Originally Posted by selectodude
Jonathan Ive is brilliant. Only someone with bad taste would say that Apples look bad.
The handles on the G5 tower are disgusting--the front grille is tacky. The semitranslucent glossy white look on just about every other Apple product does not appeal to me. Having the Apple logo smeared on everything cheapens the exterior. The fact that so many Mac users I've spoken to say that the only tolerable wintel PC manufacturer is "Alienware" because they have "wicked cool" cases is certainly a (anecdotal, yes; but worth mentioning) testament to my belief.
That being said, my favorite elements of design--being unintrusive, clean
, and functional--are expressed in Lian Li's PC-71. It's a shame that their newer case designs seem to mimic those of Apple. :[