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Lenovo, LG and HP Introduce MacBook Lookalikes at CES 2016

A wide range of notebooks and two-in-one laptops have been announced at CES 2016, including new Lenovo, LG and HP models that closely resemble the look, feel and size of Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook, which starts at $1,299.

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Lenovo's 12-inch Yoga 900S convertible laptop

Lenovo's new 12-inch YOGA 900S, for example, which it claims is the world's thinnest convertible laptop, has an ultra-thin 0.5-inch carbon fiber design that weighs around 2.2 lbs -- slightly heavier than the 2.03-lb Retina MacBook.

The two-in-one Windows 10 laptop is powered by an Intel Core m7 processor and features a 360-degree watchband hinge, Dolby Audio Premium, up to 10.5 hours of video playback on a single charge and an optional QHD screen resolution (2,560x1,440 pixels). The laptop ships in March 2016, starting at $1,099.

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LG's 15-inch Gram 15 notebook is the lightest 15-inch notebook ever

A closer match to the Retina MacBook is LG's new Gram 15 laptop, which essentially looks like a 15-inch version of Apple's 12-inch notebook -- it is even available in a strikingly familiar gold color. Weighing just 2.16 lbs, the Gram 15 is the lightest 15-inch laptop ever, and it is also just 0.6 inches thick.

LG's Gram 15 runs Windows 10 and features a sixth-generation Core i5 or i7 processor, 1080p IPS display, USB-C, HDMI, USB 3.0, microUSB and microSD slots and battery life up to 7 hours on a single charge, according to The Verge. LG has not confirmed the notebook's price or availability.

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HP's 12.5-inch EliteBook Folio features a bezel-free 4K display

Rounding off the trio is HP's new EliteBook Folio, a 12.5-inch Windows 10 laptop that is 0.49 inches thick and weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs). The business-class notebook has a tapered metallic design, akin to the Retina MacBook, and features an Intel Core M processor and 4K bezel-free display at 352 PPI.

HP's EliteBook Folio will be released in March, priced from $999, according to Engadget.

Tags: LG, HP, Lenovo, CES 2016


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9 months ago
Apple comes up with a new model and everyone else copies it and then goes on later how Apple doesn't innovate anymore. If that's true, then why does everyone copy Apple designs in such a rabid manner? ;)
Rating: 54 Votes
9 months ago



They even copied the promotional picture.

Rating: 23 Votes
9 months ago
If Apple had a clothing line, everybody would look the same.
Rating: 23 Votes
9 months ago
I'm calling it right now...once Apple gets rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, in the next year or so, hardly any smartphones will have them.
Rating: 23 Votes
9 months ago
if you can't beat 'em, copy 'em.
Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago
As for the 12" models:
HP - 2x USB-C ports.
Lenovo - 2x USB3.1 ports, and 1x USB-C port.

If this doesn't show that having only one USB-C port is purely stubborness, and has nothing to do with thinness or battery life, I don't know what will.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago
I'll just put this out there. These are all higher resolution than the MacBook Air.
Rating: 11 Votes
9 months ago

Where are the linux options? Windows 10 doesn't cut it for me.

1. Buy laptop.
2. Install Linux.
3. ???
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago
The LG looks nice and offering a 15" screen is what I want Apple to do with the rMB. I don't need the power of the rMBP (that I'm currently using) but I do need the screen size. I love the rMB, for it's thin and light form, but my aging eyes need a bigger screen and frankly the work I do often requires multiple apps to be running on-screen for me to move between, so the bigger the screen the better.
Rating: 8 Votes
9 months ago

Apple comes up with a new model and everyone else copies it and then goes on later how Apple doesn't innovate anymore. If that's true, then why does everyone copy Apple designs in such a rabid manner? ;)


Apple does not innovate, they just follow the natural evolution - it is the natural evolution of things, there is just no other way of doing this in newer generation laptops. Only Samsung innovates.

/s
Rating: 7 Votes

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