What's with all the people calling the new MacBook a GlassBook?

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  1. Halon X macrumors regular

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  2. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I call it UniBook, but whatever floats yr boat. :D
     
  3. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    everyone stop what you're doing, halon x thinks glassbook is a stupid name
     
  4. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    GlassBook sounds like it's made entirely of glass.
     
  5. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    I stopped. Now what?
     
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    LOL.


    Ummmm, because it has glass in it?
     
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    well it has 2 consecutive numbers, so you know its gotta be true.
     
  9. Halon X thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll bet you I'm not alone... I should have made this a poll. DOH!


    So does the MacBook Pro. From what I can tell, people are trying to use it as a way to better distinguish the MB from the MBP... There is no need.
     
  10. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Well, we called the titanium PowerBook "TiBook", the aluminum ditto "Albook", so why not call the glass-fronted MB and MB FW "Glassbook"?
     
  11. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Actually, we're disguinguishing it from the previous generation of the MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
     
  12. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    Aluminum + Glass + Macbook = Assbook, amirite?
     
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    you'll what me?

    i think its to distinguish between the new MBs and the old ones.
     
  14. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Absolutely.
     
  15. Halon X thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, That I guess I can understand.

    How were the last generation Macbooks distinguished from the ones before that?
     
  16. Halon X thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shoot, my fingers aren't doing too well on the keyboard this morning. I meant to say "bet". :eek:

    brb... Need to find coffee!
     
  17. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    By speed or processortype. But whenever a new sort of "scheme" surfaces, as we went from the black powerbooks to the titanium ditto, and then to the aluminium and now with another bigger revision (looks), people tend to use something that will distinguish it better. This time around it seems even more important, given the, let's say, lackluster specs in comparison to the previous generation.

    Edit: I guess one could call these the BrickBooks, or "Ingot Books", CNC-Books, and so on, but "Glassbook" rolls off the tongue easier, and you don't have to know specifics about the manufacturing process to know off-hand which "type" we talk about.

    Edit #2: We also distinguished the black MacBook from the white by calling it "BlackBook". It's what we tossers prefer as it's easier to differentiate.
     
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    hahahaha:D:D:D
    lol
     
  20. sfroom macrumors regular

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    Last gen white macbooks were referred to as "Penryn Macbook", the one's before were SR Macbook or Santa Rosa Macbook. I think the ones before that were commonly referred to as just C2D (or "Core 2" or "Core 2 Duo"), or possibly as Merom Macbooks. Previous to that was most likely just Core Duo, or "The new Macbook".
     
  21. Thetics macrumors regular

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    lol. Assbook it is. *strolls off to change his signature*
     
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    without fw, thats exactly how i feel about it.

    </rant>
     
  23. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    What we did in the past was call your mother and she'd tell us the correct term to use.
     
  24. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    The reason is fairly obvious

    It's because without exception the age of those who make up cutesy, cuddly, little names for their gear are adolescents.

    (ladies are exempt ) :D



    BTW, go to the MBP forum. It is refreshingly free of this
     
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    I don't know... the same reason as the "iTouch"? :eek:
     

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