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[VR-Zone] HP's Steve Wolff dismisses claims of imitation - says Apple doesn't own silver

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HP executive Steve Wolff responded to a question about the Envy Spectre XT laptop's similarity to the MacBook Air, saying that Apple does not own silver.

The Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook by Hewlett-Packard has been compared to Apple's MacBook Air in its look and design. Steve Wolff, HP's vice president of Industrial Design explained that these similarities are not due to imitation, but are simply necessitated by the path of technology.

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post #2 of 181
Well said sir!!!
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these similarities are not due to imitation, but are simply necessitated by the path of technology.

thumb.gif +1 for that statement


There is a reason I have owned 3 HP laptops, A Touchpad, and 2 HP Monitors.

Its called Price to Performance! DV6 with a A8 was one of the best purchases I ever made!
Edited by cayennemist - 5/9/12 at 10:56pm
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post #4 of 181
T-minus 10 till Apple patents the use of the color silver and white on computers.
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Well said Steve Wolff, getting tired of Apple's attempts at monopolizing every market they enter.

I liked this part also:
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There are only so many usable laptop designs, and even fewer that really standout. In the future, laptops may become more and more visually generic, just like cars and television sets.

Where would the HDTV market be today if Apple was in that game, and patented the rectangular design?

ALL 1080p TV's look alike, but have their own set of features and pricing.
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T-minus 10 till Apple patents the use of the color silver and white on computers.

They're not too far off, check out this patent they are seeking.

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http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/04/apple-patents-apple-store-structure-oled-driver-macbook-air.html
Edited by 2010rig - 5/9/12 at 11:02pm
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I don't blame Apple, I blame the government for allowing them to patent stupid crap like they do.
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post #7 of 181
Yep. With the way ultrabooks are going, Apple doesn't have any logical reason to complain about any up and coming designs.
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The only way to fight is to try and patent everything before Apple tries to.
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I agree, well said. Apple trying to patent everything annoys me too.
 
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I don't think Apple has said anything have they?
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