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2006 PowerBook Duo - Thoughts From The Green Dragon

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Apple annouced their new intel based Macs yesterday at MacWorld. They look feature rich and I will soon have one. I only have two complaints.

1) No modem. I understand not having a modem, but the offering on the Apple store page is for a USB modem. It seems like it would have been a better idea to sell an airport base station with a modem to customers instead of a USB modem.

2) This big error. MacBook? I expect better from Apple. That name doesn't work for me. I think everyone should just refer to it as the 2006 PowerBook Duo and maybe Apple will change the name.

So, go out and buy a 2006 PowerBook Duo. If you have a site where you sell them, that is what you should call them.

We can make a difference.

:-)
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From:theoted
Date:January 11th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)

The MacBook Name

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I'm guessing that the reason why Apple has not gone with a PowerBook-y name is that they hope that this laptop will replace the iBooks as well. I'm guessing that "MacBook Pro" is going to be the PowerBook and "MacBook" is going to be the iBook.

I'm guessing this also helps Apple retain some of its brandizing even after people install other operating systems on their Apple hardware... If they stuck with "PowerBook" then it loses some of its Apple-ness once lots of people start using them in very general ways. Having a "MacBook" always reminds everyone around that regardless of the application, it's still a Mac...

At least that's my guess...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 16th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: The MacBook Name

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MacBook Pro sounds like a PC name. I think it jars my ears, but the PC market seems to live on that stuff (bad product names). "Mac Aluminum Zephyr" could be a train or a retro-named laptop, and it might sound like a cool alternative, but the thing is, Apple wanted something that made everyone need to call the darn thing "Mac," in specific meme-generating fashion. "MacBook" forces you to say "Mac". If you chose "Mac Aluminum Zephyr" you'd have names like Zephyr, Albook, and Mac all being used, and the unambiguous meme wouldn't be in PC owners' faces. PowerBook has been a good name, but not when you're going after PC buyers; for them you'll need "Mac".
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 16th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)

Re: The MacBook Name

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MacBook Pro sounds like a PC name. I think it jars my ears, but the PC market seems to live on that stuff (bad product names). "Mac Aluminum Zephyr" could be a train or a retro-named laptop, and it might sound like a cool alternative, but the thing is, Apple wanted something that made everyone need to call the darn thing "Mac," in specific meme-generating fashion. "MacBook" forces you to say "Mac". If you chose "Mac Aluminum Zephyr" you'd have names like Zephyr, Albook, and Mac all being used, and the unambiguous meme wouldn't be in PC owners' faces. PowerBook has been a good name, but not when you're going after PC buyers; for them you'll need "Mac".

Michael Brian Bentley
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)

2006 PowerBook Duo

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Perhaps Duo is a bit of a misnomer. It's not like the MacBook is Nubus architecture or something that would prohibit it from keeping pace with the times. And besides, even my Duo has a buit-in 14.4 modem, which is better than no modem at all.

Now, if the MacBook required an external adapter for SCSI/firewire or ethernet, then I'd add my support for the Duo 2006 name.

From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 18th, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)
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I don't think MacBook is really that much different from iBook as far as having inspiring words goes. My main complaint is that they have two consonants back-to-back. It makes it just a bit harder to say, I think, and while it seems like a small detail, I think it will make it harder for the term to become widely used. I think a little reminder that it is a Mac for those people who don't think about computers enough to notice otherwise might not be a bad thing.
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