Are MacBooks starting to look like HPs?

Summary:Separated at birth?Steve Urkel sent me the following email:I was at a relatives house and someone saw my MacBook and said "Hey, I've got that HP also.

Are MacBooks starting to look like HPs?

Separated at birth?

Steve Urkel sent me the following email:

I was at a relatives house and someone saw my MacBook and said "Hey, I've got that HP also." He was halfway joking, but his comment did point out a few things:

  1. PowerBooks have always been very unique and immediately recognizable. But with this new design then I could see how people can easily mistake it for a plain old PC notebook. And after looking at his '06 HP next to my '08 MacBook then I'm realizing even more how ordinary the new models are.
  2. In all your latest "glossy" rants, people seem to be getting defensive and missing the point because they feel it is an attack on Apple. This picture points out that the argument isn't Apple specific because ANY machine that follows the glossy trend suffer from the glare issues.

I couldn't agree more.

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Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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