So What We Gonna Call It?

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What shall we call it

  1. MBP Type R

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. MBP-R

    16 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. R-MBP

    39 vote(s)
    38.6%
  4. MBP Retina

    9 vote(s)
    8.9%
  5. Retina MBP

    31 vote(s)
    30.7%
  1. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    As always new models earn their shortened nickname after being out a while, though we could have a poll to see the best/most popular name for the new model.
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I've just been calling it the RMBP, no hyphen. I figure in another year or so all MBPs will be Retina-display equipped, and we can go back to just calling them MBPs.
     
  3. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

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    Retina Macbook
    Legacy Macbook

    Only convention that makes sense.
     
  5. Adidas Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK Everyone ignore the Hyphens :D
     
  6. IncredibleBulk macrumors newbie

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    RMBP

    But I do like the idea of a honda-ish Type-R logo that can go on the lid :cool:
     
  7. Adidas Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    If only, IF ONLY our laptop could have as much class as this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Now RMBP.
    When the old ones are discontinued and there are only RMBP around we switch back to MBP only.
     
  11. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    The predominant abbreviation I've seen is "RMBP". I think that's the easiest one to type and understand. Calling it the "MBP Type-R" makes it sound like a wannabe sports car. If that's the one we go with, we all have to put body kits on them and increase fan noise by putting a huge muffler contraption on the back.
     
  12. Adidas Addict thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll see your Ferrari and raise you a Lamborghini :D

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    The type R was a bit of light hearted fun, but it's getting votes :D
     
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  15. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    I like MBPr, MBPR or MBP-R. :)

    RMBP is clean too, but breaks the traditional start with MBP itself.


    And continuing with the tradition to syllabize acronyms:

    uhm-beep-er (MBPR) sounds better than Errembpp (RMBP).
     
  16. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    The Type-R sounds like something a high school dropout working at their friend's body shop would call it.

    RMBP was my choice although MBPR would do just as nicely. I think its better to have the "R" out front since it identifies what you're talking about immediately.
     
  17. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Why can we not just call it what Apple calls it?

    Are we all just so lazy that we can't type out "MacBook Pro with retina display?"
     
  19. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Yes, if even "MacBook Pro" is routinely shortened to "MBP".
     
  20. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i'm thinking:

    "mid-2012 first-generation retina-screen macbook pro 15" sans optical drive"..

    or

    m2012fgrsmbp15sod (for short)
     
  21. Boiler macrumors regular

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    rmbp

    rmbp

    feel bad for non-retina mbp

    like plain iced tea getting stuck with unsweetened iced tea moniker
     
  22. Cypther macrumors member

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    They should call the new Macbook pro retina "No more 17"
     
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  24. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I'm calling it the rMBP. I think it looks better with a lower case r. Just me though
     

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