I nominate "Macbook Pro Classic"; any other ideas?

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  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    I would like to nominate "Macbook Pro Classic" to be the official designation for the previous generation macbook pro's in these forums. Writing "previous generation", "PG", and "early 2008" feels somehow more cumbersom, IMHO.

    Does anyone have other ideas? Perhaps we can create a poll after this thread grows a little. :)
     
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    I concur! MBP Classic is how I'm referring to it now. :apple:
     
  4. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    "MBP Classic"

    For all the joiks out there badmouthing this model, go back to your PCs or Vaios or Acers. The MBP Classic will go down as one of the longest reigning, most successful laptop designs ever - for good reason. :cool:
     
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    I thought people generally called them by their respective processor architectures. Ex: Merom, Santa Rosa, Penryn... and this new one is Montevina.
     
  6. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    MBP Classic (and processor identity) should work
     
  7. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    OK, cool.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Can we also add the LCD designation? :D
     
  9. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LCD Designation

    Weren't most of the -Macbook Pro Classic- models Matte? My understanding was that the option was the glossy. Does anyone have some figures of what the percentage was?

    If matte was the standard and glossy the option, I would think that an LCD designation would not be nescessairy unless it was glossy.

    Furthermore, if this was the case, it makes the move to glossy screens all the more puzzeling. Perhaps glossy is just cheaper and they had to do this to make up for the more expensive case...

    Does anyone have figures on the percentage of glossy vs. matte screens on the Macbook Pro Classic models?
     
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    I'm gonna call it "MacBook Pro (processor Id), thin bezel, matte or glossy, silver keys, 1 button trackpad, inaccessible hdd, aka MBPPTMGS1I.
     
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  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    As much as I hate "MacBook Pro Classic" or whatever, using those crazy processor code names is worse. I'm an uber nerd and I can't even tell you which processor I have. It's a 2.16GHz C2D. Too much else goes into a computer to narrow it down to a processor.

    I'm sticking with the "late 08" or whatever until someone official does better since that's what Apple calls them on their support site.
     
  14. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    MacBook Classic (MBC)
    and
    MacBook Pro Classic (MBPC)

    I like the first better.
     
  15. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I for one oppose this designation on the grounds that it sounds too much like the comparison between New Coke and Coke Classic. :p
     
  16. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice....

    Yeah, it works pretty well. I'd change the white font in your signature, though. It's too hard to read.
     
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    Mac4Obama:

    How did you see that? Do you have the dreaded yellow screen problem? I couldn't see it against the white background until I selected it.
     
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    Thats why I did it.. Its sorta irrelevant info I made white.. A secret message for anyone who figures it out.. ;)
     
  19. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Well the design of the "classic" is the same design as the Powerbook G4.

    So maybe it should be Macbook G4?
     
  20. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    sneaky...
     
  21. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular

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    MacBook Pro Classic is very apple:apple::apple::apple: like name. Like it :D
     
  22. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    DITTO! I honestly love that name. It really draws a distinction between the shinny, new feeling of the late 08 models. Classic really gives it the timeless feel it deserves.

    Not to mention the 2.5 MBP Classic is almost as good as the middle of the line MBP late 08.
     
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