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In another memorable episode from the event, HP was called out for the resemblance between its Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook and Apple's Macbook Air. In a Q&A, a Chinese reporter asked Stacy Wolff, HP's industrial design chief, if he's expecting to be sued by Apple for copying the Macbook Air design.
Wolff denied this assertion and said any similarities between the two products exist only because of the design limitations PC makers face in building Ultrabooks, which have strict Intel-imposed size and thickness requirements.
The Envy 14 Spectre and Macbook Air are similar in color, but that is not an intellectual property issue, Wolff said.
"I'm sure the guys in Cupertino would love to say they own silver, but they don't," he said with a wry grin. "In no way would HP try to mimic another company."