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Oh please people, the Zenbook is painfully similar to the MBA. I'm no Apple fan, but really?

There was Sony Vaio X Series back in 2009, which was thin and light.

I think it's rather obvious that with each tech generation, laptops will get thinner and lighter, this is how progress works.

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post #32 of 210
This reminds me of a certain movie that begins with "Inglourious".
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Why isn't this a anti-trust issue?

This, how is this not anti-competitive behavior?
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Originally Posted by Kauke View Post

There was Sony Vaio X Series back in 2009, which was thin and light.
I think it's rather obvious that with each tech generation, laptops will get thinner and lighter, this is how progress works.

It's not about the thinness, it's more about the Zenbook's copying of the trademark slanted design that the Macbook Air has (along with the use of aluminum body, similar keyboard/trakpad layout and other things) which overall make it very similar to the MBA which preceded it.

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I'm not saying I agree with the method Apple decided to take care of it though.
Edited by born2bwild - 2/14/12 at 2:11am
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So it's ok to basically blackmail/extort a company (whatever it is) if you think they stole your design ideas? Hasn't Apple heard of patent trolling? There's a right way and a wrong way to go about everything.
 
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Apple's gonna die anyway.
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Imagine if Intel ceased supplying CPU's to Apple.

That would send a message!
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post #38 of 210
Apple being Apple. Nothing new.

This is one of the reasons I do not buy Apple products anymore.
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But, what could Apple do it Intel cut the CPU Supply? AMD doesn't have the volume they would need.
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It's not about the thinness, it's more about the Zenbook's copying of the trademark slanted design that the Macbook Air has (along with the use of aluminum body, similar keyboard/trakpad layout and other things) which overall make it very similar to the MBA which preceded it.
asus-ux31-zenbook-ultrabook-review-15.jpg?20111114-180512
I'm not saying I agree with the method Apple decided to take care of it though.

Sure they copied the MBA but ultimately, as consumers we all lose out if only one company gets to make hardware like that. We can't keep trying to only let one company sell a certain type of feature in the electronics industry. You wouldn't want vehicle engines to behave the same way would you? Copying the look of the MBA isn't all that harmful. Customers still know it's not a MBA. The OS is what really defines the user experience, does it not? At some level, Apple had to copy the general design of what a laptop is when it made its first Powerbook in 1991.
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