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Jan 11, 2008, 04:10 AM
 
We are once again considering merging the MacBookPro/PowerBook and MacBook/iBook forums into a single Mac Laptops forum. The machines have become very similar today, which causes duplication between the two forums.

The forums will not be merged until after the MWSF 2008 keynote, in case Apple should introduce a radically different laptop, such as an ultralite or tablet.

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Jan 11, 2008, 04:20 AM
 
I'm for it. If you need another mod for the merged forum, let me know. yes I'm being serious
     
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Jan 11, 2008, 08:30 AM
 
I think its a good idea for the reasons stated.

We see enough questions asking about the MacBook in the MBP forum and vice versa I'm sure. At least that was the case early one.
     
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Jan 11, 2008, 09:26 AM
 
Perfect.
     
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Jan 11, 2008, 12:23 PM
 
I propose waiting until after the 15th...
     
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Jan 11, 2008, 01:44 PM
 
Sounds good to me, I've been expecting this change for a while now.

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Jan 11, 2008, 02:08 PM
 
I think it's a good idea. Also, though, it would help to have a legacy question thread (for those of us still using Powerbooks and ibooks).
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Jan 11, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
I propose waiting until after the 15th...
I second analogika's suggestion.
     
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Jan 12, 2008, 08:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
I propose waiting until after the 15th...
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I second analogika's suggestion.
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It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jan 12, 2008, 10:37 PM
 
read people, read:

The forums will not be merged until after the MWSF 2008 keynote, in case Apple should introduce a radically different laptop, such as an ultralite or tablet.
     
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Jan 13, 2008, 01:35 AM
 
excellent idea...or go all out the other way, and separate forums by macbook color, macbook pro screen size, ram, configuration...

(no really, merge those forums already)
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Jan 13, 2008, 11:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
read people, read:
I can read thanks. I realise that a change won't happen until after the Expo, because thats what reader50 said. What I was supporting was not discussing what change to make, because everybody saying 'yes lets change them' will be pointless if the line changes at MW anyway.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jan 13, 2008, 08:43 PM
 
Even an ultralight should be mixed in with the MB/MBP since it would be the same architecture.

A UMPC would probably belong in a different forum since it's a different architecture.
     
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Jan 13, 2008, 10:27 PM
 
I would still merge the 2 forums even if Apple comes out with a UMPC or tablet, let the UMPC have its own forum.
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Jan 13, 2008, 10:41 PM
 
Do it ... do it.
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Another yes vote from me
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Jan 14, 2008, 11:44 AM
 
Watch the MacBook Air be real just to throw a wrench in this merger.
     
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Jan 14, 2008, 11:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by mkbhatia View Post
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My thought exactly.

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Jan 14, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
The less boards the better.

Do it!

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Jan 15, 2008, 05:33 PM
 
Okay - fuse 'em.

The MacBook Air is all over both forums- obviously blurring the line between the two to the point where it really makes no sense to keep them separate.
     
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Jan 15, 2008, 06:22 PM
 
Do it..... Do it.....

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Jan 15, 2008, 07:12 PM
 
Maybe things would be better off if there's a "Notebook" forum for Intel-based Macs, and a separate forum for the older PPC macs. If there is a good line of separation now among the Apple notebooks, it's Intel vs. Non-Intel....
     
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Jan 15, 2008, 07:25 PM
 
^ good point.
     
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Jan 15, 2008, 10:47 PM
 
PPC v Intel would be a potentially good forum idea if it weren't for the fact that the entire idea behind the notebook forum change is consolidation.
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Jan 15, 2008, 11:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Okay - fuse 'em.

The MacBook Air is all over both forums- obviously blurring the line between the two to the point where it really makes no sense to keep them separate.
good point.. If I were to guess.. it would more or less go in the "pro" category.
     
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Jan 16, 2008, 10:09 AM
 
The MacBook Air provides an even *BETTER* reason for consolidation. Since that machine is sort of a "bridge" between the pro and the amateur world.
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Jan 16, 2008, 10:20 AM
 
So why no consolidation yet?

Where do MBA posts go to now? Why are there two huge MBA threads in separate forums?

I agree with above posters. Now's the best time to consolidate.
     
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Jan 16, 2008, 12:01 PM
 
Consolidation is a good idea.

It should be noted that the MacBook is faster and more feature rich than the Pro-wannabe MacBook Air. Furthermore, while some pro apps like Final Cut Studio don't officially support the MacBook, they will install on the MacBook (since Apple doesn't prevent this), and will run just fine on it judging by reports.




It seems clear that Apple thinks the MacBook is close enough now. This is in stark contrast to the old days when the iBooks were so poorly spec'd vs the pro line so that it deserved a separate category. This was especially true when the iBooks were still using G3s.

But all of that has changed. A unified laptop category would make a ton of sense.
     
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Jan 17, 2008, 12:57 AM
 
Merge away.
     
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Jan 17, 2008, 07:08 PM
 
Merger makes sense.
     
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Jan 17, 2008, 07:19 PM
 
i've seen the same discussions over and over in both forums. please let us know of any plans for the merger. thanks
     
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Jan 17, 2008, 07:47 PM
 
It's in the works. The MBA does not change the equation enough.

Some of the Admins are tied up in MWSF, which is the main delay right now.
     
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Jan 19, 2008, 06:52 PM
 
Done
     
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Jan 19, 2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Jan 20, 2008, 08:01 PM
 
I like it. Sort of shortens the main page, and there aren't any MacBook questions in the MacBook Pro forum and vice versa. Very nice, thanks!
     
   
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