PC makers have been copying the Mac for years, but every now and then you just have to shake your head yet again. HP has unveiled two laptops that blatantly rip off Apple’s designs. It’s so painfully obvious that it makes you wonder if HP wants customers to be fooled into thinking they’re buying from Apple.
The Pavilion TouchSmart 11 and Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook appear “to be trying to ape the MacBook Pro with Retina Display,” notes The Verge. That’s a tactful way of saying that HP is trying to ride the Apple train all the way to the bank. It’s surprising that HP hasn’t committed any patent infringement to get the look so close to the MacBook.
Apple did something original and innovative when it released the first unibody MacBook Pro, and it’s a shame to see other manufacturers trying to capture lightning in a bottle twice all these years later. HP CEO Meg Whitman truly wanted a “unified design language across HP’s entire portfolio of consumer machines,” according to The Verge. That design language just happens to be Apple’s.
More images are available to prove the point at The Verge.
- Source The Verge