It’s not often that MacBook Pros get new color options. But with this latest update to the M3 chips, the MacBook Pro will add Space Black, a color that first appeared on the iPhone, to the mix. I was shown an early preview of the new color ahead of the “Scary Fast” launch event, and I have to say: I’m amazed.
Of course, this new space black isn’t true black. In fact, it’s a slightly darker gray than the space gray it replaces. And it’s a good thing it’s not Truth Black. Because remember, this is aluminum, and Apple isn’t just adding a coating or layer of paint here, as many laptop makers do when making true black aluminum laptops. These laptops, like most gaming laptops or even some like the Surface Laptop, tend to scratch easily and fade over time.
A new chemical compound is being used to achieve this color, and the result is not only a darker color. It is also designed to prevent fingerprints, which is another problem with all black laptops. And remember, it’s a laptop. Your palms and fingers will be on this thing.
How badly a device attracts fingerprints can’t be tested in a few minutes with the new MacBook Pro (unless it has to be). In fact Bad), but I had to handle it a bit. I’m happy to report that this is not the case on the surface of the device. feel Different than even touch. Because, again, this is not an extra coating added on top.
The Space Black color is exclusive to the M3 Pro and M3 Max configurations of the MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch). If you choose the entry-level, 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro, you’ll still have the option of Space Gray instead of the new Space Black.