HP copies MacBook Air designHP’s recently launched ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook has raised a lot of comparisons with Apple’s MacBook Air, some even claiming that HP has copied Apple’s design. HP design executive Stacy Wolff defended HP’s new product in a Q&A session when a questions implying that Apple will sue for the design was raised:

“I would go back to the TC1000 from about 10 years, and that’s a tablet. I think if you look at the new Spectre XT, there are similarities in a way, not due to Apple but due to the way technologies developed. Apple may like to think that they own silver, but they don’t. In no way did HP try to mimic Apple. In life there are a lot of similarities.”

HP is not the first company to launch a ultrabook which is said to have copied Apple’s Macbook Air design. Asus launched a series of ultrabook notebooks last year, which showed many more design resemblances to the Air than HP ENVY Spectre XT.

PC manufacturers are rushing to launch ultrabooks based on Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors trying to share the success Apple’s MacBook Air has got so far.

As far as portable computing goes the future really seems to be bright.