in Gold as I might have gone that route.
  19. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    Went for space grey too, fancied a change from silver and it looked better on the site.
  20. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2008
    It's a no brainer for me. Go dark. Less light glare off dark surfaces. For your eyes it's best to go dark. Anyhow, I think the dark machine will probably hold better value for resale.
  21. maka344 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    Space grey USB just stunning. I had silver with my 14 MPB and it's been around for a long time. SG stands out nicely.
  22. sgript macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2016
    Ordered silver, still leaning towards it to be honest. They've killed off Space Gray in iPhones so if it was to go darker I would have preferred a complete matte black, and my OCD will kill me with the smudges.
  23. ghanwani, Oct 30, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016

    ghanwani macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    I ordered space gray, but I'm considering canceling it and switching to silver. I saw the space gray one and it tends to show smudges and fingerprints more easily. They didn't have a silver one on display, but when I looked at the rMB silver there were no fingerprints other than on the shiny logo.

    Because space gray is a new color, silver looks boring. It's hard to make up my mind.
  24. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2011
    I'd say look them over in the store if you can. Nothing like seeing them up close to help you decide.
  25. JJayguy23 macrumors member


    Jun 28, 2006
    I'd get the space gray, because who wants to be like everybody else?

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