What is your preferred colour for the 12" MB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bingeciren, Feb 9, 2016.


What is the colour of your 12" MB

  1. Silver

  2. Gold

  3. Space Gray

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bingeciren macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    I don't have a 12" MB yet. I will probably get one in the future but I can't decide between the Gold and the Space Gray.

    What is your colour choice and why?
  2. Vladislav macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2011

    haha you made me chuckle with the question WHY :) Ever heard of personal preferences and tastes?
  3. bingeciren thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    There is always an underlying reason behind personal tastes and preferences. One person I know said he preferred Silver because dents and scratches deep enough to reveal the metal underneath shows less on it because the underlying aluminum color is basically silver. Another friend said he preferred Space Gray because Gold was not masculine for him. My wife prefers Gold because it matches her phone.

    So, like I said, usually there is always a reason behind every personal choice and preference.
  4. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I have no preference, mine is used for work, it's not a fashion accessory.
  5. Jayderek macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2010
    Madison, WI
    You're a blast at parties I'm sure, maxsix...

    OP> to answer your question, I voted Silver. I've always loved this classic colors on Macs so that's what I went with for my rMB purchase. I'm very happy with it.
  6. tonedrums macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2015
    New England
    Gold IMO does look nice, but after years of silver MacBooks, I chose to purchase Space Grety!
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Gold is nice, it certainly stands out but isn't gaudy. The Space Black is good too, much darker than iPad/iPhone Space Black but not as dark as iPod touch Space Black. It's stealthy and cool-looking.
  8. iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    No offense to those who like the gold. When I bought mine, the rep asked if I'm getting gold. I just chuckled and said NO, space gray please :cool: We're anti gold anything here. The last house we bought was half way finished construction when we signed. We specifically requested the builder no gold color hardware of any kind, from door knobs to hinges.

    The space gray is sleek and stealthy.
  9. iManic macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2016
    I may be slightly biased but the sleekness of space gray combined with the thin/edgy style of the rMB gives it a super modern look. The gold has nice contrast but the gray has a James Bond aura to it.

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  10. bingeciren thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    Wow, I'm impressed with the popularity of the Space Gray.
  11. MLVC macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2015
    Maastricht, The Netherlands
  12. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    The space gray looks nice. I went with the gold. I'm obsessed with rose gold but they didn't have it so I went with the gold. LOL
  13. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I just picked up my Space Grey MacBook Yesterday! I'm in love with the way this thing looks.
  14. gregpod9 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I just ordered a refurbished a space grey 1.3 ghz/256gb from Apple.com, instead of buying new in box iPad pro. It will not replace my primary computer. My primary computer is a Mid 2014 15 RMBP i7 2.5/16/512/750m.
  15. iManic macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2016
    I also have a 15 inch RMBP i7 that is now basically my dedicated desktop. The rMB in 1.3ghz spec really is very snappy for the everyday task I use it for. As long as your not doing anything like rendering videos/pictures its more than adequate combined with the PCI Flash storage. Bringing out the 15 MBP on my lap now feels like I'm back in the stone age haha you will be very happy with the machine your picking up good choice and congrats !
    --- Post Merged, Feb 10, 2016 ---
    It really is awesome. Took a look at your sig and see you have an xps 13. I have been debating switching my surface pro 4 for an xps 13 what are your thoughts on it?
  16. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    London, UK
    Wanted to buy a Space Grey, but picked up a used Silver for a really really good price. So far the silver has grown on me, but I still prefer the SG a bit more.
  17. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    The danger with the Gold is that it changes colour quite markedly depending on the lighting of the room. Often it looks like Rose Gold. And the trackpad turns grey.
  18. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
  19. bingeciren thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    I thank everybody for contributing to this post. I wasn't aware of the overwhelming popularity of the space gray. Despite the fact that I don't have a single gold coloured item, every time I go to an Apple store I look at the 12" MBs there, the Gold stands out in the crowd and I'm drawn to it. I'm also concerned about how finger prints and smudges would show on the gray. I still remember constantly cleaning my 2006 Black Macbook.
  20. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010

    I would get Gold because it matches my phone and I'm a Male :)
  21. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Would prefer Space Gray, but there is just something weird-looking with it. The trackpad looks silver while the base looks gray. It's a weird contrast which I don't like.

    Gold looks great in photos, but under certain light conditions it turns PINK!! (Rose Gold perhaps...).

    Silver on the other hand looks great in all conditions. You really can't go wrong with it. Slightly boring though, however.

    I'm not sure which I'd pick actually. Good thing there's no Skylake version out yet, so I don't have to make a decision...
  22. tomjleeds macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I had a black MB, the year after yours, and spent a huge amount of time stressing about the smudgy finish.

    No such problems with my SG MacBook :)
  23. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
  24. iManic macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2016
    A company named colorware does custom colors/painting for Apple products and they have a big selection of colors that can be metallic/matte/gloss. They also let you select colors for different parts of the product like an all matte black body with a metallic blue Apple logo and track pad etc. I have heard the quality is top notch but the price tag is hefty
  25. Fegbert, Feb 14, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016

    Fegbert macrumors newbie


    Jan 29, 2016
    After having gone to the store several times to look at the colors and test out the keyboard, I like Silver the best.

    I went in thinking I would like Space Gray the most (I own the Space Gray iPhone), and I did at first but mostly because it's a "new" color I guess. Silver felt the most clean and timeless after multiple viewings.

    One thing that surprised me was how much I liked the Gold color, because I thought it would be really gaudy but it actually looks pretty classy in person.

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