Apple is suing its rival Samsung Electronics for allegedly copying the design of its iPad and iPhone. It claims Samsung’s Galaxy range of mobile phones and tablet “slavishly” copy the iPhone and iPad, according to court papers. Apple’s claims focus on Galaxy’s design features, such as the look of its screen icons. Samsung said it had conducted its own research and development and would contest the allegations, according to BBC News UK.
Doug Aamoth, Techland Senior Editor, made a comparison between Samsung’s 13-inch Series 9 notebook and MacBook Air. Samsung’s 13-inch Series 9 notebooks have MacBook Air style and extras like backlit keyboards, newer Intel processors, and aircraft-grade Duralumin that’s tougher than aluminum.
But, it’s not only Samsung who’s trying to compete with MacBook Air. Asus as well launched their own, MacBook Air killer. ASUS is prepping a competitor against Apple’s MacBook Air with its super slim U36, which promises better performance compared to Apple’s system with either an Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU, compared to the Air’s Core 2 Duo processor, and up to 10 hours of battery life on a 4-cell battery, compared to the Air’s roughly 5-7 hours of battery life. The system will also use NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics with the company’s Super Hybrid Engine. The system weighs in at 3.2 pounds, which is slightly more than the slim Air, and has a thickness at 0.75-inch with a magnesium alloy shell.