Devotion to Apple

I read Marco's post about the Asus Zenbook and I have a bit of an issue with his view. Is he certain that logic board design was Apple's and not Intel's or a manufacturers like Foxconn? Even if it was Apple's did they not simply copy the overall product design of companies such as Sony, who have had a range of powerful yet portable laptops out for a while, or Dell (with the Latitude X1) with the MacBook Air?

Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of Marc's blog and I'd love a MacBook Pro laptop again but I do have an issue with the blind devotion some Apple users have to the Apple brand sometimes.