“Hewlett-Packard is making over its Pavilion PCs to better blend in outside the den. The computer giant on Tuesday unveiled a silver-and-white design for its Pavilion desktops. Featuring a silver case and a white insert, the new design replaces a metallic-blue case with a navy blue insert. It will initially come on three models,” John G. Spooner reports for CNET News. “HP says it’s doing away with the darker colors to appeal to consumers’ tastes, which, these days, lean toward lighter shades. The changes also allow the PCs to better blend into the more visible areas of people’s homes, such as living rooms, where televisions and other silvery electronics gear already exist.”
“Some might see at least a hint of a resemblance to Apple Computer’s recent computer color schemes in the latest HP designs. But Anderson said HP wouldn’t have made the changes unless customers preferred the new palate,” Spooner reports. “‘We got a very warm reception for this’ from customers who previewed the design, he said. ‘We didn’t do it because Apple did it. We did it because our customers told us that they liked it.'”
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