White vs Black (I know, I know, but now the black is different)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluedoggiant, Mar 5, 2008.

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White or Black MacBook?

  1. Glossy White

    25 vote(s)
    46.3%
  2. Matte Black

    29 vote(s)
    53.7%
  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    So now you're thinking, "omfg, why dont people ever stop making threads like this."

    But now, apparently the new blackbooks dont get fingerprints, so if the new blackbooks are like fingerprint free, would you get white or black? and why, just thought a neat way for people to say and protect their opinions, answer the poll!!
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    black, i was going to get the black one but then chose the white, but now i kinda regret it, looks better in black in my opinion
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I wanted the White MB...

    but they didn't have my configurations on the day of the release, so they offered me the BlackBook 2.4 250GB 4GBSDRAM, NO additional charge. I notice that the BlackBook tends to pick-up the oil in my hands and fingertips, but they are easily removed with the cloth that comes with the new BlackBook. I've never seen something like that before except with my iPhone. Has that been confirmed that the BlackBook is a different case? :confused:
     
  4. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    so which did you pick, i love the whitebook, but just because we just got a family macbook thats white i guess, i actually really like the blackbook, but now its falling off me.
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    YES!!! weird, i heard instead of apple painting the macbook black, in the penryn models, the plastic is black.
     
  6. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    tbh i really dont think it does.. as others have said apple would have stated this, saying new "stronger" or "looks better" or something macbook.
     
  7. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    I ended up with the white one
     
  8. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    If anything, he just said that his Blackbook still has the fingerprint problems so I don't know why you're (the OP) still so excited.

    Anyway, either way, you are still paying the premium for the colour. If you really care about the looks, consider the fact that more people will mistake your Macbook for a cheap laptop from another manufacturer if you get the black one compared to the white one.

    White laptop just screams Apple. Black ones do not.
     
  9. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Let me tell you a story:

    Walking down the streets on Annapolis from the Naval Academy, I looked in through one of the windows on the street, and there was a party in this townhouse, god damn did a black macbook just pop out at me, my head stopped as my body kept walking, and i fell:p

    jk, but the black macbook really caught my eyes in a room full of people, true story it actually happened on saturday, i was at the naval academy cuz i had a swim meet, i live in MD.
     
  10. priller macrumors regular

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    That's one of the reasons I don't like the black macbook. Even if they were the same price I'd still buy white.
     
  11. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Great story. No, really :p

    I'm surprised they still let people on the Yard...since apparently they never let the mids off on liberty anymore. New supe's a hardass from what I've heard.
     
  12. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no lmao, you made my day by that, i was in the streets of Annapolis, i clearly said that in my story, so it was like town houses, and the houses were weird, so right on the sidewalk was a window into somebody's house, i looked into the window as i was walking, and kinda stopped when i saw the black MB:p.
     
  13. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

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    bottom line is prefference. The black books show finger oils (trackpad yuck!) much easier and may or may not show fingerprints (give it a week man lol). The whitebooks collect hand dirt like a ...a....dirt collector? Basically. it comes down to what color do i like the most? I would personally buy a MBP to avoid the two options above becasue aluminum is dead sexy.
     
  14. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Haha, thats not my option, I already have a powerhorse sexy Al iMac for work, no need for an MBP, just if the macbooks get aluminum.
     
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    I think that it just looks so much more like a Mac in white :D I love everything in black usually, but when it comes down to the Mac I think the white gives it that "clean" and "neat" look. Not to mention the price difference XD
     
  17. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    What's odd to me is that I just got my first black MacBook Tuesday early afternoon and I have used it a lot and yet I haven't seen any smudges or such. This is not a new one either, it is a 2.2 gig refurb. Yet this baby looks brand spanking new!
    I would think from all that I read on this I would see smudges at first touch, yet so far nothing!
    Im a happy camper with this unit! :)
     
  18. GirthP macrumors regular

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    The blackbook looks nothing like a "normal pc laptop". Don't kid yourself.

    I'd always get the Black one.

    Buy what you like and can afford. Is this really that hard to figure out?
     
  19. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, they are both beautiful colors and finishes, how the f*** am i supposed to know which to pick :p

    I am really stuck here, but the main purpose of this thread was to see people's opinions
     
  20. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Well your gonna get both responses as many bought white or black and they that bought them love em!
    Me I love my white iMAC and was really hesitant on getting a black macbook. I got such a good deal on a refurb I got the black one and took a chance and man I just Love it also. They both look great! Still can't make up your mind? Then toss a coin--))) Either way you'll love it and they both do the same thing! Just buy it. No one else can do your thinking for ya. Buy what feels right for YOU and forget what others think.

    Just my 2 cents--))) Either way best of luck in which ever one you pick. ;)
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I had a core duo whitebook and now have a SR blackbook and I like the black much more. The white gets dirty and stains way too easily, while the fingerprints on the black come off easily.
     
  22. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Well, when I was making my decision, I really really wanted the Blackbook, because from pictures and such, I really liked the black colour moreso than the white..But because I'm in High School and not made of money, I chose to not pay the black tax, and got the low-end white model. A few days after I got my computer, I visited Western Michigan for a tour and a hang out with my friend Alex (Who also has a Macbook :) Non-SR, though), and in one of the hallways, there was a girl with a black macbook. Being the creep I am, I just kind got in really close to this person I don't know's laptop and looked it over. I decided I was glad I got the white, and still am, though, I probably should've went for the mid-model. I'm not one to fret, though, and I love my computer, so, it makes no difference to me :D Can't wait for my Macbook Pro for college, though. Berklee College of Music for the win!

    Edit: Wait, I'm confused by the poll...Do the Blackbooks have Matte screens now?
     
  23. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    white has a glossy finish, black has a matte finish, which is why it costs more.
     
  24. Muzzway macrumors regular

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    I would've gotten black were it the same price as white; honestly, white seems kind of tacky to me. :eek:
     
  25. HoldFastHope macrumors 6502

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    I'm voting white, even though I haven't seen the new BlackBooks so I can't vouch for the new plastic.

    I've heard that the trackpad is the same, and will look shiny eventually. Assuming my black ipod has the same trackpad, it does look kinda crap after a while.

    Mine will be in a case most of the time, so I think scratches are a non issue.
     

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