Chinese Macook Air knockoff on ebay

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by boonlar, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. boonlar
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    It clearly states it's a look a like, so I'm guessing it is allowed.
     
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    Wow honestly I'd rather take an eePC over that pos any day ! lol
     
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    He's only calling it a look alike, not actually saying it's a MBA. If you check out the pics, it really isn't much of a copy at all, especially the back.
     
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    but it actually says "Macbook air" on the screen bezel if you look closely.
     
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    Very odd. I can understand wanting to look like a MBA, but not actually printing MBA on your product. I would think that is a lawsuit just waiting to happen.
     
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    It is a netbook ... the pic is a Mac

    and with only 83% feedback ... looks very scammish
     
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    I guess Apple could start shutting down the listings like they did with the white iPhones.
     
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    You're right, some of the pics are of an MBA. The pic of the back is not. That is false advertising, IMHO.
     
  11. boonlar
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    No, those are all pics of the knockoff. If you look closely it has a button on the trackpad. No pics of the real macbook air are on there.

    It looks like silver plastic instead of metal though
     
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    Then it's outright fraud since it says MBA on it. Report it.
     
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    Wow, Did you guys notice its closer to the width of a Macbook Pro and not a Macbook Air. lol.
     
  14. Penooker
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    1) Those are all pictures of the device. The bezel is black, which to my knowledge, no real Macbook Air has.

    2) It is most likely a trademark violation.

    3) Seriously, a scam? They sell a cheap computer, that is labelled as an imitation and the prices are low, with the specs clearly listed.

    Conclusion: It's a dumb knock-off by people who are trying to sell it to people who want a knock-off. Even then, Apple and customs can stop this from coming in.
     
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    the ebay listing has been removed. Probably the Apple SWAT team arrived in a black helicopter.
     

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