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Apple send your lawyers out!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cionheart, Feb 24, 2003.

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    Chip, a german computer magazin reports about a new notebook from Gericom named Hollywood. It will be introduced at the CeBit in two weeks.
    Here's the link (german, sorry):


    Not only does it look similar to the Powerbook, it's also build in the same factory! Anyway it looks like a cheap copy to me because of the white keys (but only for half the money too...).

    -- cionheart
  2. macrumors 6502a


    cannot read German..But I see it mentions APPLE many times.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    just thought it was funny that it's from germany and called 'Geri'com after we call them Jerry's. Who says the jerry's don't have a sense of humor ;)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Use Sherlock.

    Apple attorneys watched out: Gericom presents on the CeBIT a Notebook,
    which sees deceptively similar to the PowerBook. The "Hollywood"
    Notebook offers a 15:10-Widescreen-Display. Mobile
    Pentium-4-Prozessoren with up to 2 GHz as well as the i845-Chipsatz
    operate internally. Further technical data:

    Max. 512 MByte GDR RAM fixed disk: To to 60 GByte TFT displays: 15.2
    inch in WXGA+ dissolution (1,280 x 854) diagram: GeForce4-Go with 64
    MByte GDR memory LAN: 10/100-MBit/s, W-LAN optionally 2x USB 2,0, TV
    Out, FireWire, S/P DIF Out price: approx.. 1,700 euro

    Gericom on the CeBIT: 2, status C23 resounds

    CHIP on-line one means: The Design comes us much admits
    forwards - from the Apple Powerbook. No miracle: The latter is
    manufactured in the same factory as the Gericom Hollywood - only here
    PC technique puts in it. The fact that Apple presents good Design is
    well-known; with PC technique on the inside sends device of Gericom
    opens to a much larger clientele.

    The unusual display size relation of 15:10 (motion picture films
    mostly are in 16:9) is to enable a cinema-canvas-similar picture
    feeling. We are strained on a first test this Gericom "Schoenlings".

    Info.: www.gericom.com

    Price comparison: Current Notebook supplies
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    It looks a lot ****tier than the Powerbook.

    I'm sure its aluminum too with backlit keys... :rolleyes:
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    apple wont care, it doesnt scare them. its just another no name brand making a crappy computer. now if this was dell or compaq making this, then they would get out their lawyers.

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    No worries, it took pc manufacturers two years to catch up to the 15" TiBook, wohoo we finally offer you a 15" widescreen!:rolleyes: I'd probably purchase the VPR one before this one though if I were looking for a pc, this one looks kinda cheap.

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    Re: Apple send your lawyers out!

    Dell and Acer will be producing 15.4" and 17" widescreen laptops. I think Compal, Quanta, and Foxconn manufacture most laptops. The difference is the software....

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