Why do PC manufacturers insist on black?

  rdave13 01:47 22 Apr 2017
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I'm beginning to go down the slippery road to retirement and my eyesight isn't as it used to be. So black carcasses and black keyboards have been the norm for quite a while.

My first TIME PC had everything in white. Easy to locate USB port, power port and any other port.

Today I need an a small LED torch to find the 'hidden' port I want.

What's wrong with white for heaven's sake?

  wee eddie 02:07 22 Apr 2017

First, all PC's were Taupe. Then they went black.

  BT 07:48 22 Apr 2017

First, all PC's were Taupe.

Posh word for Beige ☺

Many Laptops come in all sorts of Colours. There's one on QVC this morning in a choice of 5 Colours (including Black)

  Sapins 09:22 22 Apr 2017

Maybe this would have solved the problem, it's pre iMac and my photography is not good, but, I enjoyed building it. I hope this link works.

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  Sapins 09:23 22 Apr 2017

nope, it doesn't.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:00 22 Apr 2017

Build your own an paint it any colour you like, fill it with neon tubes and light it up.

I quite like this pyramid

  Jollyjohn 11:13 22 Apr 2017

Try a Mac, white, but then you will need a mirror on a stick to find the USB ports. :)

  rdave13 12:23 22 Apr 2017

My old C500 laptop is 'silver', including the base. I can easily see the ports, even the headphones jack socket. The red and green laptops I have have black bases. Grrr.

Can't afford a Mac Jollyjohn but don't fancy having to use a dentists mirror lol.

  Sapins 14:32 22 Apr 2017

Maybe this will work!

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  beeuuem~2 14:48 22 Apr 2017

Sapins - I'm glad (!) to see that I'm not the only one with problems getting images to show on here. I'm not happy per se, more relieved to know I'm not alone.

  Sapins 14:58 22 Apr 2017

Last try!

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