Hey can you guys clarify to me what the difference is between a 1st gen MacBook and a 2nd gen MacBook?
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11/4/07 at 1:34pm
The oils from your skin would react with the plastic of the palmrests, causing them to turn anywhere from slightly discolored, to orangish, all the way to dark enough to be black.
The later revisions of the MacBook introduced a newer, probably denser, plastic that was significantly more resistant to staining. I happen to have one of the new topcases (palmrest, keyboard, trackpad) on my MacBook (staining, and chipped plastic on my old one) and it has not stained at all which I think is quite good considering my skin eats through metal (slowly, but eats through it all the same. The oil in my skin is apparently slightly acidic, just enough to go through most all precious metals, and some aluminum) which is annoying considering I have to be quite careful when buying watches otherwise I am buying a new one in just a few years.