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Danamania
14th September 2007, 08:15 AM
Now some time's gone by and we've had a chance to get used to everything, do you like the names Macbook and Macbook Pro more than Powerbook and iBook?

Aa
14th September 2007, 08:18 AM
Perhaps more than powerbook, but i was quite fond of the imac/ibook pairing.

Still not sure why the let iMac survive and not the iBook.

The Fluffy Duck
14th September 2007, 08:20 AM
I used to hate the name change but now I prefer it :)

Brewster
14th September 2007, 08:28 AM
Perhaps more than powerbook, but i was quite fond of the imac/ibook pairing.

Still not sure why the let iMac survive and not the iBook.

I think the idea was to get "Mac" into all the names. Despite this I think iBook & Powerbook were better names.

mjankor
14th September 2007, 09:07 AM
Lay on, Macbook, : And damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!

BiRDBRAiN
14th September 2007, 06:57 PM
More POWER!!!

Was nice to tell all those pesky Wind0ze laptop users that I had a Powerbook.

Now I go, "I've got a Macbook", and people are like "You've got a what?" ><

Atomac
14th September 2007, 07:26 PM
I think that the original Apple portable names were better. I can see that Apple wanted to get "Mac" into the names of the whole product line, but surely "i" is just as significant for Apple now. I think that the new names are a bit contrived. Although not part of this topic I find Mac Pro the most contrived of all.

However, "i" is fairly ubiquitous in the tech industry. A lot of companies now roll "i" products. So I suppose "Mac" is more unique.

cosmichobo
16th September 2007, 06:31 PM
*lol* I was JUST thinking about this exact topic - beat me to it, Dana.

I didn't like that they got rid of "Powerbook"... But, that said, with the fullness of time... I guess it does work to better associate the machine with the brand it belongs to...

Have to agree now though, that the "i"Mac is standing out like a sore thumb...