I've only ever seen apple call laptops notebooks. The standard name for them where everybody knows what you're talk about is laptop. Near the start of their history, apple may have decided to refer to them as notebooks hoping it would catch on, but it clearly hasn't. So do you think apple should stop being so clingy with the name and change to laptops? It might be kinda hard at this point for them, but do you think they would? I mean it even stopped them from calling the macbook air 'The worlds thinnest laptop'. Instead it was 'the worlds thinnest notebook' and that probably lost a lot of non-mac owners who could see it was a laptop but were wondering what the difference is between a laptop and a notebook. Personally, when i didn't know much bout apple, i thought a notebook was a small laptop but those are now called netbooks and macbooks definitely aren't small laptops. What do you think? Is it just apple that calls them that?