Originally posted on May 2, 2011 @ 9:54 am
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Maybe that’s why electronics manufacturers from the four corners of the globe are imitating – or at least trying to imitate – what Apple does with its products. One can’t really deny that Apple products look good, so it is easy to understand why others would try to follow suit. And Russian manufacturers are no exception.
If anything, one might just be amazed at the striking resemblance. Look for yourself. ((Source: Laptop Computer Planet))
So what did I just say? Don’t those two (somehow) look alike?
The Russian notebook is dubbed the RoverBook Steel and has an aluminum casing. It runs on Google’s Android 2.1 Eclair OS and has a RockChip RK2818 640MHz processor. Add to that 256MB of RAM and a 4GB flash storage, and it’s not a very attractive package specs-wise. (It does have Wi-Fi, though.)
The makers of the RoverBook Steel do not exaggerate about the capabilities of their notebook, though. In fact, they seem to be rather upfront about the limits of the product. The description reads:
“Quick and easy surfing on the Internet, work office applications, email, listening to your favorite music, view the latest masterpiece of world cinema – this is not an exhaustive list that will let you do your new e-friend…
If you do not want to keep up with modern trends and you want a convenient, fast and reliable notebook then RoverBook Steel – it’s your choice!”
So yeah, if you just want something that remotely looks like the Macbook Pro and you don’t want to keep up with the changing times, consider this alternative. Then again, that could just be Google Translate messing things up! If you know anyone in Russia and you want the Steel, prepare a little under $300 (plus whatever taxes you might have to pay).