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@bnmguy lol what? Where in my post did I ever sound upset or mad even? I like you keep saying we can't read, yet you clearly haven't read what I had to say. I wasn't saying who did what first. I was showing you how many manufacturers did these things, and still do these things before the macbook.
If someone glanced at this, and saw the rest of the pictures that I had posted earlier, no one would have even guessed it looked like a macbook. You keep coming back to same things, the keyboard, and the trackpad. Keyboards and trackpads aren't what differentiate a computer. Sorry to break it to you.
There you go again with the enraged comment. I was actually enjoying our conversation. Sorry buddy, nothing you said could make me upset, or enraged. You also just proved my other point by telling me what you have a degree in. Congratulations but that's not design, like the degree I have. :)
Most high end laptops of today do have things to set them apart, but not by much. The Series 9 is Samsung's high-end ultrabook and I think it's possibly the best looking ultrabook on the market. But if you look at the low end, like where this one is, you aren't going to find crazy designs. They are all going to be simple and straight-forward. Like this on is. Why? Because a company isn't going to pour out money developing a product that will give them so little in return.
So, I would say to again, look at the entire Chromebook, not just the trackpad and keyboard because 99% of laptops out there right now, use that type of keyboard, and have a centered trackpad.
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@bnmguy You are argued design and I showed you that Apple wasn't the first with those designs. They weren't the first to have centered trackpads(buttons or no buttons, they weren't they first to have a logo centered in the bottom of the screen, they also weren't the first with chiclet keys. And they certainly aren't the only ones.
You keep saying you are arguing design, but all you are actually arguing is the keyboard and trackpad. If you want to argue design then you need to look at the entire product and not just the bits and pieces you think they "ripped" off.
Have you actually looked at other laptops? Specifically the ones in this screen size? 99% of them use chiclet keys, 99% of them have a centered trackpad, 99% of them have a logo centered below the screen on the bezel.
The only design patent Apple has for the Macbook Air is for the Wedged shape. Which this device doesn't have. They don't have a patent on the color, the trackpad placement, or the keyboard. Know why? Because those are STANDARD pieces on a laptop, that like I have said before, has been done BEFORE Apple did it.
If you want to argue design, you need to open your eyes up a bit more.
The other thing that you also aren't realizing is the OS that this Chromebook runs, Chrome OS. It wasn't made to compete with any Apple product. It isn't a full fledged OS like Mac of Windows.
I feel like if this Samsung product was black, there wouldn't be an article, which says a lot. But also, if this wasn't a Samsung product there wouldn't be an article. Because there are tons of other products, like the HP or Lenovo that I showed in the first reply that look like Macbook Airs if we go by your definitions.
@bnmguy http://ssl-product-images.www8-hp.com/digmedialib/prodimg/lowres/c03302293.png Logo bottom center, trackpad in the middle, chiclet keys.
http://www.lenovo.com/shop/WW/products/splitter/notebooks/ideapad/u-series/gallery/IdeaPad-U310-Laptop-PC-Metallic-Pink-Front-Back-View-7L-940x475.jpg Logo bottom center, trackpad in the middle, chiclet keys.
And here's a pic of laptops before the Macbooks, http://s4827.sites.pressdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Laptops-Before-MacBook-Air-582x487.png Most have logos on the bottom center and most have centered trackpads.
Everything you mentioned as Samsung copying is just how laptops are made, proof of that being that last picture with logo and trackpad placements. Apple popularized the chiclet keys, but didn't invent them, nor were they the first to the market with them, nor are they the only ones in the market using them.
Some of these things like the multi-touch trackpad, and even the chiclet keys are just an evolution of the general product. If you honestly think that if Apple didn't do it, it wouldn't have been done, then I don't know what to say. It's natural progression, Apple may have been the first with some of these things, but they didn't actually invent them.
And then we get to the pics that the article didn't show, because if they did it would be clear that the product looks like nothing the Macbook Air. And if you still think the Chromebook is a dead ringer for the Macbook Air because it has chiclet keys and a silver color, you are more of a fanboy then I would have guessed.
@KyleFrost Oh, so then it was you who didn't research it anymore? Otherwise you would have seen the other photos and wouldn't have tried to make such a ridiculous claim.
@KyleFrost @SkyPira It was unanimous mainly because of that juror. All the other jurors even said they followed his lead becuase he claimed to have knowledge on patents.
@KyleFrost Oh, you mean someone who clearly saw this post and without doing anymore research tweeted about it. Open your eyes. Those three photos I posted clearly show that the only resemblance is the color.
You forgot to post the rest of the pictures that show it looks nothing like the Macbook Air. Apple has a design patent on the wedge design of the Air, not the color, or the keyboard.
pretty sure that was a fan render.
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@Pira duh, that's my point...
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@boundtobeafraid You mean exactly like most Apple fanboys. There are as many crazy apple fanboys as there are Android fanboys.
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@TiP_Cam @the fandroid I thought it was a decent article until the "fandroid" portion. Everything else was well thought out then came the line, "They are the idiots, not you." You could have simply stated your opinion on the OS without attacking basically anyone who likes the Android OS. Not the mention that Apple fanboys are just as bad as Android fanboys.
I believe it was the ifanboys who were throwing a fit because an app became available on Android. I think the worst fanboys belong to Apple. But you probably don't see that because you are one of those fanboys.