Fast Co Design's Dan Nosowitz sees, in a very expensive gaming laptop, the hand of Jobs:
Kinda wonder what the consensus would have been if Steve Jobs had done the same.
But yeah...seems kinda lame that they had to make the frickin' USB ports match the green on the rest of the case, and were willing to blow anything that close to half a million to get it exactly right, when it looks like it's just a USB port with a custom color.
But, TBH, having spent way too many years repairing Macs in that transition period between the last of the beige Macs, and the first of the gumdrop iMacs, G4s, on up through the G5s...I gotta tell ya, while Apple hardware tends to be great, there are some things with Apple gear that, at least back then, just make you go "WTF?" I hope whoever decided to put the PSU so close to the flyback transformer on the old G3 iMacs, and the later eMacs, got demoted to janitor; or worse, sent packing and got a job at Dell.
I guess what I'm getting at is that the Cult of Apple can be weird and annoying. They're one of the better computer companies out there, though, yeah.