Brands copying other brands designs is nothing new, as it has been going on for years, because we’ve seen it in the auto, phone and also notebook industry. Okay, so we know it gets harder as time goes on to make a rectangle device like notebooks look very different to other models, but we know it’s still achievable.
We just wish someone had told HP that, as their new HP Envy looks remarkably like the latest MacBook Air. Apple haters out there will either say it’s far better than the Air, while others will say it’s nothing like it — although that will be less likely. We know that it is a form of admiration if someone borrows a few of your design features and implements them into their design.
However, the 2013 HP Envy notebook does take this to the extreme, as we believe it pushes their latest design to the extreme. The Verge has published several details, as well as images of this controversial design, and one has to wonder how long it will be before Apple responds?
The new 2013 HP Envy notebook has the same MacBook Air wedge design, as well as the same style trackpad and keyboard. They’ve even copied the colors as well. Many TV shows seem to cover the logo of a device, as this would be a form of advertising, so if the 2013 HP Envy was to appear in a show with its logo covered, viewers would believe it to be a MacBook Air, and would confuse them when they see it running Windows 8, and that Windows key on the keyboard.
This isn’t the first time that HP has stretched the limits of admiring Apple’s design work, as the HP Touchsmart was eerily similar to the iMac, although it had a cheaper, less refined quality to it.