should i get a black macbook?

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Lethal Lottery, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. Modly

    Modly Warranty Voider

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    Just one answer to many of your questions...

    Craigslist has gained a ton of worthless people, and when they try to sell something they ask more than it's worth because they don't have to pay for the ad, so if it doesn't sell, they aren't out any money.

    What drives me nuts though, is I've seen crap on there for more than you can buy it for new.

    Then again, you get the other side of the craigslist crowd.. the buyers. You get a dozen cheap people emailing or calling you with some off-the-wall lowball offer for every person that responds with real questions.
     
  2. Lethal Lottery

    Lethal Lottery Notebook Betrayer

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    craigslist was so cool a year or two ago. no its scammers and people who send messeges saying

    "i trade youz a wii with 4 gamez for your m15x"

    its so hard to resist cursing them. people really think im stupid (engough:D )
    to accept that offer? also i totally agree i see someone selling a plain old macbook for 2000. what do they think justifys the price? they say it has preinstalled software comic life, aperture, etc (probally all pirated lol) craigslist and ebay today just dont seem like a viable place to conduct SERIOUS business.
     
  3. knightingmagic

    knightingmagic Notebook Deity

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    You should get a white one. A black colored Macbook will have both the black paint premium and the Mac premium.
     
  4. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ah, thanks for the confirmation. Not that I'm particularly surprised though, I don't find the Apple Remote that useful, but I guess for people always doing presentations and such that'd be great.
     
  5. DamienThorn

    DamienThorn Notebook Consultant

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    It's both handy, and a potential curse, for giving presentations.

    Handy: You have a little remote that you can palm, and it means you can actually, you know, walk around and present rather than hovering behind a computer/carrying a wireless mouse around when you walk.

    Potential curse: When you're giving a presentation and accidentally get out of range and have to get back in range, quickly, or risk loosing your pace in the presentation (I've seen it happen a lot *grin*)
     
  6. trueintentions

    trueintentions Notebook Evangelist

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    I personally have a Black Macbook. I personally love both Macbooks, however, personally, I was choosing between the Macbook Pro and the Black Macbook. Between the two, everyone usually says "MBP FTW!", however, don't particularly love aluminum. Yes, the MBP is a more 'powerful' machine, but when it came down to it, I don't need those specs for what I do (student & photoshop), and I didn't particularly like the aluminum. So it was the Black Macbook for me.

    I say it really depends on you in the end. If you're willing to spend the extra money on the Black Macbook, and you don't mind having the black one, then the Black one it is! Make sure you also pay a visit to a store to compare the two - also in glossy coating & matte. :)
     
  7. Lethal Lottery

    Lethal Lottery Notebook Betrayer

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    thats the one thing i hate about the air. the aluminum look.
     
  8. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    Really? I don't mind aluminum...although black anodized aluminum is cooler! :cool:
     
  9. burningrave101

    burningrave101 Notebook Deity

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    What's wrong with Aluminum? The most expensive PC cases that are considered the cream of the crop from companies like Lian-Li and Silverstone are all Aluminum. I don't care much for carbon fiber chassis or the plastic chassis used for a MacBook. Aluminum adds more of a high quality look to a laptop because you rarely see it used for a cheap laptop or a cheap case.
     
  10. Lethal Lottery

    Lethal Lottery Notebook Betrayer

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    your right, i just hate silver looking electronics and cars.
     
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