Integrity and bullies with blogs
I like The Verge quite a lot, but there’s no doubt in my mind that the review should have at least made a passing comment on the total iMac-ness of the design. I could see omitting it if HP hadn’t done the keyboard and trackpad the way they did, but it’s pretty blatant as-is.
I’ll grant Topolsky the benefit of the doubt that there’s no money or conspiracy at hand, since I’ve not seen any other evidence of that. Still, it’s a pretty strange omission, in my opinion.