Originally Posted by DDDa
Yes, those are indeed good questions. Anyway, I never look at macs, but at least for the 13"s, there is the black version.
Other than that, remember to ask for advice under the Mac section, I'm sure people there will help you decide if you really need one. Of course, the scale will always point to Macs there, but almost all people here are unbiased, but they will just defend their point of view, which is something slightly different (and that is true specially among old members).
Make up your mind using posts there and here, and I'm sure you will end buying what you really need.
None of the black Apple products have matching black accessories. That means the black Macbook will have a white power cable... (wtf?!?). Similarly, no black earphones or charging cradles/usb cables for the ipods.
Ipods are acceptable, since there are so many third party accessories that come in black (like cradles), but the Macbook ones just aren't IMO. A huge oversight on Apples part, but then again, I don't know what Apple is thinking half the time. In some cases I applaud Apple's clean looks and design, but sometimes they really need to get their products more thoroughly thought out.
I use iTunes exclusively for music, but I run XP & Vista. I simply find it superior to all the other music playing programs. Assuming other aspects of Apple software could be so intuitive and easy to use, OSX could be very valid reason to buy a Mac. The only complaint I have about iTunes is it's poor performance, (slow load times), relative to WMP and Winamp.