Samsung outs MacBook Pro lookalike laptop
Apple legal team rubs hands in anticipation
Samsung, oh how you must love to tempt Apple lawyers. Launched today: the Series 7 Chronos notebook, a 15.6in machine wrapped in aluminium. With a black caclulator-style keyboard. And a black lid hinge.
Yes, the Chronos is less svelte as a MacBook Pro, and not as attractively designed, either. But it's hard not to look at it and guess its inspiration.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say.
Chronos runs Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2675QM quad-core processor. The display resolution is 1600 x 900, and it's driven by a AMD Radeon HD 6570M graphics core.
Samsung's Chronos (top) and Apple's MacBook Pro
There's 8GB of DDR 3 memory on board and a 750GB hard drive.
Samsung didn't say how much this spec will cost you, but you can save a bit by settling for a 14in screen or a Core i5 CPU. ®
Come on Tony
I know you're a rabid Apple fan but on what basis do you claim that headline? That a laptop is laptop shaped - how surprising. That only Apple are allowed to use Aluminium chassis? Don't think so. A black keyboard - just like the one I am typing on.
You conveniently post pictures of different angles in your examples because if you showed a like for like picture you would easily be able to see that apart from the similarities caused just by being a laptop, they are very different. Just one example is the keyboard, the samsung trackpad is not centred as it allows room for a full number keypad, something missing from the Macbook whose trackpad is centred. The ports are totally different but ZOMG!!!!! they put ports down the edge of a laptop, they must be copying Apple and even worse IT HAS A HINGE!!!!!
Apple Fanboys get worse every year
Apple copycat? Where?
I see a "curved" case on the Samsung while on Apple its flat. The keyboard, Sony have been making that kind of keyboard so, who copy who? And the pad...its centered on Apple while in the Samsung its...? Tony, whats the point of your article? Jumping the "Samsung is a copycat" bashing bandwagon? Short timeline to write an article or as we say in my country "making sausage"? Or I didnt understand your humor?
Not that similar!
So it's silvery and has black keys, have you not seen a sony laptop before ?