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ASUS's blatant iBook clone


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Just thought I'd announce ASUS's newest laptop, the SN5 series. http://usa.asus.com/products/noteboo...n_overview.HTM

It's a blatant ripoff of Apple's iBook, without a doubt. Even the power switch looks the same. The only difference is that it's MUCH more expensive and not as powerful by far. And it doesn't even have an optical drive.

What do you think of the el-cheapo-crap-clone?
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Just thought I'd announce ASUS's newest laptop, the SN5 series. http://usa.asus.com/products/noteboo...n_overview.HTM

It's a blatant ripoff of Apple's iBook, without a doubt. Even the power switch looks the same. The only difference is that it's MUCH more expensive and not as powerful by far. And it doesn't even have an optical drive.

What do you think of the el-cheapo-crap-clone?
HAHA, looks like someone photoshopped an iBook
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Well, I guess they are just following an old marketing rule:
If you can't beat the best, imitate them, and you will earn the same money...

Unfortunately, this is a very bad imitation...
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I hate to break it to you, but ASUS builds the Apple laptops. So it makes sense that one of their own would look like an Apple.
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I hate to break it to you, but ASUS builds the Apple laptops. So it makes sense that one of their own would look like an Apple.

wat u mean?
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http://h50025.www5.hp.com/hpcom/sg_e...92summary.html

now that really looks like an imitation..
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I hate to break it to you, but ASUS builds the Apple laptops. So it makes sense that one of their own would look like an Apple.
Aha...nice story...
Where did you find that rumor?!?

If that was the case, why aren't they able to put the optical drive inside?!? If they can do it on the iBooks they build (according to you), why can't they do it on their own model then? and sell it at a higher price than oh-so-expensive- Apple?

Sorry, but your comment doesn't make any realistic sense...
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I doubt that rumour...

Asus and Apple have no history of cooperation that I know of, so this just doesn't fit...

I guess one of those obscure taiwanese factories makes apple's computers, just like the iPods that are made over there by some no-name factory to fit apple's specifications...
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I bet if that laptop was black no one would call it an ibook clone.
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why can't they do it on their own model then?
That asus laptop is more than 2lbs lighter than a 12in ibook, in order to be light you have to give up some things.
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Like a decent OS, maybe? Even a retarded pineapple could build a better OS than the nice folks at Microsoft Development.

And no optical drive is a no-no, for a greater price than a PowerBook 12".
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It has a crappy Intel integrated graphics controller...

Blah. If I was buying a PC laptop, it would be toshiba. Not Asus.
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And no optical drive is a no-no, for a greater price than a PowerBook 12".
It is a different class of laptop, it is a lot smaller and lighter, you can't really compare them.

If you don't like M$ you can always run linux.
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It is a different class of laptop, it is a lot smaller and lighter, you can't really compare them.

If you don't like M$ you can always run linux.
nux looks scary.. :rolleyes:
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It isn't if you use Mandrake, Fedora or SuSe. all very friendly versions of linux.

For the scary linux experience you'd want Gentoo Linux - it takes almost a day to compile if you don't get any problems

Anyway you can get Linux for the mac to play with (including gentoo infact)
They even have the gentoo linux portage system (very cool way to custom compile things to a system rather than installing) on Mac Os X

And maybe in the future the Asus clone could run PearPC...
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