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The MacBook name sucks pretty much. I know they couldn't call it PowerBook anymore since it doesn't have a PowerPC in, but name, they could have found a better name. I thought that by thinking about the problem for at least a minute we could {censored} out a better name.

Now I gotta give a better name um.... mmmh.. Apple mmh.. AppleBook. Ok, still sucks, but yet less than MacBook. OK your turn now

PS : Has anyone noticed how the iMac design sucks ass? No wonder whether or not the iMac would have been such a revolution in 1998 with such a design.

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The MacBook name sucks pretty much. I know they couldn't call it PowerBook anymore since it doesn't have a PowerPC in, but name, they could have found a better name. I thought that by thinking about the problem for at least a minute we could {censored} out a better name.

Now I gotta give a better name um.... mmmh.. Apple mmh.. AppleBook. Ok, still sucks, but yet less than MacBook. OK your turn now

PS : Has anyone noticed how the iMac design sucks ass? No wonder whether or not the iMac would have been such a revolution in 1998 with such a design.


Powerbooks existed before they could even put a PowerPC processor in a mobile machine, so the name is in no way tied to the PowerPC moniker. Name sucks, 'nuf said.

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What is wrong w/the iMac design? I kinda like them...

I hate the new name, I'll just say MBP.

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It does suck! Sounds like you can get one with a Happy Meal at MacDonalds.

They could have kept PoweBook - no problem.

Hope the PoweMac doesn't become the MacMac!

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Hope the PoweMac doesn't become the MacMac!

Hehe, thought the same too when I heard the new name. :dev:

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It really sucks! How cool the name "Powerbook" is! It's powerful because of this unique name, but what the hell about the MacBook.....

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mmmhhh, I should change my screen name for PowerGirl? Sounds like PowerPuff Girl, I don't think so.

So my next comp will macgirl's MacBook, I like it, I prefer than MacTelBook.

I also think that they still name them PowerBooks, maybe CoreBook LOL, DuoBook more LOL, BTW there was an Apple Macintosh PowerBook Duo back in 1994.

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Something like ProBook or ProfessionalBook would be better?

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Maybe the PowerBook will come back as a more powerfull line of laptops.

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The MacBook name sucks pretty much. I know they couldn't call it PowerBook anymore since it doesn't have a PowerPC in, but name, they could have found a better name. I thought that by thinking about the problem for at least a minute we could {censored} out a better name.

Now I gotta give a better name um.... mmmh.. Apple mmh.. AppleBook. Ok, still sucks, but yet less than MacBook. OK your turn now

PS : Has anyone noticed how the iMac design sucks ass? No wonder whether or not the iMac would have been such a revolution in 1998 with such a design.

It's just a name nothing else. Until I don't have conversations with my notebook I'll give a {censored} about his name :)

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Not the best name...

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Something like ProBook or ProfessionalBook would be better?


Apple ProBook is good I think, but what about iBook ?
FunBook ? :)) or even better.. HomeBook ? :))

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I was thinking of something along the lines of IntelliBook (but Microsoft will probably b*tch about it with their IntelliMouse). IntelliBook even includes the Intel name.

I wonder what PowerMac is gonna be...my guess is Macintosh Pro?

Edited by INFNITE, 11 January 2006 - 06:11 PM.


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A few more suggestions from IRC:

appletop
notemac / iNotemac
iPortable
Mob-i-mac
BookIntosh
intellitosh
intellimac


& less seriously, perhaps:

iPricey
Snobbintosh
sMack
sMacMyBitchUp
macDaddyBook
BigMacAttack
MacGyver


So how hard can it be? how unimaginative is MacBook? I hope they didn't spend any money coming up with it ..

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intellimac
sMacMyBitchUp
macDaddyBook
BigMacAttack

:)
lololol

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i like the name "ibook", they could have replaced "Powerbook" with "ibook pro". But after a day of reading about the MacBook Pro, the name is starting to grow on me.

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tada....!

The TravelMac Pro! (vs the TravelMac which replaces the iBook)

(okay, I kinda stole that moniker from the Acer laptop line, but it rolls nicely of the tongue, doesn't it?)

Edited by menneke, 12 January 2006 - 01:10 PM.


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I was thinking of something along the lines of IntelliBook (but Microsoft will probably b*tch about it with their IntelliMouse). IntelliBook even includes the Intel name.

I wonder what PowerMac is gonna be...my guess is Macintosh Pro?


haha tough about the IntelliBook too, but I thought it'd sound too much as if it was some Intel product, after all the PowerBook wasn't nammed IBMBook. PentiBook then maybe? I still like PowerBook better

A few more suggestions from IRC:

appletop
notemac / iNotemac
iPortable
Mob-i-mac
BookIntosh
intellitosh
intellimac
& less seriously, perhaps:

iPricey
Snobbintosh
sMack
sMacMyBitchUp
macDaddyBook
BigMacAttack
MacGyver
So how hard can it be? how unimaginative is MacBook? I hope they didn't spend any money coming up with it ..


haha, i like the BookIntosh one, sounds somewhat silly. Just what I thought tho, so easy to come up with something less worse than MacBook. All of that just to make the transition clear I guess, pfff..

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I also think that they still name them PowerBooks, maybe CoreBook LOL, DuoBook more LOL, BTW there was an Apple Macintosh PowerBook Duo back in 1994.


Apple Core Book? Hmm... Macgirl, that's a great one! :)

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Apple Core Book? Hmm... Macgirl, that's a great one! :)


Better than Apple Cook Book :P :lol: :laser:





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