Macbook Renaming Contest

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So, Apple announced the new "Macbook"s, and http://www.apple.com/powerbook/ now redirects to their page. But it's still a dumb name. Post your best suggestions for a good name for them, and in seven days an arbitrary judging committee will choose the best one for it's official name on Applefritter.

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deja vu?
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Macbook Pro got voted the "Pr

Macbook Pro got voted the "Probook"

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My vote goes with [b]Powerboo

My vote goes with Powerbook.

The "Power" in Powerbook existed back in the 68K days, so the name isn't associated with a processor like the "Power Macintosh" name.
I say stick with an identifiable brand name.

MacBook just isn't a nice name to pronounce. Too much like Ack, Ook!

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In keeping with my suggestions for the MacBook Pro ...

You may recall my suggested name for the MacBook Pro: "PowerBook Fred."

My suggested name for the MacBook: "PowerBook Barney."

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i vote the Pii, since this is

i vote the Pii, since this is the Powerful Intel successor to the Ibook

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ooh, i like that too. but how

ooh, i like that too. but how is it pronounced? pie or pee?

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actually . . .

IMHO MacBook isn't nearly so bad as MacBook Pro.

iNtyBook
iMacBook
MaciBook
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iBi
iI
iWhatever
Tongue

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It's just missing a little something...

Based on its chicklet keyboard it should clearly be called the "MacBook Junior", or perhaps just "MBjr" for short. Does this presage a new look for the next rev of the Mac Mini, or the desktop G5 replacement? I can see it now...

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Actually, the keyboard isn't

Actually, the keyboard isn't chicklet-- the close-up photos show that the keys are seperated from the case (no icky mebrane keyboards here!), but I digress. I think Macbook is actually a good name for this computer.

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Chicklet != membrane

The MacBook sure looks like a chicklet keyboard to me. The definition of "chicklet keyboard" meaning a flat non-sculpted key seperated by case plastic, ala PCjr or early Radio Shack Color Computers:

Membrane keyboards don't have keys at all, like the Atari 400 or Sinclair ZX-80:

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Oh, I see what you mean. I th

Oh, I see what you mean. I thought you were talking about those loathesome rubber buttons or membrane keyboards.

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Re: Oh, I see what you mean. I th

moosemanmoo wrote:

Oh, I see what you mean. I thought you were talking about those loathesome rubber buttons or membrane keyboards.

It's true there are those hybrids, like calculator keypads, where you have a membrane or rubber sheet with "bumps" inserted through a plastic benzel. To really be true to form though, a "real" chicklet keyboard needs discrete hard plastic keycaps. They're the "chicklets", after all.

(Admittedly a lot of chicklet keyboard designs actually have a membrane or rubber-dome mechanism under the keycaps. Which makes me wonder what the MBjr uses, honestly.)

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Just because I'm looking at a

Just because I'm looking at a bottle fo the stuff sitting on a coaster on the desk near my mini I hearby submit the name:
Squirt
Further, a brand-distinction must be made ro else we might bring the ire of the soda makers:
Macbook Squirt or MBS to be further expanded into Mac-like Box of Stuff for the entire Intel-based line. Wink

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~ProBook

Since ProBook won the MacBook Pro renaming contest (thank you very much), I thought I'd throw in my idea for the new name for the MacBook. Obviously, the "MacBook Amateur" just doesn't roll off the tongue... does "AmaBook?" How about "ConBook?" Well... I can re-enter "DynaBook" can't I? And... what's wrong with "iBook?" "WhiteBook" and "BlackBook" too obvious? MonoBook?

Well... I still had lots of unused ideas for names...

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Since the kept the i in iMac

Since the kept the i in iMac why didn't the keep the i here? iVote iBook.

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I Know What to Call It...

... "mine."

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The results are in folks.

The results are in folks.

All the judges (whoever is an AF mod/admin, is on my AIM list, and happened to be online) voted for the iBook. Honorable mention goes to the Mactop.

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iWon!

iWon!

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i still like the Pii

i still like the Pii Wink it's pronounced pee Wink kind of like nintendo's Wii

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