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Old 10-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Black laptops: do they get dirty easily?

Hello everyone,

I am thinking about purchasing a Gateway C-140X Convertible Notebook. The laptop is almost completely black and I am a bit of a neat freak. Anyways, if I buy this machine do you think it will get really dirty?? I have seen used laptops with black palmrests in which the paint has worn away due to dirty, greasy hands. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN IF I BUY THIS LAPTOP!!

Looking forward to your replies Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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I think they will get fingerprinted easily
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Default Re: Black laptops: do they get dirty easily?

is it glossy? shiny? or like adonized or dullish plastic?
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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Black surfaces are grat for dust seeing and fingerprints, when you have a gloss finish.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:59 PM   #5
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It for sure is not a gloss finish. Here is a picture of the computer:

http://www.tabletpcreview.com/picture.asp?f=3366

I am not entirely sure what you would call it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:03 PM   #6
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Oh, well I don't think that is going to really get dirty. I have had multiple black matte laptops and none of them have ever had anything like that happen to them.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #7
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sexy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gimme link for were to buy plz. i dont like gateway but i love this design!
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:41 PM   #8
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http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529666090.php

I've heard some good things about the laptop however, I hear that customer service is terrible.

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You will see alot of dust and fingermarks, but that's standard for laptops really.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #10
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I had an IBM R32 which is matte black and i didnt notice any large scratches or marks on it when i sold it,although it did get dusty easily.
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