Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2012 18:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Speaking of HP, the company replied to a question if they copied Apple for their latest ultrabook, the Envy Spectre XT. "There are similarities in a way, not due to Apple but due to the way technologies developed. Apple may like to think that they own silver, but they don't. In no way did HP try to mimic Apple. In life there are a lot of similarities." It's an ultrabook, a category of laptops defined by Intel. Coincidentally, Intel also developed the internals of the MacBook Air. These products are looking relatively similar because their internals have been designed by the same damn company. Get over it.
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"but the orginal 2008 design and the two follow-on updates PREDATE Intel's ultrabook spec

ultrabooks predate the air by many years
intel just came up with a name for them in 2011

you can take a look at the vaio x505 from 2004
and sony weren't the only ones building such laptops back then

This is the point I was trying to make I was just too bored to look around for previous designs.
The Air was a new form factor and the fact that the majority of the components inside are dictated by Intel has no correlation to the overall look and design of the laptop.
It's Apple which designs the packaging and it was Apple that decided what was going to be included IN THE AIR. If you go back to its introduction there were countless articles criticising the lack of various components inside the laptop. These decisions were all made by Apple not by Intel.
The shape and the design is derived by Apple and these others vendors are merely borrowing/copying it (because it's the right thing to do).

Get over it
PS: Thom you do know what a fraction means right? 9/10 is a fraction as is 1/7.

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