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Black or white macbook?


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I went with a Macbook instead of a PC Laptop because I wanted to have a reliable laptop while in college, one that won't crash on me the night before a paper is due. And yes, while no computer is 100% guaranteed not to crash, from what I've read, Mac OSX is really stable. I also went with a Macbook because I wanted a light, yet powerful laptop, and one with a good battery life. The icing on the cake was the fact that I got a free printer, and after applying my university discount and selling my iPod Touch (I already have a Sansa that I love), it cost me about $1100 after tax. I got the higher end white Macbook as well, so it's not like it was the skimpy one. All in all, I'm more than satisfied with the Macbook.

Oh and as for buying the black one, I fully agree with skaheadpunk. Unless you absolutely need the black color, the 90 gig gain in storage isn't worth the extra $200.
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Have you ever used a product and thought "Huh, that was smart of them to do that."? That's why you get a Mac.

Have you ever used a product and thought "What kind of idiot thought that was a good idea?" That's why you don't get a PC.
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Well, I've lived in a Mac family since I was born (I'm 14), so I don't know how switched from PC to Mac work. I can tell you that MacBook's have some great, powerful applications like iWork and Aperture and is still simple to use and to handle media (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie).

iLife comes with any new Mac, but iWork is sold seperate (I just bought it for $63 at Amazon) It's a must if your in high school.
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This is what I call a mindless question.

You ask "should I buy..." when you already know you want it. You're just looking for support to make yourself feel better about making the purchase.
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My friend has a white macbook and it's starting to crack in some places after a year and 1/2.

the added black coloring in the plastic may make the material more stable, by an ever so small amount.

white
so peeps dont think its a dell
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This is what I call a mindless question.

You ask "should I buy..." when you already know you want it. You're just looking for support to make yourself feel better about making the purchase.

Well ladies and gentleman , this is what i call a mindless comment , I clearly ask is it WORTH it , not should I buy it. I want opinions from people with black macbooks to comment.

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Burn, never recovering from that one. I didn't mean mindless as an insult, you know.

You want my opinion? Buy the white MacBook and purchase other apps/stuff like iWork and AppleCare. That's what I did.
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Burn, never recovering from that one. I didn't mean mindless as an insult, you know.

You want my opinion? Buy the white MacBook and purchase other apps/stuff like iWork and AppleCare. That's what I did.

Alright well I respect your honesty

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I considered the Black Macbook, I ended up buying the white one.

The color wasn't worth the extra money to me, although the black one looks much better, it simply wasn't worth it to me.

Getting other software or upgrading RAM/hard drive is much more worth it, to me, than the color.
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I considered the Black Macbook, I ended up buying the white one.

The color wasn't worth the extra money to me, although the black one looks much better, it simply wasn't worth it to me.

Getting other software or upgrading RAM/hard drive is much more worth it, to me, than the color.

Yeah makes sense but im pretty picky on looks , especially since im paying so much

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Look at the refurbished models then maybe.

It sounds like you may end up having buyers remorse. The refurbished Blackbook usually sells for the price of the 2.4 white one.
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white
so peeps dont think its a dell
That sexy glowing Apple on the back might of the black (& white) MacBook might help to convince them its a little more special than a dell

I have a white MacBook and really like it - I do kind of wish I had ponied up for the black one though - the contrast with that Apple logo looks goooood.
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once you go black, you never go back...

I wish i got a black one instead of the white ):
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I personally find the black more appealing, but I wasn't spending an extra $200 to get it. (I didn't need the 250GB)

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i like my white one alot with its black hardcover.

just think it looks awesome with the contrasting white interior
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