In the above video you can see the new, slim and very sexy all-in-one ET2700 PC from Asus. It sports a 27 inch multi-touch monitor that is capable of handling ten-finger input, and has an impressive 178 degree field of view, both horizontally and vertically.
Looking at the new Asus ET2700 it doesn't take that long to notice that its overall design and aesthetics, as good as they are, seem somewhat a wee-bit familiar. Hmmm, now where in hell have we seen this basic design before? Yuppers, I don't exactly know about you kido, but not only have I've seen this basic Asus ET2700 design before, but I know where too ...... it's from the iMac!
Yes, even though the monitor is somewhat recessed from the bottom panel, unlike the iMac, the front of this concept PC, which was recently revealed at this year's CeBIT, is more-or-less a total and blatant rip-off of the iMac. The pedestal or stand, though slightly different from the iMac is also a rip-off of the iMac's as the two bottom photos from imidoresc.ro clearly shows.
In conclusion, at the moment, this is nothing more than a concept PC. Whether-or-not Asus gets around to putting it on the market is another matter entirely, but it clearly shows the huge impact that Apple designs have on other people's designs. This can be seen in Google totally ripping off iOS's UI and patents for use in Android, and, of course, everybody else's copy cat version of the iPad and iPod. The list could go on, iTunes, the App Store, Windows 7 copying of gadgets, transparency, etc, etc, and so on, and so on.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this cloudy, but mild Thursday, March 10, 2011