What shall we call the 12/17" PB's ?

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  1. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    My first post here but i've been a regular reader and I joined in the festive Keynote party in the iChat room (nick: MoleFax) Well done MacRumors hitting it on the head with the PowerBook predictions.

    My question is this (hopefully this hasn't been covered in another thread - I did look a little)

    What nick name shall we use for the new Powerbooks? Here are some already being used...

    AlBook - This makes most sense, Al being the symbol in the periodic table for Aluminium. However it doesn't really sound that great. Who wants a powerbook named after some mysterious Al guy?

    AiBook - Where does the i come from? It doesn't make sense to me. Shouldn't we reserve this name for when (and if) the iBooks go Aluminium?

    AaBook (Anodized Aluminium) This is the only alternative I could think of.

    What do you think? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. hs-l macrumors newbie

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    what about:

    ALuALLOiBook
    AlloiBook
    AluBook

    i have to look wat Ai stands for, some kind of metal but i can't find my "periodical system" right now!!

    HS-L
     
  3. TMA thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And i've just realised i've probably not posted this in the correct forum (please forgive me, there are so many of them!)

    Anyway if you could move it rather than delete it would be much appreciated.
     
  4. hs-l macrumors newbie

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  5. bentmywookie macrumors regular

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    The names shall be . . .

    Little Al (for the 12")
    and
    Big Al (for the 17")

    (and when the 15" upgrades to aluminum, it will be, "AlBook in the Middle" or probably just "Middle Al")
     
  6. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    Names for 12" PB & 17" PB

    How about Ed & Ralph?

    Just a thought.
     
  7. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    As a poster in another thread opined, perhaps simply calling them Powerbooks would be sufficient. 12" Powerbook (there was of course a 12" version of the original G3 series Powerbook, but that was a DSTN screen) would probably do, but 12" G4 Powerbook would certainly nail down which one you meant. And since there is only one 17" Powerbook, that would be pretty dead-on, too.
     
  8. szark macrumors 68030

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    There actually is another thread on this topic here.

    I'm going to call them MiniBook/CineBook for now.
     
  9. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

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    How about

    12" - wow
    17" - OMG

    Seriously though...

    Alu12 (Al-you-twelve)
    Alu17

    (or)

    Albie
    Albig

    Alt
    Alf (15" when it's al'd)
    Als

    all quick to type
     
  10. ELYXR macrumors regular

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    My Picks...

    How about:

    12" Powerbook: Lil'BlueBook

    15" Powerbook: TiBook

    17" Powerbook: BigBlueBook
     
  11. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    AlumiBook

    That sounds right. If not that, AlBook.
     
  12. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    I have heard some people call it the AlumiBook, and I like that. But I also like AlBook.
     
  13. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Anything with more than 1 syllable before 'Book' might as well be called a PowerBook, and classify it by 12" and 17". You could call them WiBooks, because of their ultimate wireless abilities, but that's just my opinion...
     
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    Well I just emailed Nathalie Welch from Apple's Hardware PR dept with this question, I may not hear back from her but if I do I'll let you know the official answer.
    I'm glad to see that in the forums some people are already adopting my choice which is the minibook and cinebook....
     
  16. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Al 12", Al 17" and soon Al 15". So AlBook or aBook. Not sure where some got the 'i' in Ai from either.
     
  17. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    for the 12" we should make reference to 12"=a foot. like 'g4-by-the-foot'; or the 'footlong'

    for the 17" when you're that big, they call you Mister. or maybe 'Yao'
     
  18. adamcoop macrumors regular

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    Mine's gonna be called George.

    As in "I'm gonna love it, and hug it, and call it George".

    Incidently, my iPod is also called George.
    My Cube's called Ringo, so I guess John or Paul might also work.

    Or John Paul...

    Or Pope...

    Okay, so now I'm just rambling.
    Footlong will do just fine.
     
  19. dorleac macrumors newbie

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    Nicknames for new Powerbooks...

    Actually, although I like MiniBook and CineBook, I think the names that make the most sense, especially considering the ad campaigns, are Small and Big, or SmallBook and BigBook if it's not explicit you're talking about PowerBooks.
     
  20. neocitron macrumors newbie

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    nick names!!

    17" Powerbook = TB (for Tall Book)
    12" Powerbook = SB (for short book)

    dont like that?

    PB7 = powerbook 17'
    PB2 = powerbook 12"

    dont like that too?

    bBook (17) and weebook(12)
     
  21. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    i got this one nailed down...

    the 12" should be called a whyBook (why in the hell did they make this thing?)
    the 17" should be called a dieBook ('cuz its ****ing killer..)

    WiBook is good for wireless capability...
     
  22. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Re: Names for 12" PB & 17" PB

    I'm actually leaning toward 'Bosgrove' and 'Marmaduke'...
     
  23. benixau macrumors 65816

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    AlumiBook sounds good.

    highlights not only the metal it is made out of but the fast that the keyboard lights up too.

    I think we need a poll on this. My vote goes for AlumiBook.
     
  24. 3777 macrumors 6502

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    I say we call them Jay Fiedler.:cool:
     

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