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aussie_geek
May 22, 2005, 02:02 AM
Just found this...

It is marketed as 'Get Mac Style at PC Price' :rolleyes:

what do you think..

aussie_geek

jackieonasses
May 22, 2005, 02:05 AM
looks cute! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


(it might of been posted before - but that doesn't shed it's sheer ugliness)

it is pitiful.

kyle

mad jew
May 22, 2005, 02:06 AM
If you're gonna copy a beautiful product, at least get the finer details right so it also look beautiful. :rolleyes:

Josh396
May 22, 2005, 02:20 AM
It looks horrible. It always amazed me how so many companies try to copy the G5 design and make it look so bad. You would think someone would just make the same exact one.

feakbeak
May 22, 2005, 02:34 AM
While I must admit this doesn't look as sleek and minimalist as the actual Power Mac G5, it is not that bad. I would really like to do an experiment. If I were Apple I would design an ugly computer... I'm talking really ugly - scary looking! I would release the fugly computer with the Apple branding. I would also design the most beautiful computer ever imagined and release it under some PC manufacturer's brand name. Then, I would watch as the loyalists praised the ugly computer and made fun of the beautiful one. Oh, it would provide so many laughs. Beauty seems to be dependent upon what logo is on the box.

homerjward
May 22, 2005, 03:10 AM
While I must admit this doesn't look as sleek and minimalist as the actual Power Mac G5, it is not that bad. I would really like to do an experiment. If I were Apple I would design an ugly computer... I'm talking really ugly - scary looking! I would release the fugly computer with the Apple branding. I would also design the most beautiful computer ever imagined and release it under some PC manufacturer's brand name. Then, I would watch as the loyalists praised the ugly computer and made fun of the beautiful one. Oh, it would provice so many laughs. Beauty seems to be dependent upon what logo is on the box.
hmm...

Yvan256
May 22, 2005, 09:41 AM
What website sells that? A lot of people would buy one (it sure beats those ugly beige boxes and the ones with plastic windows cut-outs and neon lights).

feakbeak
May 22, 2005, 10:10 AM
hmm...LOL, that's great! Thanks for putting that together.

zwida
May 22, 2005, 10:54 AM
If it were built in a garage by a computer-crafting Dr. Frankenstein, it might be forgivable. For a "mass-market" product, I gotta say, "blech!"

Maxiseller
May 22, 2005, 11:02 AM
This hasn't got anything to do with Mac Loyalty.

That is one ugly box. (Shiver)

yg17
May 22, 2005, 11:50 AM
Oh my, thats ugly. If you're gonna completley rip off of something, at least do it right. :rolleyes:

mus0r
May 22, 2005, 11:56 AM
I actually posted a rant about that very case in Harmony Central's Mac forum...It still makes me gag... :( ;)

Yvan256
May 22, 2005, 12:17 PM
People, come on. It might not look as clean as an actual G5 case, but it's still a lot better than the usual beige (http://tekgems.com/images/large/wo/ss/casewhite.jpg) or sci-fi (http://www.iocombo.com/shared/product/product_t_0AL1.jpg) cases.

Besides, a PC tower needs to have 5.25" and 3.5" bays for drives so this is actually a very nice-looking case when you take those requirements into account.

And don't forget that the more it looks like an Apple design, the more they could get sued (as far as computers go). Not sure if the fact that's it's a computer casing only would protect them... It's still made to put a computer in it.

stevey500
May 22, 2005, 12:26 PM
Or this :rolleyes: ( I would host it myself, but I haven't configured apache yet. ) I would like to see a G5 with this mod.

Sirus The Virus
May 22, 2005, 02:13 PM
I saw a similar case at Comp USA. I touched it and it felt like a cheap aluminum case made from soda cans. Even the dell cases look better than that. Who would make a product and call it a Mac look at a PC price, it looks more like a peice of garbage that sould be melted and made into soda cans.

jackieonasses
May 22, 2005, 02:16 PM
While I must admit this doesn't look as sleek and minimalist as the actual Power Mac G5, it is not that bad. I would really like to do an experiment. If I were Apple I would design an ugly computer... I'm talking really ugly - scary looking! I would release the fugly computer with the Apple branding. I would also design the most beautiful computer ever imagined and release it under some PC manufacturer's brand name. Then, I would watch as the loyalists praised the ugly computer and made fun of the beautiful one. Oh, it would provide so many laughs. Beauty seems to be dependent upon what logo is on the box.
You said that if Apple released a ugly computer we would still think it looked good??
IF that were the case... Then we would like the B&W Powermacs... now wouldn't we?
The color was horrible
http://www.isellmacs.com/Images/bluewhiteg3300.jpg

Orlando Furioso
May 22, 2005, 02:32 PM
You said that if Apple released a ugly computer we would still think it looked good??
IF that were the case... Then we would like the B&W Powermacs... now wouldn't we?
The color was horrible
http://www.isellmacs.com/Images/bluewhiteg3300.jpg


I dunno, college gurls loooooooooooooooooooved my B&W G3.

solvs
May 22, 2005, 07:08 PM
I dunno, I like that color. My room was painted a similar color in High School. I guess the gray, and then silver, were better for that pro look. White seems to be good for consumer. I do wonder what they'll come up with next.

aussie_geek
May 22, 2005, 10:53 PM
What website sells that? A lot of people would buy one (it sure beats those ugly beige boxes and the ones with plastic windows cut-outs and neon lights).

It is a storefront for a computer company here in Sydney. They are quite cheap you know - I got a 250Gb SATA for $210!!

J&W computers (http://www.jw.com.au/)

aussie_geek

Kosher Terror
May 23, 2005, 12:10 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24150 I quite enjoy some of the mods made at bit-tech. They do some pretty cool stuff.