How I would've rebranded the Macbooks

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  1. drossad macrumors regular

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    I personally think Apple should've brought back the name "iBook" for the white plastic macbook.

    Then, they could've given the two 13" models and the base 15" model the SD card reader and named them the "Macbook" since they have integrated graphics.

    Finally, keep the Express/34 slot on the two higher end 15" models and the 17" model and kept them as the "Macbook Pro" since these have the integrated and dedicated graphics.

    Wouldn't this have made more sense for targeting the people buying Apple laptops?

    I think so at least.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I think that would make things way more confusing.
     
  3. ecstasy macrumors 6502

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    I agree.

    And would they really bring back 'iBook'?
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Let alone have two identical models with different names.
     
  5. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    How exactly would it make it more confusing?

    At least this way it would've put the white Macbook in it's own class, and put the integrated graphics and SD card readers in the "next level" MB consumer line with an extra choice of a 15" instead of only a 13" option.

    Then the MBP would still have dedicated graphics and Express/34 slot for the "pro" user line.

    Makes complete sense.
     
  6. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which models would be identical?
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    15" model the SD card reader and named them the "Macbook

    two higher end 15" models and the 17" model and kept them as the "Macbook Pro"
     
  8. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here is a really basic example of what I'm saying in chart form.

    Still seem confusing?
     

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  9. drossad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Identical because of the single fact that they're aluminum?

    That would just further the idea that Apple makes top notch products for consumers and pros alike.
     
  10. David-fr macrumors 6502

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    I used to see apple like BMW giving size importance...base model 3 series = to 13 Inch, then 5 series = to 15inch and 7 series= to 17 inch the last M5 = MacBook air. Now they've destroyed that!!
     
  11. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    no it just sounds like a bad idea

    what they should have done is exactly the same thing - but perhaps adding a cheaper MacBook/BlackBook for 799/899$

    13.3 "
    1.66/1.83 Intel Core 2 Duo (MBA anyone?)
    2GB of RAM (4GB Max)
    GMA950
    120GB HDD
    2 USB ports
    1 FW400
    Bluetooth and IR are extra $$
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Bringing back the iBook name would be seen as moving backwards, not forwards. People don't want what they perceive as yesterday's technology.
     
  13. Ploki macrumors 68010

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    like 13" MBP and 13" MB. :D ?

    to the OP: woops, just did the same rebranding in a neigbour thread ;) looks like we got a similar idea.
     
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    "MacBook" was adopted to separate the line from the "iBook" and "PowerBook" units that ran the G-series of processors. No need to bring that back.

    I do think it was weird to go all pro on everything, but part of me wonders if that was done intentionally to roll out some lower-cost MacBooks that are cheaper than $999. Drop the screen a little bit, put an Atom in there, small SSD, maybe 1GB of RAM and you could possibly have a $600-700 netbook.
     
  15. Ploki macrumors 68010

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    nice prediction. compared to that, even the whitebook seems pro.. lol :)
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    needs a complete rebranding imo if they are going to bring 3 different models in.
     

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