Powerbook RIP OFF

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  1. macsrus macrumors 6502

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That actually looks really nice. 1.7GHz P-M (Centrino = great battery life, great performance), WSXGA screen. Sweet.

    Now why can't the 15" PB have a 1680x1050 display?
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68030

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    It just looks like a regular laptop with a metal case and a big screen to me. They all look that way.. Or perhaps I just don't "see" it.
     
  4. macsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dont you notice it is as thin as a powerbook... and that it is almost the exact same case....
    They even copied the backlit apple in the lid... except theirs says ASUS
     
  5. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    Yes , but...

    Look at what is says on the top right corner:


    [​IMG]
     
  6. macsrus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hehe that was funny

    But you do have to admit... for a PC laptop it is sweet
     
  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    It is pretty nice looking for a Windows laptop, and has really good specs. Physically, the computer is a bit bigger and heavier, though:

    The Asus is 1.3" thick compared to the PowerBook's 1.1".

    The Asus weighs 7 pounds compared to the PowerBook's 5.7 pounds.

    Although the difference in thickness probably is isn't that big a deal, the weight might be pretty significant to some.

    Also, both computers "claim" battery life is 4.5 hours.
     
  8. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    I just love how mac using cry out and complain any time some one remotily copies one of there ideas but yet seem to get all defince when it point out the things mac copied and copies
     
  9. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    It does seem remarkably similar, glowing logo and shape. The power button placement and design is similar, and the hinges look pretty damn similar just reversed in the PB design. Even the trackpad button looks like it is supposed to appear as one button.

    Anyway probably not a bad laptop all round.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Guys, did you check the tour link? Wow! I love it. The book simulation, it's just so nifty! :)

    As for the laptop, yeah it's really nice. If I'm in the market for a Windoze laptop, it'd be a hard decision between this one and the IBM ThinkPads..
     
  11. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, thats interesting, I didn't know they could test it with a game that isn't out yet...

    Wow, ASUS has come up with a description of thier displays that hasn't been already said by anouther company.

    Pathetic ASUS, just Pathetic.
     
  12. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I just checked that out. I love the page turning, it was very cool. Can anyone figure out how much this laptop costs?
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    £1999 I found a fully tricked out one for.
     
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  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's also faster and has a much better screen than the 17" PB.
     
  16. virividox macrumors 601

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    thats a sweet looking laptop. but still runs windows. :)

    but its got good styling
     
  17. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I have to say that lap top is a total rip off of the PowerBook at it makes me question Asus.


    But their mother boards are another story completly.
    Once I have the funds, I will be purchasing Abit mother board instead of an Asus. Abits are way better for overclocking imho.
     
  18. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Actually http://www.hardocp.com did release the HL 2 requirements. They don't have to test it, they just have to say it meets the minimum.

    So they use 16x9 displays? so what? it's a marketing scheme anyway to reduce the weight (16x9 are smaller per diagonal inch).

    Christ I was at compusa today and I saw 3 laptops that were "thin" and 17 inch, and they all looked like that.

    How else would you make a 17" laptop!?!

    And finally, the backlit keyboard was in an http://alienware.com notebook way before Apple had it.

    I agree that people copy apple, I just don't see it here.
     
  19. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Give me a break. There are only so many ways one can put a trackpad, keyboard, monitor, and computer in the form factor of a laptop.

    " O mY Teh GoSh ThE NoTeBoOk A rIpOff oF MaC pOwErBoOk"

    It's just another laptop...
     
  20. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I don't think it's that much of a rip-off. You know, just because something looks good, it doesn't mean it's a total rip-off from Apple. Apple laptops look good and so does this one. Yes, there are similarities, and Apple may have been the inspiration, but I don't think this is blatant ripping off. There are enough of differences to show that these guys took the idea in their own direction.

    I'm not going to condemn them to fates worse than death for this. If we want to talk about ripping off from Apple, there are a lot better examples. <cough>Windows!</cough>

    And remember, copying is ok as long as you make things better (or at least just the same). That's what Apple did to Xerox and I think that the Asus folks got as close as you can to doing that as possible, considering the incredible limitations of running Windows.
     
  21. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

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    It has windows and not macintosh, therefore it doesn't have a soul therefore is just a dumb PC that will only cause you trouble and that you will never care for it :mad:
     
  22. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Had a history with this, huh? ;)

    Anyway, I don't really think an Asus laptop is much by way of current events.
     
  23. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    I don't care about color. But they copied my Alum's Hinge perfectly. That is the best part about this laptop design IMHO. It's wonder no one thought of it first, but Apple did, and now suddenly everyone else is thinking of it too :rolleyes:

    Tyler
     
  24. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    I was actully talking about how ASUS said that the screen size was more natural for the eyes. I'll quote again what I meant:

    I bold'd the similar bits.
     
  25. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    you could think of this laptop a complement to Apple.
     

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