New 'copy' of the Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Captain Magic, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Captain Magic macrumors member

    Captain Magic

    Jun 10, 2009
  2. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    Good artists copy. Great artists steal.

    I think HP stealing components of Apple's design is a fantastic thing. It brings a better user experience to users who choose not to buy a Mac, and it pushes the industry as a whole forward.

    Since the industry is constantly evolving and developing better and better designs, it forces Apple to come up with new and innovative designs to try to provide the best hardware out there.

    Competition is a good thing. Woohoo! Capitalism!
  3. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Already been reviewed and compared.

    Verdict: Inferior.

    I agree that it is a good alternative in the PC market but still does not hold a candle to the overall quality and functionality of the :apple: MBP

    If I was in the market for a PC laptop, I would probably go with the MBP anyway and just run Windows 7 in BootCamp. The build quality of their machines is second to none. HP still has a ways to go to live up to that claim with their computers.
  4. harmonica01 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2007
    I can't believe nothing is being raised by Apple on how similar they are...especially the screen design
  5. Virt macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Well, with a name like the "Envy" know someones jealous....;)
  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    <clicks on link to hp>
    <clinks on link to buy 13" at best buy>
    $1899.99?!?:eek: WTF????

    HOLY M#$##$@%!!!!
  7. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Yeah, and its a slower CPU than the 13" MBP. Does have a better video card, though... and that lovely Windows 7. :eek:

    (7 ain't bad... actually using it on my iMac right now... but it ain't OS X)
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    It does have a better GPU for sure. I think the "envy" ends there though. I always think less of a company that directly copies someone else instead of paving their own path and putting out unique products.

    Oh yeah, I also read that the trackpad on the envy is very flawed in functionality.
  9. macinhand macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    All the best designs are copied at sometime or another! if i was Apple i would be flattered more than anything and at that price it sure will make people think twice to choose "Envy" or "Apple Mac" :apple::apple: no competition :rolleyes:

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