Strictly Design: Macbook vs. Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zer0tails, Oct 26, 2008.

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which has the better design?

  1. Macbook

    20 vote(s)
    40.8%
  2. Macbook Air

    29 vote(s)
    59.2%
  1. zer0tails macrumors 65816

    zer0tails

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    As the title says, please vote for which design you think is the nicest. Try not to let price or specs sway your decision.

    It's strictly a battle of who's prettier. :)
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I like the look of the new MB, the black bezel really makes the screen pop.
     
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    MBA is the prettiest notebook hands down. Though the macbook is gorgeous.
     
  4. tom burns macrumors member

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  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    The MBA.

    I think the mix of aluminium with black is too much on the MBs and MBPs. With the MBA, the black adds a small touch of contrast to a really classy, yet technical looking aluminium design.

    On the MB and MBP, Ives apparently forgot the definition of subtlety.
     
  6. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    While many people are really upset about the aluminium-black colour combination, I'm digging it thoroughly. I mean, I simply love it. Therefore I think the MacBook Air lacks some oomph, being mostly aluminium. The metal bezel around the screen is just... I don't know... so 2008. Let's move on to tomorrow, shall we?

    Also, with all the round edges and the non-horizontal lines, the Air looks just a tad too much like a toy to me.
     
  7. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a big fan of the tapered shape of the MBA either. I love the screen and black bezel of the new MacBook, and the button-less trackpad.
     
  8. kitch95 macrumors regular

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    Macbbok

    Im going to vote macbook because of the bezles the macbooks black one is way cooler than the mbas aluminium one:apple:
     
  9. MacJenn macrumors regular

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    Anyone with any objectivity will say the Air looks a lot better. People most of the time vote for what they got so they are biased. I'm not. I got a new 2.4 Macbook (which I'm taking back--hate it--getting the Pro). While I know the Macbook and the Macbook Pro look similar the black keys on aluminum does make it look like a Toshiba and other PC's. It is ugly compared to the blackbook and old Pro in my opinion. I will still return my new 2.4 ripoffbook and get the Pro eventhough it looks like a PC. All my friends thinks so too.
     
  10. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    some great responses, let's keep this going. :) I own neither notebook, so i'll play devil's advocate and chime in.

    there is some criticism that the macbook has too much black, but it does have a thinner bezel than the macbook air.


    the macbook looks like the tiBook, and thus is a very retro designed looking laptop.
     
  11. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    The macbook air is a beautiful machine, even though I'm getting the new macbook or macbook pro, If I didn't need the power I'd definitely get an Air.
     

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