YOU BE THE JUDGE: Did HP Rip Off The MacBook Air?

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HP is under fire for supposedly drawing lots of “inspiration” for its newest computer from — you guessed it — the MacBook Air.Here’s what HP’s Vice President of Industrial Design, Stacy Wolff, had to say about it, according to Engadget:

“If I put [the keyboard] on a black surface you’d go, ‘Oh you didn’t copy.’ If I put it on a silver surface, ‘Oh you’re copying.’ How can that be? You know, it’s a change of colour, there’s no intent to mimic or to follow. What you have is a common theme of island style keyboard, use of silver, wedge design. So if I measure things on a macro level, well, you know, maybe you can judge it that way. I don’t.”

What do you think? We have some side-by-side comparisons for you to judge for yourself.

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