Whitman even said that “Apple taught us that design really matters,” and feels that HP has “made a lot of progress” with its new lineup. While the company may have an attractive line of new products that will help show off Windows 8 when it launches this fall, it’s hard to look at HP’s latest as anything but excessively Apple-inspired.
Stacy Wolff has been unifying the look and feel of HP products since the beginning of this year. Design unification? Yes, but design innovation is an altogether different story.