The new model PCs are expected to go on sale in April, with prices starting at $379.Some might see at least a hint of a resemblance to Apple Computer's recent computer color schemes in the latest HP designs. But Tom Anderson, vice president of marketing for the Consumer PC Global Business Unit at Hewlett-Packard said HP wouldn't have made the changes unless customers preferred the new palate.
"We got a very warm reception for this. We didn't do it because Apple did it. We did it because our customers told us that they liked it"
... like how they didn't upgrade the iPod after HP decided to customize their own? maybe Apple will get a laugh out of this...denm316 said:guess apple wont change the dock connector for a while
HP doesn't maufacture iPods... do they? They just resell them with their name (and Apple's) on the back, I thought.GulGnu said:Well, considering HP manufactures Ipods, I would be surprised if there was a problem
I HAVE to disagree, look at it, it does not look appealing, the specs may be good but looks are no where near apple's, and putting an ipod integration to the computer adds nothing but make it an eyesore especially on top like that, i like clays idea, but i still think they should be kept separate, thats why supposedly steve J. took it out of the mini, they should be kept separate.JDOG_ said:Don't flame or anything, but it's a pretty awesome computer when you check out the specs (besides the whole Windows thing...blegh). The iPod integration makes it even better. I too am a little dumfounded why this is coming from HP before Apple, it seems like something we've all been interested in since the creation of the dock.
Time will tell.
Yep, I was just about to post almost exactly the same thing. Even if you wanted to put it on the floor under the desk, that makes the iPod dock pretty much useless. Boo HP!clayjohanson said:One BIG problem with this design that I can see... if, like me, you keep your computer in any sort of shelving unit/cabinet, having the iPod dock on TOP of the computer may make it impossible for the computer to fit.
Some sort of dock in the front of the computer (like, where the CD/DVD drives are) would make more sense to me.