White or Black?

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  1. macgirl82mjn macrumors member

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    I know this has been brought up before but the posts are old and I'm curious if apple has fixed the issue since;
    I'm worried about getting a white mac book that discolors and looks yucky really fast. or in even a year. I think this was an issue with the plastic.

    White or Black, what's better?
     
  2. notdarkyet macrumors newbie

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    Almost everyone's going to tell you that the white shows scratches more easily, while the black is a 'fingerprint magnet'. The black shows dust more, but is less likely to look stained, and you'll have to clean it less often in order for it to look immaculate (besides fingerprints).
    IMHO, I'd go for black, but it's definitely a personal preference. I'd say the black would wear better over time.
     
  3. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Just get the one u like and buy and invisible shield for it or some other variation. will always look good then.
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Just HOW OLD are the posts you supposedly read?

    Personal preference. White shows scratches, Black shows fingerprints. Same in every thread started.
     
  5. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    I have a white one (nearly 2 years old) and no problems with scratches but I prefer white over black.
     
  6. JerryB macrumors newbie

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    My personal preference is for the black, but I really think the most important thing is to get a package of disposable cleaning cloths and some screen cleaning spray. Regular use of those materials will go a long way to preserving the looks and usability of either the white or black.

    Jerry
     
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  8. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Oh ok. That makes sense. (sarcasm)

    Get whatever one you like the best. There is no right or wrong answer.
     
  9. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    chances are that you will have to replace the palmrest due to it cracking before it has time to discolor.
     
  10. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I have 4 friends who have had Macbook for years and I had a second gen one. They never did that. I know some have had that problem, but many haven't. Lets don't use scare tactics. Plus if it happens Apple is good about fixing it.
     
  11. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. Didn't mean to scare anyone. Just a little sarcasm.

    Getting that replaced was so quick and painless I only had time to spend about a hundred bucks in the store.
     
  12. caribiner23 macrumors regular

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    The palmrest area on the white MacBook is very easily cleaned with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I use one about once every other month and my MacBook looks almost brand new after 2 years.

    But as others pointed out, it's all in what your personal preference is.
     
  13. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

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    NO it's not about personal preference. Black is better! Why? Because I said so! :rolleyes:

    If you can, go to an Apple Store and see which one you like best.
     
  14. electronique macrumors 6502

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    I would loce a Black Aluminium MacBook..
    Im not a Mac owner yet, but soon!! I can wait another few months.

    Pleeeease dont make them plain aluminium.
     
  15. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    I'd probably wait and get a silver one in a month!

    To answer your question..... I have a white MB which gets dirty very quickly but scrubbing with a white eraser returns the new white look!
     

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