Do the Clamshell iBooks look like toys?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by 0490043, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. 0490043, Nov 12, 2005
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'd go for certainly doesn't look to me as if it would be a new product. Cute, nice at the time.

    But then again, in a lot of circles, even the current iBook is considered distinctive looking... as many of the white iBook G3/G4's are out there.

    I think a clamshell would definitely look distinctive.
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    IMO, they look like technicolor toilet seats.

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  4. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Are you SURE you've had your medication? ;)
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Jul 13, 2005
    United Kingdom
  6. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    I think toy. Apple have moved away from that very plastic look into a more mature, enviable look. More industrial.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Bay of Fundy
    i agree - sort of.
    I own a lime iBook, and I have typed every word of my thesis to-date (and all other related history papers) on it, opting for its keyboard over the one that came with my G5. but while I am extremely proud of it, (and brag about it to mac fanatics ;) ) I do not like to use it too much in public. in libraries and archives is fine, but in a lecture or if I'm giving a presentation or seminar, I feel reluctant to pull it out (quite the opposite feeling I had when I owned a powerbook). i'm not sure why i am reluctant, maybe it's the plastic feel, maybe it's the fact there is an embarrassing pen mark on the cover from the previous owner :mad: but the point is it's a fantastic machine, just not very professional.

    n.b. Tiger on a clamshell is wonderful, the screen is gorgeous still and I manage to install and very fluidly run many apps (such as iWork) that are supposed to require higher-end machines. all in all, I'm in love :rolleyes:
  8. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia

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