I could care less about the bigger hard drive in the black model, but I will get it if it turns out to stay cleaner. Basically, which will show less wear and tear: a white or black macbook? It will be used around the house and travel to and from school in a laptop bag. What I'm trying to prevent is seeing fingerprint smudges, light scratches(highly unlikely it will get any) and/or stains. Sometimes I notice big sploches on mac touchpads...looks like greasy fingers... I'm guess the white wouldn't shwo too much of that, though.