White or Black?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nexrus, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Nexrus macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the market for a new mac and can't decide between the white or black. Obviously the major difference is the price and specs... but can someone tell me if the outside is made of same material? I stronly prefer black as a color but my friend has a black one and it attracts fingerprints, smudge, etc. I think its the type of material that its made of... so basically Im asking which is easier to keep clean (I know its supid to base my decision on which on will be cleaner but it is an important aspect for me)
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    they are both the same material from what i understand... i'd also guess that white would be harder to keep clean than black but i have a mbp so can't really give too much insight into that
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I've owned both. They are both made of plastic, and I preferred the white because it was actually easier to keep clean than the black.

    However, what everyone on here is going to tell you is that there have been a million threads on this topic and that its a matter of personal choice. :)
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the white MacBook is cheaper and you can upgrade it while still be paying less than the black.
     
  5. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Going by aesthetics, my vote goes to the whitebook. When I got mine I had wanted the blackbook, but couldn't justify the extra expense, but the whitebook has grown on me a lot.
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    i would have gotten a blackbook like a lot of my friends, but spending the extra money just for the black color and a minute upgrade, wasn't worth it to be and i couldn't really afford it at the time (my money used to buy it). i love the white though and you can't go wrong with it at all!
     
  7. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    my white macbook stays pretty clean. i don't know about black though.
     
  8. freakinandre macrumors newbie

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    i have a blackbook and it does attract fingerprints easily. but it's just a matter of wiping it with the included cloth and your good as new.
     
  9. x5Starsx macrumors newbie

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    I was initially in love with the whitebook, I love white electronics I also switched to T-Mobile because I wanted a blackberry, I got the white one. I got a white sony vaio laptop, etc. Then for whatever reason I changed my mind, I HAD to have the blackbook instead. I hadn't really gotten a good look at it even until I watched the movie I Know Who Killed Me oddly enough. That did it for me!
     
  10. Buttercookie macrumors member

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    I have both and the Black one shows more fingerprints, but a quick wipe with a soft cloth solves that.
     
  11. x5Starsx macrumors newbie

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    What made you get both?
     

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