EEE-nough already ~ Bad Product Names

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

EEE-nough already

The Asus EEE PC


Technically it's not spelled with all capitals, Eee. However, it is still an initialism. What it stands for is a bit redundant: easy to learn, easy to work, easy to play.

Guess they needed to resort to tripling of the letters since the i-craze, e-craze, x-craze, what have you, is so cliche now.
What's to stop someone from seeing "NEW EEE PC" and thinking it has to do a shoe size width? Also, wouldn't you want your products being AAA quality rather than low-grade sounding EEE?


43 comments:

Hye said...

You got your point there. I like your blog. You are very observant with the product names.

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Zazsis burgundy ring said...

The Asus EEE PC is a good model though. It made it into my shorlist of possible new PCs. Now that you mention it, I can't figure out what the EEE is about.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I am not the only one who dislikes this name! The laptop is adorable, but the name, eee...I don't know, just don't like it.

skip said...

Yeah. Agreeable.! Now I found someone in common with me on that. ha.

RSX sailer said...

I have to agree on the name, though the amount of mods that are so easy to do it are increditable. Well, easy if you have a degree in electrical engineering...

chihuahua said...

Eee is rather low grade sounding. It also reminds me of Eeek!, which is a scream of fear and tells me to run away.

Not a pretty name choice.

:O)

Cosmetic Dentist said...

It is a lame name for some very lame pcs.

David said...

Im not much of a fan of the name either but I love my eee PC!

lsu football said...

2 many dang "e"'s. It confuses me with all of those vowels stacked up.

pokerstars said...

Jesus what were they thinking? Too many e's connected together for me.

Anonymous said...

That's really funny... I came across a group the other day which seemed to be using the hyphen in all their URL's rentin-marbella.com I'm now looking for funny versions with hyphens because Spanish names can be quite funny !

Fairings Kits said...

Maybe a re-designing of the logo may help a little bit.

Denis said...

You got your point there. I like your blog. You are very observant with the product names.

Japanese Bushido said...

EEE-nough already, I love it!

California said...

I don't like the name either. It's kinda dumb how each E stands for a phrase and not a single word. 3E is too simple if they wanted to live by the Eee concept?

Bhajan said...

eee PC!! maybe "PC with 3e" could have been a better name

Sydney Hotels said...

wonder how many man hours were spent thinking up that creative beauty?!

Dental Focus said...

Its not right each and every product does gives its meaning. This one is something different.

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TestKing said...

I think re-designing of the logo may help you little bit more.

cotton candy machine said...

yeah, the logo is a bit much.

I Need Money said...

Personally, I really like the EeePC. Good value for your money.

alquiler madrid said...

I´ve a Eee Pc and it´s a great laptop, but the name and logo are so bad.

Hypnosis Melbourne said...

What on earth were they thinking when their marketing team pulled this one out of the toilet? eeeek!

Krakow tours said...

The eee sounds to me exactly like the sort of noise you don't want your computer to make. So to associate that with your brand seems very silly.

Pawel said...

The logo is not good. It look somehow disturbed.

funny sms said...

It also reminds me of Eeek!, which is a scream of fear and tells me to run away It is a lame name for some very lame pcs.

Bingo said...

That people don't have imagination! My 3 years old nephew would do it better.

TV Wall Bracket said...

May not be the best name, but this product has been selling itself just fine. Perhaps it's supposed to be suggestive of "Wii", a console that actually panders to a very similar crowd as this PC?

bojan said...

Maybe a re-designing of the logo may help a little bit.

vize said...

The laptop is adorable, but the name, eee.

cursos madrid said...

not that bad

eventos valencia said...

good laptop

mujer said...

yeah

coches said...

great

restaurantes valencia said...

eeeeeeeeee

viajar said...

horrible name

programas said...

i like it

descenso sella said...

Personally, I really like the EeePC. Good value for your money.

hotels benidorm said...

EEE-nough already, I love it

personalised football gifts@ said...

very valid point, it's all getting a bit too silly now. really glad ive stumbled across this blog, lightens up my day. thanks!

Local Services Expert - Melba Denosta said...

I really like ASUS brand because their laptops are durable but I don't think I like the eee name either, it sounded funny and low grade computer. Maybe they have to change the name to something better..one E is enough I guess. I like your post!

Mohamed Bouhmidi said...

the eee pc is a good model but it's very expansive for me !!!

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