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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RE: Wrong priorities
by p13. on Sat 8th Mar 2014 23:01 UTC in reply to "Wrong priorities"
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I think both functionality and aesthetics are important.

If you want to spend money on an ugly pleather laptop, fine. No one is stopping you.
Personally, i don't feel like buying something that i don't find attractive.

Let's put it this way.

I find a big old thinkpad with it's black featureless design to be beautiful. I find a mbp to be beautiful. Both are very different, but very nice in it's own way.

This thing just tries to be different for the sake of being different. It tries too hard. It's yelling "look at me". I don't like it ... so i won't buy it.

Edited 2014-03-08 23:04 UTC

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