Apple’s industrial design is the envy of the world. And the copycats prove it.
The MacBook from Apple has set a new standard of design and sleek-machined metal. Predictably, numerous other manufacturers have entered the field with obvious ripoffs of the Apple MacBook.
The most shameless candidates are the Lenovo U300, Samsung Series 7, and now the HP Folio 13– which boingboing called the MacBook HP.
According to AtlanticWire, the Lenovo wins the award for the most brazen pilfering of industrial design, with its sunken keyboard, the frame around the display and the clean, silver top.
It’s really quite stunning to me that Samsung would be one of the creators of the ripoff of MacBook, considering it is fighting an Apple lawsuit for ripping off Apple’s iPhone design. At the same time I marvel at the lack of original vision from such huge companies as HP. Is it really that hard to write a big check to a decent design firm to create something original and tasteful?
As my grandma used to say, money does not buy taste. How right she was.
What’s pathetic is how low-ball these ripoffs are. To appreciate this, watch the amazing 3- min video below about the design and making of the Apple MacBook. Doubtful that HP, Samsung, or Lenovo put anything like what’s shown into their products.
Story source: AtlanticWire.