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New MacBooks Announced at Fall 2008 Apple Event Have Different Black Glass Design Than Older Models

Apple's New Black Glass Screen: Better or Worse?

It sounds like everyone is universally excited about the new pricing and specs for the new MacBooks, but one area where I'm hearing different things is in the design. The new MacBooks look like the new Pros, with black glass corner-to-corner around the screen, and black keyboards like the Air has always had. This is obviously different than the old version (still currently available as the $999 entry-level MacBook) that's all white plastic.

I try not to get too attached to any Apple design since it's inevitable that they get tweaked a little, and I'm also curious to see the changes they make, like the slick black edges and keyboard, but I've already heard a lot of dissent.

Tell me, do you think the new black design is better or worse?

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iheartzombie iheartzombie 7 years
i like the look of it. i wish the matte screen options for the 15/17 inches had the black bezel at least.
JaeB JaeB 8 years
Also, I'm wondering how it would look in a case. I'm a big fan of snap on plastic cases, and I love my purple one on the white Macbook. That wouldn't work so well with this.... The looks have to go well with a case!!
JaeB JaeB 8 years
I think it looks sharp (I love the two-tone sexiness and the keys), and still like a Mac, but I'd be so worried about the glass...I don't know how safe that is for a laptop. I feel a lot better about my plastic Macbook. And what about smudges? Couldn't use cleaner on it, but glass kinda calls for it. And what about glare in sunlight? My Macbook is just tolerable in bright sunlight.
gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
Honestly, I think they look like Windows. Which is a shame, really, MacBooks were so distinctive. Even the old clam laptops were uber original. I like that all-over glass though.
SisiBurgos SisiBurgos 8 years
I like corner-to-corner glass on the screen, I love the new track pad, but i dislike the color combinations. I think it kind of looks old fashioned or a little too generic.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Bette (although both are very nice.) The new version is just so much sleeker and professional.
berrypeachie berrypeachie 8 years
Looks quite similiar to the HP design, except with outer shell silver/white. I don't remember what the outer shell color was. I remember seeing the new MAC and I thought, HP!
Roux5582 Roux5582 8 years
I liked the white. It set apart and made it different. I like the new touch pad though.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
The black looks very slick but I love how Apple started the love for white gadgets.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I think they both are great but the new one does look so much sleeker. *whine* i waaaant one!
lovely2190 lovely2190 8 years
i'm a little biased because i loooove my white macbook, so i said i don't like it haha. I also don't like there are two different colors.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 8 years
Sooo pissed about the glossy screen being the only option! I was going to buy a laptop as soon as they came out but that's a deal breaker for me, no clue what they were thinking. Hopefully they learn their lesson quick and the next round will go back to the matte screens :P
chicobo chicobo 8 years
I don't like the two color scheme of the new Macbooks. I'll stick up with my now outdated MBP <3.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I'm not sure how I feel about the all glass screen... It's fine for the desktops, but it seems like maybe not so smart on a laptop. But I'd have to use one to really have an opinion... (sadly, I won't be near an Apple store anytime soon to play with one!) I'm happy with my year-old white macbook for now, amazingly I'm not sick of it yet - I find that I tend to get bored with electronics very quickly. :P
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 8 years
I have a black one from the summer and I love it! I don't like these new designs.
ktseyf ktseyf 8 years
I like the new versions overall. Not a big fan of the aluminum with black keys, but both books look very slick and classy now. However, I got my MacBook Pro and iPod Touch in the last 2 months and now there are new versions of both! =( but... Apple is still amazing as ever!
b1uebunn b1uebunn 8 years
I think it's gorgeous. I really would love one, but I have a MacBook from January that's still too awesome to upgrade.
weffie weffie 8 years
i think it looks prettier (although white glass would probably be prettier still) while it's clean, but i can't imagine it staying that shiny for too long, at least in my hands haha... my phone, ipod and laptop can all testify to this! anything that travels with me on a daily basis gets scratched, printed, and busted-up-looking in no time
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
they are so ugly. bleh - i like the plastic macbooks. i am actually sad they are going away from plastic - i loved the plastic.
Computertechno Computertechno 8 years
Ehh I have mixed feelings on the new models. I currently have a MacBook Pro from February that is silver, and i'm absolutely in love with it. So i'm not to sure at how the new ones will look until I get a hands on review.
bleached bleached 8 years
Sammi_784 Sammi_784 8 years
Apple's trademark is white and I love the old Macbook design - in both black and white. I'm not a fan of silver products and I don't like the fact that the keyboard is black either. I like most of the new features but not the design :(
melissa-b melissa-b 8 years
I think the new design is really nice. I would be really excited if they did it in an all black version though... I love my blackbook! :)
millarci millarci 8 years
I don't care for the new design. I'm glad I have the original that is in all aluminum.
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