- May 30, 2013
Can someone please explain to me why there is no black MacBook ? Something like we already had. And the white one? How can a company this size have such a miniature product selection?
You forgot pinkI like the fact that there's limited choice! I was looking at a Lenovo desktop and I could download a sheet with all the configurations. Let me tell you, 4000+ lines to run through is no fun. And B+W are so 20th century. It's all silver or metal grey these days
The Black MacBook was plastic and didn't wear/age well. If you really wan't black then you could get a topcase or vinyl wrap it.Can someone please explain to me why there is no black MacBook ? Something like we already had. And the white one? How can a company this size have such a miniature product selection?
No demand for it. Sales are good so Apple see's no reason to change their line up. Also, a smaller line up means less problems, and more money in their pocket.Can someone please explain to me why there is no black MacBook ? Something like we already had. And the white one? How can a company this size have such a miniature product selection?
I believe they have refined their use of metallic color to reliably produce such a shade. Hopefully one day soon.
I get what you are saying, but they market these things as long lasting and high end.With that said, my mint late 2008 unibody will soon enough be rendered useless as El Capitan is the highest supported OS. So yeah, it lasted a while but I feel most of these machines will pass from the original owners to second hand owners fast enough, and while I like the unibody design, I feel that if they released a machine like the original MB 4,1 or 5,2 they had replaceable top cases so they worn parts can be replaced. This just shows that these are not truly designed to be long lasting machine due to limitations on repairs. Thats how I feel about it anyways.Although the materials some of the other manufactures use, Dell, Lenovo, especially the soft rubberized black material, it does not age well. Within a short time it starts peeling away. I don't like resting my palms on metal, but at the same time I can appreciate it more then a $2k/3k Dell Latitude or X1 Carbon that has the material wearing off after the first year.
EDIT: And Space grey has to be the nicest looking color.
I like the vinyl wraps. I got a plastic hard shell one for my girlfriends MacBook, it looks okay, and offers protection for sure, just adds to the thickness. My kids got wraps from decalgirl.com and those look great with the matching wallpaper.Just get one another color and put a black wrap on it. Or a blue one, or green, or orange, leather, .....
I'm with you on that. Imagine MacBooks in those colors? They wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves... plus it would open a whole lot of MacBooks for the used market.I actually think it could be a really cool idea once Apple moves to ARM chips. Not just black but moving back to poly carbonate in multiple colors. Something to compete with Chromebooks and get Apple back in the education space. Think iPhone 4c but for MacBooks.
I really doubt they are going to leave the plain MacBook branding to waste after discontinuing the 12” MB. But who knows.
I agree. I think entry level ARM Macbooks meant to compete with Chromebooks that come in crazy colors would be incredibly popular with high schoolers and college students. Or just anyone who wanted a cheaper Mac that had some flair.I'm with you on that. Imagine MacBooks in those colors? They wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves... plus it would open a whole lot of MacBooks for the used market.
If they could do a really high quality plastic/polycarbonite/whatever I'd be on board for it for the weight and durability. I'd be surprised if the materials hadn't gotten better since the days of those black (and white) MacBooks.Black anodized things have a bad problem with scratching and showing fingerprints (my black Razer laptop looks very smudgy unless you wipe it down regularly), so I think Apple has intentionally decided to go with a bit of a lighter color to try and avoid some of this. Maybe if they could come up with some kind of other material or coating (similar to the Jet Black iPhone a while back) then it could work.
I don't see them going back to a plastic and polycarbonate portable again, and for the record those black MacBooks had terrible problems with the plastic on the wrist rest cracking.