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I think/hope apple does the "New MacBook" in three colors!

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When people think 'colors', they tend to think bright bold colors like yellow, green, red and blue! But I think that the "New MacBook" will come in there colors, not so much summer colors. Well to be precise two colors, since black is the absence of all colors. I'm thinking since the 12/13" MacBook Pro probably wont be made, that's where the MacBook comes in, and that's why there will be the option for a silver one too. Three colors: Black, white and silver. Obviously it's a guess, but IMHO seems somehow right.


Now someone has to take on the job of photoshopping the "New MacBook" in the three colors. Go on, show off!!
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post #2 of 30
I'm seeing 3 configs.

The first 2 would be integrated graphics and available in white or strawberry, and the final one would be the 12" pb replacement and will be available in white or graphite. All of them solid versions of the colours they used on the imac in past.

I hope that's what'll happen, it sounds about right because this site is claiming an increased effort in attracting women.
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post #3 of 30
Sounds realistic. But I don't think that there will be a "MacBook Pro-like" design (no metal enclosure), since they need some kind of seperation between those two lines.
But however, I trust in Apples design team
They'll definetely release a well-designed MacBook, whatever it will be like...
post #4 of 30
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what Apple does.

I always thought that Apple crippled its G4 12" powerbooks anyway. That model always got cheated feature wise compared to its 15" and 17" brothers. Frustrating really considering that ALOT of professional power users WANTED a small portable when on the road.

I don't know why apple continues to associate "small" with consumer level. Seems odd.

But, it should be interesting to see what they do. If you believe the rumours, a 13" widescreen ibook replacement called a "Macbook" will arrive shortly. Will it be equal to the "pro" macbooks or will it be more like the old 12" G4 powerbooks, and cheated feature wise to make it more affordable?
post #5 of 30
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Originally posted by Ireland
Three colors: Black, white and silver. Obviously it's a guess, but IMHO seems somehow right.

I admit I got scared when I heard about colors because I remember the original ibooks.

I'm not sure about the silver option because that's what differentiates the powerbook.

I could see a black and white with that ipod style coating.
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I'm not sure about the silver option because that's what differentiates the powerbook.

The Powerbook is dead.

Differentiation by size and features is enough, me thinks.

But please, please, please not cheap metallized plastics,
just aluminium for a little premium.

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The Powerbook is dead.
Differentiation by size and features is enough, me thinks.

But please, please, please not cheap metallized plastics,
just aluminium for a little primium.

This stuff makes sense, you pay more for the 'Silver' (aluminium) one, maybe $300 more? And you get a faster chip too! (maybe)

OR you pay say $110 dollars more for the Aluminium/Silver one and you get the same features as the black & white (you pay extra just for the case).
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HEY GUYS LOOK OVER HERE

I guess we don't need to photoshop mockups when I can just crosslink the images.

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The customer response just rolled in!











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The customer response just rolled in!

Yeah, because white is so original and interesting.
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Yeah, because white is so original and interesting.

No, because the white iBook has style, and not made out of a "yay-my-iBook-looks-different-from-yours" attitude.
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No, because the white iBook has style, and not made out of a "yay-my-iBook-looks-different-from-yours" attitude.

I disagree with you. While white has its clean look and sex appeal, having alternative colors can only help the line, not really hurt it. Please Note: I said colors, not funky patterns (aka Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power).

I think the colors ought to be as follows:

White
Black
Silver/Aluminum
Blue (personal preference on that one )
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post #13 of 30
..don't see why they would want to get stuck with a lot of inventory when people don't like a particular choice in color.
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post #14 of 30
Whatever Apple does will be cool in my book. I just want a replacement for my G3 ibook which finally kicked the bucket.

So heres my guess...

If the 13" macbook will be a ibook/12" powerbook replacement and they put it in the anondized alumminum enclosure of the 15" and 17" macbooks....

then i think it'd be cool if apple uses the colors that it used with the ipod minis.

silver, blue, green, and pink.
post #15 of 30
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Originally posted by Mike Eggleston
I disagree with you. While white has its clean look and sex appeal, having alternative colors can only help the line, not really hurt it. Please Note: I said colors, not funky patterns (aka Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power).

I think the colors ought to be as follows:

White
Black
Silver/Aluminum
Blue (personal preference on that one )

So let me get this straight. You disagree with "pbr" but yet there's no red option in your list of colors. So why did you disagree with him then. The only reason he mentioned that the iBook had style is because that "red" iBook is the ugliest thing ever and apple is not different just for the hell if it.
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Originally posted by Ireland
So let me get this straight. You disagree with "pbr" but yet there's no red option in your list of colors. So why did you disagree with him then. The only reason he mentioned that the iBook had style is because that "red" iBook is the ugliest thing ever and apple is not different just for the hell if it.

I disagreed with them because the way I understood it, he was talking about color in general, and not about the red one.

Personally, I think that red one looks like it fell under a woman during "her time"

Sorry if that offends anyone, but it just looks that bad.
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post #17 of 30
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but when will they be out?


p.s. that red color is "butt ugly" !
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post #18 of 30
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p.s. that red color is "butt ugly" !

No, no. It's Alienware ugly.
post #19 of 30
I'm sure if Apple released an iBook that looked just like that you people would be eating that shit up.
post #20 of 30
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Originally posted by Placebo
I'm sure if Apple released an iBook that looked just like that you people would be eating that shit up.

you just won't go away!
applauses!!!


p.s. ahh! and the only one eating shit is you with your windows fetish!!!
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you just won't go away!
applauses!!!


p.s. ahh! and the only one eating shit is you with your windows fetish!!!

If any single computer user demographic has a ironclad reputation for eating shit up, it's Mac users. That's practically indisputable.
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If any single computer user demographic has a ironclad reputation for eating shit up, it's Mac users. That's practically indisputable.

Mac shit tastes so good though, why wouldnt you eat it up. Its addicting.
post #23 of 30
I say white, silver (since it's probably replacing the 12 PB), and--I'm hoping--CARBON FIBER. That would look so cool, a carbon fiber enclosure.
post #24 of 30
f#@k carbon fibre...

carbon fibre is so, so... so...
IMFG it's so f#%king UGLY!!!

It's not a supercar you want to be found dead in,
it's a stupid $1,000 dollar laptop.
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post #25 of 30
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Originally posted by Placebo
I'm sure if Apple released an iBook that looked just like that you people would be eating that shit up.

You got one thing right, that red thing is shit! If apple released that thing I'd switch back
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post #26 of 30
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If any single computer user demographic has a ironclad reputation for eating shit up, it's Mac users. That's practically indisputable.

What's your fascination with eating shit?

Lie down on the couch and let it all out
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post #27 of 30
Why not make it of "basalt" like those gitzo tripods?



It's dark grey, but actually it's fiberglass, so it can be made as smooth as the current iBook, or less so. Strong enough to make yachts out of. And it's cool grey that looks much like carbon fiber (but is as cheap as fiberglass)

"Basalt" is just fiberglass contaminated with iron compounds. Other contaminants will yield different colors.
post #28 of 30
Why not embed leds in the plastic and let the color be user configurable?


Want red go to system prefs and click there you are!

post #29 of 30
Who knows, maybe Apple will have black and white as standard MacBook color choices... then offer a color option for an extra $100-150 for red, blue, silver, etc. as a direct from the Apple Store exclusive??
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Originally posted by TednDi
Why not embed leds in the plastic and let the color be user configurable?


Want red go to system prefs and click there you are!


Apple patented that a year ago. I've been waiting for them to use it.
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