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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post

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.

Im just gonna leave this here.

iBook. All modern Apple computer are ripoffs from old pc because they dont look like fisher pricey fruits.

oh and is the slant trademarked or is it the design that is trademarked? as fars as i know the us eof materials isn't the same thing as design.
 
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post #42 of 210
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Im just gonna leave this here.
iBook. All modern Apple computer are ripoffs from old pc because they dont look like fisher pricey fruits.
oh and is the slant trademarked or is it the design that is trademarked? as fars as i know the us eof materials isn't the same thing as design.

FYI, the iBook wasn't the first laptops Apple introduced. Their model in 1991 looked like this:
220px-Powerbook_150.jpg

They did have to copy the general look of what defines a laptop from existing models by other companies though. The evolution from big room sized computers to laptops was pretty predictable though as it's just a keyboard and screen:

apple-1.jpg
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 2/14/12 at 3:21am
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Originally Posted by AMDPhenomX4 View Post

But, what could Apple do it Intel cut the CPU Supply? AMD doesn't have the volume they would need.

Would never happen, Apple's business is too good for Intel. What is more likely would be Intel raising their prices on the chips they sell Apple. But even then, still probably won't happen. Apple is the cat's pajamas right now, they can do what they want, and Intel probably won't do anything to harm their partnership. Apple is going to get theirs though...Intel didn't drop a $300 million campaign for ultrabooks just to let Apple steal the thunder.
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FYI, the iBook wasn't the first laptops Apple introduced. Their model in 1991 looked like this:
220px-Powerbook_150.jpg
They did have to copy the general look of what defines a laptop from existing models by other companies though. The evolution from big room sized computers to laptops was pretty predictable though as it's just a keyboard and screen:
apple-1.jpg

Oh i know that i had one that was fire damaged, real fun to smash with a hammer.
But does it have a trackpad? no. In all apply goodness if apple would have followed their morals they should have put the trackpad on macbooks behind the screen.
 
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post #45 of 210
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Oh i know that i had one that was fire damaged, real fun to smash with a hammer.
But does it have a trackpad? no. In all apply goodness if apple would have followed their morals they should have put the trackpad on macbooks behind the screen.

Then why did you say all modern Apple computers are a ripoff of PC computers because they aren't rainbow colored when they've been making PC computer lookalikes since 1991?
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 2/14/12 at 3:49am
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What... seriously Apple?
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wow what a bunch of buggers apple reach a new low everyday!
 
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Don't we have laws against this? This is getting ridiculous. If Authorities and Regulators sit back and do nothing, they are inviting monopolistic practices. Sure a few companies like Apple will profit, but every consumer will pay a big price.
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I thought it said Pentagon and I thought Apple was being an idiot trying to push the government around.

Looks like Asus is scaring them. wheee.gif
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post #50 of 210
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Don't we have laws against this? This is getting ridiculous. If Authorities and Regulators sit back and do nothing, they are inviting monopolistic practices. Sure a few companies like Apple will profit, but every consumer will pay a big price.

I think our laws are what enable this kind of behaviour actually. Patents were designed to keep monopolies in power. I agree that we as consumers lose out when only one company can make something.
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