Hewlett-Packard, Corp. (NASDAQ:HPQ) has been in the tech news before as an alleged copycat of Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) design and/or technology. Its line of ultrabooks has been criticized as being quite similar in appearance to the MacBook Air. Now, we have learned that HP’s newest desktop computer release, the Spectre One, is a spitting image of Apple’s all-in-one iMac.
Tech writers had a field day lambasting the new Spectre One personal computer, including NextWeb’s Matthew Panzarino, who wrote that HP had just introduced the “new Apple iMac.”
The article had included images of both the iMac and the Spectre One, and there were indeed a good number of uncanny similarities in terms of design. One distinct difference between both devices was the aluminum bezel found on Apple’s iMacs – this feature is not found on HP’s new desktop.
Other than that, both devices look almost identical. This has brought on harsh criticism from the so-called tech “blogosphere.” Notable among the similarities is the wireless keyboard of the Spectre One, which resembles the thin keyboards used on the iMac since 2007.
Other writers decided to use more tact in criticizing HP and its Spectre One, but still didn’t spare HP as an alleged Apple imitator. Insiders expect Apple to react as it has done several times in the past, by suing HP just as it did Samsung Electronics Corp. (005930:KS) recently over alleged infringement on several of the company’s patents.