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

What is your feeling on the Macbook name?

  • I like MacBook better

    Votes: 78 38.4%
  • I like Powerbook better

    Votes: 84 41.4%
  • I think a new name was needed, but MacBook is still not it.

    Votes: 13 6.4%
  • I don't care as long as it's faster!

    Votes: 28 13.8%

  • Total voters
    203

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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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?
 

cbetta

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Jul 5, 2006
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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.
 
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nmamur

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Sep 8, 2006
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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...
 
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®îçhå®?

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Mar 7, 2006
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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.
 
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dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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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.
 
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jonutarr

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Sep 1, 2006
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OZ
why did they change? mac mini and imac are the same!

bring back iBook!

IBOOK C2D!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
 
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generik

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Aug 5, 2005
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dynamicv said:
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.
 
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jackc

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Oct 19, 2003
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iBookG4user said:
As long as it's fast and has an Apple logo on it, then it's fine :D. Although Powerbook sounds better though.
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.
 
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GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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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.
 
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Diejws

macrumors member
Sep 26, 2006
37
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Arkansas
Macbook reads better than it sounds aloud, but it isn't an awful switch. I definitely prefered PowerBook and iBook though.
 
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Steven1621

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Apr 10, 2003
796
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Connecticut
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.
 
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rkriheli

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Dec 11, 2002
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new york, ny
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.
 
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zephead

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Apr 27, 2006
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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.

GimmeSlack12 said:
Hey at least they didn't name it the Wii.
Good call. :D
 
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jhande

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Sep 20, 2006
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Denmark
I kinda like MacBook, except for one little detail: When people pronounce it McBook, as in McDonalds :D
 
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jamesi

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Sep 13, 2005
595
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Davis CA
powerbook and ibook were much better. adding mac to all of the names has made the names too simple. macbook and macbook pro? bleh
 
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zac4mac

macrumors 6502
Jun 18, 2002
306
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near Boulder, CO. USA
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.

Z
 
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