Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Mar 2014 20:42 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Out of the millions of things Samsung throws at a wall each year to see what sticks, they seem to have picked the fake leather on devices. The most recent victim? A Windows 8 laptop - the ATIV Book 9 'Style'. This thing joins the phones, tablets, and ChromeBooks Samsung has already tacked the fake leather onto.

Genuine question: is there anyone in the audience here who likes this look? If so, why?

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Wrong priorities
by xminusone on Sat 8th Mar 2014 22:54 UTC
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I dunno, do all of you REALLY spend that much time just staring at the housing of your gadgets/devices?

I just look to see how durable it is. I mean, if it's horribly ugly--or anything designed by the "Smell us!" Apple crew--then it simply won't do.

This Samsung thing is innocuous with a slight dollop of bad taste. If you think bad taste in product design is ever going to go away, well, no, it's not.

Don't get distracted by design to the point where superior function goes by the wayside.

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