Manliness of MB, MBA, and MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dougelo7, Oct 20, 2008.


Which Apple laptop is the manliest?

  1. MacBook (new aluminum unibody version)

  2. MacBook Air

  3. MacBook Pro (new unibody version)

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  1. dougelo7 macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2008
    Okay, I go to school in a place where boys who associate themselves with anything not considered to be manly get ridiculed. To paint a picture for you, Criss-Cross Day was banned by the school principal because it "promoted male homosexuality." (Criss-Cross Day is when we all dress like the opposite gender.)

    Anyway, which do you think is the manliest: MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Why? :confused:

    BTW, disregard cost and specs (unless you're talking about the manliness of having a screamer laptop). I'm willing to work hard to earn the money for any Apple laptop. :)

    Please vote in the poll AND post your response. Thank you everyone!!!
  2. gretafour macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Seems like a simple formula to me: bigger screen, better graphics, more expensive but still practical. MBP wins the manliness contest in my book.

    Related to the phallus? Probably.
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I'd vote but there's no choice for this is a ridiculous poll. The fact that you posted something like this makes you a girly man in my (Mac)Book. :rolleyes:
  4. dougelo7 thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2008
    FYI, I'm still in high school and am just trying to maintain my reputation. :cool:
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Get a 17-inch MBP, paint it black and I dunno, glue a 17-inch artificial penis on it or something.
  6. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    The manliest laptop would be a Panasonic Toughbook, because you could just throw it at anybody you don't like and it would crush their skull. It would still work afterwards, too.

    I went with the Macbook because it shows that you can do more with less, and that you can do better with the same screen length - or, as a metaphor, length of the phallus, as greatfour briefly mentioned.
  7. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    get an Air and send it to Colorware and have them paint it pink.

    Girly boy :D

    No seriously just **** the Nazis.
  8. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Your school bans cross dressing and you're immediately worried about what computer you should get as a result?

    How about the one you can afford? Or the one that does what you need? Or the one that's the easiest to carry around?

    Put it in a pink speck case and call it a day. You'll be fine, really.
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    The sooner you realize that your possessions have nothing to do with your manliness, the sooner you can claim to be a man.
  10. MichaelLogan macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    None of them seem particularly "manly" to me. The softened edges, the two-tone colour scheme, the high-gloss screen... not exactly dead butch.

    As a gay man (we never had "criss-cross day" at my high school, and yet I still turned out the way I did--your principal is fighting a losing battle), I would find the whole question offensive except that you asked it very politely, you're still in high school, you're in Japan, and it's just so @#$%ing funny.

    I've seem similar discussions in car forums (my beloved Mini Cooper is seen as "girly" in many places, apparently, so you may want to avoid those).

    Good luck.
  11. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    you need to work on your self-esteem and confidence instead of posting here, and seeking the approval of people on this forum.

    1. All i can say if If you can't figure out using your own judgment out of the 3, then ....that's quite sad.

    2. a mac laptop even in pink will not get banned like criss cross day.

    3. if you want a manly laptop, go get a white asus eee, sounds like it fits you to a T.
  12. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    I voted MacBook Pro.
    I also didn't really understand the title.

    This is a nonsense thread and just to even everything out I think I'm going to make a thread titles "Which Is the Girliest? MB, MPA, or MBP."
  13. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    No Apple laptops are 'manly'.

    Thin and sexy and logical to operate is not manly.

    This is manly

    It has 8 cores of power to load porn even faster, it has Firewire 800 so you can load porn off your camera even faster, it has upto 6TB of storage to save porn on, and it can drive upto 8 30" Cinema Displays to maximise porn viewing.
  14. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I personally have always seen MacBooks as feminine and MacBook Pros as masculine. Not to be sexist, but in my experience women seem to levitate towards the MacBook and men more towards the Pro.
  15. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
  16. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
    I voted Pro, because it's so like a guy to get a notebook he doesn't need and make a hobby of reciting its specs (sorry to all men not affected by this habit).
  17. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I voted for MBP because only a man can afford one.

    If I were you, I prefer to attract girls with my Mac. With that said, the Air is the Sexiest.
  18. econoline06 macrumors 6502


    Aug 20, 2008
    Because high school matters.......:rolleyes:
  19. econoline06 macrumors 6502


    Aug 20, 2008
    LMAO. Agreed x2.
  20. chilipie macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2006
    If you're as rich as your profile claims you are, why not buy all three... and then make them each a case from bull foreskin.

    But not female homosexuality? Sexist and a homophobe!
  21. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    If you need to define your "manliness" by your computer, none of them are going to work... ;)
  22. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    If you are worried about manliness, then you just need to get the 17" MBP, all the other laptops are just small and useless.

    You also need to get the following and attach them to your new laptop somehow.

    1. Bullet hole stickers, cause that just looks bad a$$
    2. Large spoiler, it will make your computer *and* the internet faster
    3. A polished chrome fan, cause everyone is mesmerized by shiny-spinning objects.
    4. LEDs. glue them to the bottom of your laptop to get that glowing effect when it is sitting on your lap.
    5. Portable speakers, it isnt manly to listen to headphones, you need some big portable speakers to hook to you laptop so everyone can hear your music.

    But seriously. . . manliness is about confidence. A real 'manly-man' could bring in a pink laptop and boast to all of his friends that his laptop is the best thing since sliced bread, then cause everyone else to go out and spray paint their laptop's pink cause that is the cool thing to do.

    but, if the only 3 choices are the ones you gave, then go with the MBA, it looks like a sports car, compact and sleek.
  23. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Just ask yourself: What would Yao Ming do? He used the 12-inch Powerbook, so naturally he's a MacBook Air man.
  24. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Yeah, huh? I've always looked at MBP owners as having penis issues, especially the ones who haul around a 17".
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