white ones chosen why

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adityaraj, May 17, 2007.

  1. adityaraj macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2007
    why do people choose white macbook more than black macbook?
    all videos in youtube except for 1 or 2 all are white.
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    :confused: Because the black one costs $200 more just for the color.
  3. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    it's DEFINITELY racist, I think.

    (OK, not really, probably the cost)
  4. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    1. Lower Price
    2. Meet's their needs
    3. Black doesn't appeal to them
    4. White fits Apple's image better than black
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i got a white one because i didn't want to pay the $150 tax for the black one, and because it matches everything else i have, like my iMac and such.
  6. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    Also, white is traditional Apple. Many people like it for the immediate recognition. Black might look like just another PC.
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I only lick white computers. :eek:

    Seriously... :rolleyes: It's cheaper, perhaps they like white, perhaps they think it looks distinctive. If the next computer I get is in one of the plastic designs by Apple, I'll probably go for white again.
  8. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Except for the decade or so of Black PowerBooks...
  9. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    PowerBooks would correspond to the MBP. I was speaking of the iBook to MacBook transformation. There have also been very few (if any) White notebooks that were not made by Apple.

    "A white notebook is probably an Apple" =! "Apple only makes white notebooks"

  10. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Do white macbooks taste better than black ones? And, perhaps most importantly, will Santa Rosa improve the taste of the MBPs when they come out? :D
  11. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2005
    the Netherlands
    I can definitely see people buying a black one just to differentiate it. There's so many white ones out there, I'd be afraid to take the wrong one accidentally. Thank god, I have an iBook :p

    Of course a sticker would achieve the same effect.

  12. imMAColata macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Black is quite expensive, also its possibly emo as well ^^

    I just ordered the lowest model, white w/o dvd burner. The colour is irrelevant really, but the price isn't.

    Also most maccessorices are white, cables etc.
  13. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    Personally I went with the middle White MacBook because I preferred the white to the black. Saying that though, even if I liked the black as well I wouldn't have wanted to have paid the extra money just for the colour.
  14. Jouten macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2007
    Why White?

    I bought my White Macbook for distinction, it matches my iPod and most of all...It doesn't show all the fingerprints and oily smudges as easy.

    When my girlfriend and I go out to an WiFi cafe and she pulls out her Dell laptop, no one notices. When I pull out my white macbook, people look and come over and want to see what it is. I think the white macbooks have the overall sex appeal to them I guess. I don't know...;)
  15. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    that actually turns me off; i don't like attention being drawn to me. call me old-fashioned. i did, however, choose white b/c it was cheaper and i really did think it looked better. it'd be nice to have a black one to go with it, though.
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Well, the taste really improved after they got rid of the extra thermal paste... it just somehow... sticks to the roof of your mouth.
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    My ancient white G4 iBook still gets me noticed!

    Too bad I'm married!
  18. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    The white model appealed to me more and has that "slick" Apple look.. also I saved some money on my car insurance by switching to Geico, haha.
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mine constantly too. I just tell them it matches my (also shockingly pale) girlfriend. :p
  20. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    it's good that you're married, because it's the ibook that gets noticed. ;)
  21. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    graphite clamshell
    • whitebook is only a thousand bucks (education discount)
    • don't need a DVD burner
    • Apple's hard drive prices are absurd
    • the Macbook has the easiest-to-replace hard drive of any laptop on the market
    • fingerprints suck
    • matches the Mighty Mouse
    • chicks dig it
    I will probably swap out the hard drive this winter. Only the best for my Leopard!
  22. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2006
    McKinney, TX
    For me....

    • no one but Apple makes a white one (all PC companies used black until silver became the newest fad)
    • Why spend an extra $200 for a larger hdd and a different color?
    • Mac accessories (mighty mouse, magsafe adapter, etc) are white
    • White just looked cleaner (in my opinion) and I always get compliments on it cause it stands out.
  23. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    a. It doesn't look like a PC
    b. It doesn't look like a PC
    c. It doesn't look like a PC

  24. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    BTW Compaq, BenQ and Asus have all recently made white laptops. They've fooled me once or twice for about 1 second.

    I have white. No way would I pay more for a different color. I do spend more time trying to keep my white MB clean, but that might be why it's the first computer I've ever had that still looks new after a year.
  25. filmgirl macrumors regular


    May 16, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Sony and Fujitsu have had white models out in the past too (and Sony's with a plastic casing may have even preceded the original iBook).

    I really, really want a black MB...I mean, I really want it to be black -- but at the same time, I HATE paying money for a freaking color (and I'm a student and on a budget and so it's leaving me very Sophie's Choice). I have a Black 60 GB iPod, so I want it for matching purposes, but I also just love the look. My media rig (PC) is piano black high gloss, so the MB would match everything. Still...paying for a color kills me. I'm have tempted to just get a white one, some really nice acrylic spray paint and tape it off and paint the damn thing myself -- a la Colorworks, but I doubt I'll do that.

    I think it's messed up that they are still charging a premium for a freaking color, after a year -- I mean, they didn't do that with the iPod.

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