ZEPTO(biggest mac design ripoff)

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    wow...it looks like an overgrown iBook...

    but again...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... ;)
     
  2. backspinner macrumors 6502a

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    What are these holes in front? Air inlets?

    And I wished the iBooks had also two buttons at the trackpad...
     
  3. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    That's where you stick the sewerage pipes in.
    Why?
    Because it's full of.... ;)
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Hahahaha!

    I just went to www.zepto.com - I don't think its the same company - but they might have tried to buy the domain.....


    This from the front page....:D :p

    Dear_buyer who has been offered
    We have plan to develop site for our internet business, _so we did not reply to_your offers.

    However recently we have changed our mind.

    If you are still interested in this domain, please contact me_again.

    Thank you


    I wonder how much they were offered?

    D
     
  5. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    haha, kind of odd they have a powerbook on their page too
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -backspinner

    Good question. If they are I'd be curious about how constricted the flow is due to the CD tray and drive being right behind them. And as for ports on the front?!? - Strikes me as really bad ergonomics. I could see getting my fingers caught in wires every time I reached for the keyboard.

    Silvery flattery is nice, but it's probably still pretty plastic-y.
     
  7. Wano thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it's a swedish company so the website doesn't end din com instead it's www.zepto.se . those holes in the front are actually not holes, they are buttons for easy media control(musik and movies). it's 15.4in widescreen too.
     
  8. Pete_Hoover macrumors regular

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  9. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Well, imitation is the sincerest form of plagarism, as they say.
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    For just $2,670 you can have a three year-old design and a computer equipped almost to the spec of a 15" PowerBook.

    Yay!
     
  11. Latino macrumors member

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    Actually! my boss has one of those horrible things. When I first saw it, i thought. What a design ripoff. What's worse, I can't believe he bought that horrible thing

    Trust me, if you saw it in real life, you would like it even less!!

    The screen is pretty nice though, but that's about it

    Bah, I'll stay on my ibook any day
     
  12. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: ZEPTO(biggest mac design ripoff)

    one thing, is that that is uber-ugly.

    next, it looks like a hybrid poweribook :p
     
  13. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I like the simplicity of a one-button mouse, actually (I like the Pro Mouse-which I've said before.) especially on the iBook. I think it adds to the design, which in itself works because it's so simple. One of my biggest complaints with pc notebooks is that they cram so much junk in their machines, like all these ports all over the place. Then when you fire up XP you're accosted with 10,000,000,000 icons all trying to get you to sign up for an online service, or 50,000 different online card services.
     
  14. backspinner macrumors 6502a

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    I guess this means only half a year of warranty for the battery???
     
  15. GulGnu macrumors regular

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    Yup.

    As for the one-button mouse thing, it's the one sucky thing about my iBook (Oh, that and the crippled external monitor resolution)
    - let's just face it - contextual menus rock (The ones in OS X especially - 1 click google searches from text rock, as does going to URL:s by highlighting text. Having such great functionality in the OS and not giving the user easy access to it... well, I don't like it. (And no, CTRL-Click doesn't really do it for me - let's be honest here - it's cumbersome.)

    Regards / GulGnu

    -Stabil som fan!
     
  16. jzieske macrumors regular

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    PB Cases???

    Any chance this is the case that it was rumored that an asian company was building for new PB's? :confused:
     
  17. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe those aren't holes. Maybe they are lights. Battery charge meter perhaps?
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I like 2 button mice, and I think a 1 button mouse is stupid, but on a laptop, I'll agree that having one button is better. Using the trackpad is quite cumbersome, and having an extra button doesn't help. With 1 button, all I have to do is press down. ;)

    And I think it's a nice design. I don't know why some of you said it was unappealing when it looks so much like an iBook. It may be a copy, but they copied a nice computer, and so I think this thing is also nice. I also like the fact that it's 15.4" widescreen, but that is too big. A 14.x" widescreen, or even a 12.x" widescreen would be great.
     
  19. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    It's what's on the inside that matters most.
    Hell, I can attach a giant spoiler on my vehicle, but it doesn’t make it any more stable or faster! It may look cool, but it still has the same transmission and engine on the inside. To extend the metaphor farther, the speed limit is also the same.
     
  20. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: ZEPTO(biggest mac design ripoff)

    Riiiiiiiiight... so its ugly since it looks like a powerbook/ibook?
     
  21. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Re: ZEPTO(biggest mac design ripoff)

    No, because it's a bad take off of a powerbook/ibook.

    Well, that's what most people think.
     

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