HP’s been selling glossy consumer notebook computers for years. A lot of us have complained about how these gloss monsters can attract fingerprints and grime. They might look pretty on store shelves, but they don’t always look so hot in the real world.
Last week I spent some time with HP’s notebook design director and he explained how and why the company is moving to metallic finishes. I really hope more PC companies follow suit and ditch the glossy black look.