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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hey guys. Sorry if this has already been posted, i tried a search but couldnt find anything of the sort.

Ive sold my G5 Imac on ebay, and i will be buying a new macbook...but i cant decide on a black or white one!!!! I've obviously seen the discoloration on the palm rests on the white ones, but ive also heard that the black ones are a pain to keep clean.

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Michael Jackson asked the same question. He ultimately chose white.

Honestly I would have to see them both up close. I have seen a black one in person but didn't get close look. I would go with black though. Just something out of the norm.
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But then if you get white it also matches most household electricals and is cheaper if you build it upto the same spec's.

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But then if you get white it also matches most household electricals and is cheaper if you build it upto the same spec's.
well see thats the thing...i have a white ipod, a white speaker system...and ill be getting an xbox 360 soon. so i have NO idea...all im worried about is the discoloration. if that happens ill be.
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Michael Jackson asked the same question. He ultimately chose white.

Honestly I would have to see them both up close. I have seen a black one in person but didn't get close look. I would go with black though. Just something out of the norm.
well ive seen both upclose...and they are both equally sexalicious. hahaha. I liked the black, but w hite is just so much cleaner...out of the norm...scratches wont show up as easily on the white one either...but im still lost.
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You know I had my heart set on a Mac Pro but some recent changes has forced me to look at a portable. I used to have a white iBook and eventually the colur fades/changes but it's not too bad. It just looks used.

If I don't get a MBP I think I'll go for the the black MB. They really look slick and I'm over the white. They just seem to look like a students laptop.
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If you want shiny, go white. If you want matte, go black. I have a white one and wish I had a black one.

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I am struggling with the same issue. I saw the black up close today and the matte is beautiful. I may go that route just because it does look different that other laptops. Plus it would match my 8 gig nano.

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if i got the macbook as opposed to the macbook pro... I would have gone with black.. it just looks cooler, and I am not a fan of the white.

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I just don't understand the black ones :confused: Yea, its got a 20GB larger HD, worth what $20? So basically your paying $180 for the color....personally, I've got bettere thinngs to blow my dough on.
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Yeah it's basically just paying for a colour. I justify it by getting edu pricing.
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but its the same thing as when you buy a car paying $1000 for metalic paint as opposed to standard paint.

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You guys have all been very helpful.

I've decided i will be getting the black one. i remember going to the apple retailer here in town and checking both black and white out...DEFINITELY leaning more towards black as opposed to white.

As for PowerbookG4's comment...i definitely hear ya on that one...my black focus cost an extra bone or two just for the black haha.
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but its the same thing as when you buy a car paying $1000 for metalic paint as opposed to standard paint.
The difference is I paid 135$ canadian to get a limited edition color on my car, I dont see how they can charge 150$ US for a black laptop, something doesnt add up in my mind...
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The difference is I paid 135$ canadian to get a limited edition color on my car, I dont see how they can charge 150$ US for a black laptop, something doesnt add up in my mind...
I agree with that, but i guess if you look at it, i would be paying whatever amount for a "special" out of the norm colour mac hehehe. thats the way i look at it
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