Space Grey MacBook Owners

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by enrincon89, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. enrincon89 macrumors member

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    How is the Space Grey color on the MacBook holding up after 6 months to a year ?
     
  2. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Had mine 2 years (in a couple of weeks), and not a single blemish. Whilst I'm careful with it, I definitely don't treat it like my first born. Same with my Space Grey iPhones/iPads though.
     
  3. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    Same as andy9l. Still in great shape minus a few scratches near the USB-C port from me trying to plug it up in next to no light conditions.
     
  4. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    Mine is just under two years and fairly heavily used. I've managed to avoid any dents or scratches even with the sometimes rough train trip to and from work, but the grey finish is starting to thin a little in parts - mostly on the bottom. It's actually doing better than I thought it would.
     
  5. MyopicPaideia, Mar 23, 2017
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    MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Similar results here! Mine is heavily used, it is my sole professional machine, and travels all over the place every day. Finish is still excellent, even though it is showing a little wear around the port, the finish itself is holding up very well. Don't notice any thinness or fading to it at all.

    All my clients still comment on how sexy a machine it is - and how good my eyesight must be - I run it at the modified 1680x1050 resolution :D
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    How are you able to get that resolution? is it available natively on OSX or do you need some external software?
     
  7. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    This thread is all you need for achieving the default 15" MBP resolution ;)
     
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Excellent, thanks!
     
  9. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    Looks great, no issues. I am pretty particular about how it is handled though.
     
  10. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    I have some defects in the anodized layer at the sharp edges. My MB is now 10months old
     

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  11. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    A lot of use and a lot of travel.
    Still doing remarkably well. Not as good as I hoped, but better than expected. ;)
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  12. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    You guys see any wear and tear around the USB-C port? I have the MacBook Pro and a little concerned that the edges around the port are rounding off some. Hope I'm not hijacking the thread but seemed like it might fit in.
     
  13. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Yes some minor wear just on the leading edges. Nothing I am concerned about.
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  14. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Mine still looks good albeit with a few minor dings here and there.
     
  15. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    Having had the space grey for almost two years, I plan on switching to a silver machine next round. Just preference.
     
  16. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    It would be great if they came out with a matte black version ;)
     
  17. Aenygma22 macrumors newbie

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    Mine is perfect (2015).
    Probably better than when I first got it since it is all waxed with a product made for that.

    No wear around USB-C port either. I am very careful when I plug things in. A trick I use is to start them at a very slight angle so I don't scrape an edge.
     
  18. archi_130w1 macrumors member

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    Same thing for me. I picked up a used 2016 m7 back in September and the finish has held up excellently.
     
  19. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    Aside from being a fingerprint magnet, mine is still perfect.
     
  20. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    12 months later and not a single scratch (Apart from the underside where I don't care), despite heavy use.
     
  21. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    I have had mine for 6 months now. Pristine condition, however my space bar got stuck a couple of times but it hasn't done that recently. Like others, I don't type hard and when I plug the usb-c in I am careful.
     
  22. Rivanov macrumors regular

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    Mine still looks perfect after one year of use.
     

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