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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Flatland_Spider
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2006-09-01

Samsung stuff always looks cheap and gimmicky, to me, and it's pretty obvious Samsung is an engineering company first and foremost. They might have a couple of guys who might have taken an art class in college to do styling, but they're clueless overall.

Maybe it's a cultural thing, and I, as an American, don't get it. This could be the most super, awesome thing in some other part of the world.

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tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Samsung stuff always looks cheap and gimmicky, to me, and it's pretty obvious Samsung is an engineering company first and foremost. They might have a couple of guys who might have taken an art class in college to do styling, but they're clueless overall.

Yeah.

Here is the pinnacle of Samsung's cheap and clueless design: http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/09/samsung-digital-picture-frame-st...

Anything that looks like that is equally cheap and gimmicky, unlike any of the products from Apple.

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