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Patrizia said:
so those of you that own it.. its not a dull dark grey? thats what I am seeing but those that have the color would you say its richer in person.

also GOOD point about the keys under the skin THAT I had not thought of
It's a shimmery sort of gray, not a dull gray. It's one of those colors that really just don't show well in pictures.
 

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Personally, I am really tired of looking at white anything, thanks to Steve Jobs.
Haha, this is why all of my various iPods have been any color except white. Although when I bought my current HP laptop a couple of years ago, they had a Special Edition in white, so I ordered that just to be a contrarian. But it has a white on white pattern, not stark white.
 

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I live in Vegas. Ask Luvmy4BRATs about the degree of brightness the sun is most of the year. The white of my kindle1 practically glows in the sun. Also the graphite will look awesome with the Red plaid design from decal girl (hoping they will have it for the k3)
 

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meglet said:
It's a shimmery sort of gray, not a dull gray. It's one of those colors that really just don't show well in pictures.
THAT is helpful.. it looks very dingy to me on the monitor.. but shimmery sounds nicer

I did know that about Decalgirl.. they have done some custom pieces for my laptop.. but sometimes you can't see how it will turn out until you get it
 

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Patrizia said:
THAT is helpful.. it looks very dingy to me on the monitor.. but shimmery sounds nicer
Well, I do not find the bezel of my DXG "dull" at all, but it is not "shimmery" either. It is a pleasant dark charcoal with subtle cream, or gold markings on the keys and buttons. I've been meaning to look at it closer with a magnifying glass :D It's not a "flat" graphite (as in paint) if that is concerning you.

The only thing I am unhappy about is the white power cord. I was hoping it/they would match but I suppose that would be too much to ask.

Just order the darned thing, already! You've got 30 days to decide and nothing to lose.

P.S. I agree with other posters - even skinned, it will look far, far better with the graphite rather than white keys.
 

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It's funny - when I saw the graphite DX, I didn't like it at all. Yet, when I saw the graphite K3, I knew I wanted that one over the white one. Since I've already got a white K2i that I'm keeping, the graphite will be a nice change.
 

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Lol sky dog.. With that description how can I say no ;) yes it looked flat on the screen.. This is hey I asked :)
 

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Patrizia,

I also thought that the white was nicer looking initially than the graphite.  But, now I just changed my order to graphite because I like the contrast better and I think I could actually save some money and leave it skinless (oh, the horror!).  If I ordered the white, then I would have to skin it because I don't like the look of the naked white Kindle - its just too stark for me.
 

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I really like the graphite color. I had the Radiosity skin on my K2 to cover the white. What bugged me was the white keyboard buttons sticking out and the white "frame" around the screen. I don't even think I'll be skinning my K3. Of course, I say that now... I'm hoping that the new M-Edge cases for the K3 has a darker interior that is similar to the color of the graphite K3. (And perhaps either a fuchsia or purple pebbled leather.) Grey (graphite) goes with pretty much every color. :)
 

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I love the graphite color.  It looks sleek and sophisticated to me, and I don't think it's at all masculine-looking.  In general, I don't care for white as a color choice for things--appliances, cars, electronics, etc. 
 

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I love the graphite color. It looks sleek and sophisticated to me, and I don't think it's at all masculine-looking. In general, I don't care for white as a color choice for things--appliances, cars, electronics, etc.
Now that I think about it, with our K2s being returned to Amazon, the only things in our house that are stark white are our 10-year old washer and dryer!
 

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I've never cared for white electronics or appliances.  On the other hand, just about every piece of tech I have has some sort of skin on it.  I'm sure I'll do the same with the K3, so I guess it doesn't matter a whole lot what the 'naked' color is underneath.
 

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I still want a skin.. but now I am consdering it because of the comment about the buttons.. I do think black buttons would look better then white under the skin, I had not considered that before this post
 

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TomDiego said:
Now that I think about it, with our K2s being returned to Amazon, the only things in our house that are stark white are our 10-year old washer and dryer!
The only thing "starker" in our house are my legs. ;)
 

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Thanks for all your input. I do like skins and know I will have one. I looked at the skins I like and have decided white just will work better. It was my initial thought so I'm going with it. Thanks for all the ideas I had not considered :)
 

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LOL bookish mom... I guess I stepped into that one !

I don't even know how to respond to that.. it wasn't meant as an insult.. the comment was , It looks masculine to me (thats just me) I am more of a hot pink, type chick.. that was all I meant to say, it was only my perception it wasn't meant to say it is bad, it was meant to convey it's just not me.. many women love the graphite.. and after reading all the posts I did think about it but then I realized most of my skins are lighter and the black wouldn't work with what I like.. however some of those skins on decal girl are gorgeous would look silly with white.. so its a matter of taste like anything :)

Enjoy the graphite girl! I am sure its gorgeous.. I will probably see one in the wild and kick myself for not ordering it :)
 
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