We saw it with the iPhone, then with the iPad, and now it’s come down to the MacBook Air. Ultrabooks have become all the rage in the PC world with the lack of a need for an optical drive and better chip sets coming form Intel, allowing for extremely thin and powerful computers. Now it seems that PC makers have taken a liking to the MacBook Air’s design and have been “inspired” by it for their latest line of Ultrabooks at IFA 2012.
LAPTOPS BEFORE THE MACBOOK PRO & MACBOOK AIR
LAPTOPS AFTER THE MACBOOK PRO & MACBOOK AIR
The MacBook Air has been around for about 4 years, so why now for the sudden appearance of the PC clone troopers? Some could say with Windows 8 just around the corner, it’s time to change the look of the typical laptop and what looks better than Apple’s world-renowned designs. The sleek silver unibody and black chiclet has become a popular pattern around the variety of ultrabooks being demonstrated at IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Who knows what kind of legal action Apple could take against this very familiar look spreading around, especially so recently after the big win against Samsung? Only time will tell since a lot of these prototypes have yet to really reach the consumer, but, once Windows 8 is officially released, it could be a matter of time before they flood the market. Do you think this is blatant copy-catting, or is this just a unique design trend the OEMs have stumbled across? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.