Do you like the name "MacBook" better now after a few months have passed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GimmeSlack12, Oct 14, 2006.

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What is your feeling on the Macbook name?

  1. I like MacBook better

    78 vote(s)
    38.4%
  2. I like Powerbook better

    84 vote(s)
    41.4%
  3. I think a new name was needed, but MacBook is still not it.

    13 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. I don't care as long as it's faster!

    28 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    #1
    So what is the consensus on this one? Initially when the MacBook and MBP were announced the change of the name from Powerbook was not a well received change.

    What's the feeling on that now?
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    How so?
     
  4. cbetta macrumors regular

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    i dislike the fact that everytime one says Macbook, one asks if you mean a MBP or a MB. It was easier with the powerbook and the ibook.
     
  5. shecky Guest

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    i prefer PowerBook, but i have learned to stop hating MacBook/MacBook Pro
     
  6. nmamur macrumors member

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    powerbook was definitely a superior name...if they absolutely had to change it, i woulda prefered something more...snazzy...its a pain having to explain urself and differentiate to everyone the difference between MB, MBP, and MP...
     
  7. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Powerbook still has a much nicer ring to it IMO. Macbook is an ok name.
     
  8. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I like macbook. They wanted to put mac in all the names and they did this; granted they could have been a bit more creative witht he names but i think its cool.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    As long as it's fast and has an Apple logo on it, then it's fine :D. Although Powerbook sounds better though.
     
  10. storage macrumors 6502

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    I think MacBook/MacBook Pro sounds a lot nicer than PowerBook or iBook.
     
  11. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    I still think the naming of MacBook/Macbook Pro was a little too similar sounding. I personally think they should have stuck with the "i" prefix maybe, iMacBook? eh, hell, iBook was fine.
     
  12. jonutarr macrumors regular

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    why did they change? mac mini and imac are the same!

    bring back iBook!

    IBOOK C2D!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  13. generik macrumors 601

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    When every Pentium-M on the market is more Powerful than your Powerbook it is time to come up with a new name... one that is not suggestive... such as Macbook Pro.
     
  14. jackc macrumors 65816

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    That's true, as long as they didn't display it prominently on the case (of course there's no reason why they would), and it still has the nice Apple logo, then it's all good.
     
  15. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm happy to see the "i"Products go. But I did like the Powerbook name. Either way over the past few months I've learned to accept the new name.

    Hey at least they didn't name it the Wii.
     
  16. Diejws macrumors member

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    Macbook reads better than it sounds aloud, but it isn't an awful switch. I definitely prefered PowerBook and iBook though.
     
  17. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I liked it all along. Especially since I have one. ;)
     
  18. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple was correct to remove the "power" from the titles of their products, as they have moved away from the PowerPC architecture. But they should have stuck with the iBook name for the computer lines.

    Consumer: iMac, iBook
    Pro: Macbook Pro, Mac Pro

    The macbook pro/macbook distinction is incredibly annoying and confuses people in converstation.
     
  19. rkriheli macrumors member

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    powerbook/ibook were a lot better and more distinctive. i understand how they had to drop the "power" because of the transition away from the powerpc. but they could have done something cooler with the names. macbook pro is fine, yet generic sounding. but there was really no reason to kill the ibook name and go to macbook for further confusion as noted by the other posts.

    i miss the powermac and powerbook. actually, i don't miss them too much because i have one of both. ;)

    but mb/mbpro are growing on me, and hopefully they can do something in the future a bit more distinctive.
     
  20. rkriheli macrumors member

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    looks like steven1621 and i posted the same sentiment at the same time. right on, bro.
     
  21. zephead macrumors 68000

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    The prefix "Power" didn't necessarily mean a Mac was using a PowerPC processor, some of the first PowerBooks were running off the old 68k chips, so Apple could've kept the "i" and "Power" on their Intel notebooks. I'm in the same boat with shecky, I liked iBook and PowerBook better, but I don't hate the names MacBook/Pro as much as I did with they first came out. It kinda grew on me I guess.

    Good call. :D
     
  22. jhande macrumors 6502

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    I kinda like MacBook, except for one little detail: When people pronounce it McBook, as in McDonalds :D
     
  23. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    powerbook and ibook were much better. adding mac to all of the names has made the names too simple. macbook and macbook pro? bleh
     
  24. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Same here!
     
  25. zac4mac macrumors 6502

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    For the consumer line, I'm ambivalent - iBook or MacBook, actually lean towards MB, because I really dislike all the iStuff. It's big brother was better with PowerBook tho, MBP just doesn't ring and MacBookPro is too big of a mouthful for a little laptop. Don't even get me started on the MacPro...pffffffffft.

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