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cmcconkey
Jan 3, 2007, 05:21 AM
Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=SYXS-MP-023362&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEM1270OP

This is getting pretty sad. Also if Apple legal is not all over them for this I will be VERY surprised.


Christopher



MacBoobsPro
Jan 3, 2007, 05:24 AM
Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=SYXS-MP-023362&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEM1270OP

This is getting pretty sad. Also if Apple legal is not all over them for this I will be VERY surprised.


Christopher

How does it compare to the MacMini regarding price and performance?

liketom
Jan 3, 2007, 05:31 AM
How does it compare to the MacMini regarding price and performance?

1.4 CELERON o dear :rolleyes:

Systemax Impact Celeron M 1.4GHz / 256MB DDR / 40GB HDD / DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive / Gigabit & Wireless LAN / Windows XP Home / Mini PC


Price:
$549.99

iancapable
Jan 3, 2007, 06:03 AM
1.4 CELERON o dear :rolleyes:

Systemax Impact Celeron M 1.4GHz / 256MB DDR / 40GB HDD / DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive / Gigabit & Wireless LAN / Windows XP Home / Mini PC


Price:
$549.99

It's a bit crappy innit?

vendettabass
Jan 3, 2007, 06:03 AM
haha that has nothing on the Mac Mini...

an extra $50 gets you a long way it seems

cmcconkey
Jan 3, 2007, 06:06 AM
Yeah I agree, nothing on the power of the mac mini, but oooo I like the black.

miloblithe
Jan 3, 2007, 06:10 AM
It does come with a keyboard and mouse at that price though.

iW00t
Jan 3, 2007, 06:49 AM
It looks fugly.

The antenna at the back waves "Designed in China".

Compile 'em all
Jan 3, 2007, 06:51 AM
That is one UGLY rip-off.

Arcus
Jan 3, 2007, 06:52 AM
Id rather have this for $120:

Linux Box (http://www.norhtec.com/products/mcjr/index.html)

Max Payne
Jan 3, 2007, 06:57 AM
And they say Macs are expensive.

Fearless Leader
Jan 3, 2007, 07:03 AM
And they say Macs are expensive.

you mean it's not a genuine mac?!?!?

Id rather have this for $120:

Linux Box (http://www.norhtec.com/products/mcjr/index.html)

thats really neat. It mounts right on to the vesa. Apple get working on a adapter for the mini.

pagansoul
Jan 3, 2007, 07:07 AM
Apple does not own the word 'mini'. It's a nice size as forms go and there was bound to be other companies to use it. With so many companys with external HD the same size I suprised we don't see more and in different colors.

Max Payne
Jan 3, 2007, 07:10 AM
you mean it's not a genuine mac?!?!?

:D

Sarcasm aside, I mean it's very expensive compared to the Mac mini.

Killyp
Jan 3, 2007, 07:24 AM
:D

Sarcasm aside, I mean it's very expensive compared to the Mac mini.

Even if you include the keyboard and mouse.

Don't forget it's also got a crap motherboard, wheras all the Apple logic boards use pretty high quality components.

PLUS, which OS does it run again? :P

liketom
Jan 3, 2007, 07:26 AM
Even if you include the keyboard and mouse.

Don't forget it's also got a crap motherboard, wheras all the Apple logic boards use pretty high quality components.

PLUS, which OS does it run again? :P

will it even run Vista ?:D

iW00t
Jan 3, 2007, 07:27 AM
Apple does not own the word 'mini'. It's a nice size as forms go and there was bound to be other companies to use it. With so many companys with external HD the same size I suprised we don't see more and in different colors.

I am sure Apple has a case.

For starters why must the copy also be square shaped (from the top) with such similar physical proportions AND a similar name?

iW00t
Jan 3, 2007, 07:28 AM
Even if you include the keyboard and mouse.

Don't forget it's also got a crap motherboard, wheras all the Apple logic boards use pretty high quality components.

PLUS, which OS does it run again? :P

I'd rather Apple take some of that mythical high quality components out of their logic boards (not true) and put some of that moolah where it matters (LCD).

jimN
Jan 3, 2007, 07:43 AM
That video out could be nice.

4JNA
Jan 3, 2007, 10:40 AM
...someone has ripped off an Apple product...

totally different... this one has the power button in the front ;)

celery powered no less. sweet mother of slowness :eek:

clevin
Jan 3, 2007, 12:26 PM
Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=SYXS-MP-023362&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEM1270OP

This is getting pretty sad. Also if Apple legal is not all over them for this I will be VERY surprised.


Christopher
lol, u dont know what u are talking about. this line of product was out years ago, at that time, some ppl called it mac mini rip off and predicted apple would sue it,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOpen
the truth is, the manufacturer (Aopen) declared that they designed the concept with no relationship with apple, and in deed, apple didn't sue them after all.

OllyW
Jan 3, 2007, 12:44 PM
The Mac mini did a lot of mouths fall open of stupefaction. With the MiniPC a full, more strongly and more flexible alternative for the product of Apple is offered by AOpen. The machine can be sold soon.........

The most important sales argument is that the MiniPC runs on Windows!


More here :) (http://minipc.aopen.com/Global/news/20051101-3.htm)

cmcconkey
Jan 3, 2007, 12:57 PM
lol, u dont know what u are talking about. this line of product was out years ago, at that time, some ppl called it mac mini rip off and predicted apple would sue it,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOpen
the truth is, the manufacturer (Aopen) declared that they designed the concept with no relationship with apple, and in deed, apple didn't sue them after all.

Hmmm well whoops... missed that one... oh well. But apparently I am not the only one that missed it.


CM

dpaanlka
Jan 3, 2007, 12:58 PM
The antenna at the back waves "Designed in China".

And I thought the chinese characters on the warranty sticker and super long, un-elegant product name were a dead giveaway :eek:

lol, u dont know what u are talking about. this line of product was out years ago, at that time, some ppl called it mac mini rip off and predicted apple would sue it,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOpen
the truth is, the manufacturer (Aopen) declared that they designed the concept with no relationship with apple, and in deed, apple didn't sue them after all.

The difference is the AOpen miniPC looks like something that dripped out of my butthole. Aside from that, cube-shaped and really small computers have always been with Apple since the 80s. LC anybody?

And, even more important, the AOpen thing and the Mac mini really do not look like each other. This thing, however, is obviously trying to look similar to the Mini.

3CCD
Jan 3, 2007, 01:04 PM
Wow, well at least we know Apple is the creator and pioneer of the little mini. Once you Mac you never go back....

Mxsix
Jan 3, 2007, 01:24 PM
Haha a Celeron with 256 RAM. That thing can barely run Windows.

notjustjay
Jan 3, 2007, 01:27 PM
Id rather have this for $120:

Linux Box (http://www.norhtec.com/products/mcjr/index.html)

Wow! I wouldn't mind playing with one of those myself :eek:

emw
Jan 3, 2007, 01:41 PM
To be fair, the wireless is 8x faster than the Mac's... :rolleyes:

http://images.tigerdirect.com/itemdetails/SYXS-MP-023362/wifibg.jpg

Fleetwood Mac
Jan 3, 2007, 01:53 PM
Did anyone see the "warrenty void if seal broken sticker"?

Holly crap, can you imagine having to have a computer like that and not even be able to take of the hideous yellow sticker on the back?? I really couldn't care less if they want to tap into some of that great mini action, but don't fix something that isn't broken.

Zwhaler
Jan 3, 2007, 09:59 PM
...and don't forget the huge 40gb hard drive. :rolleyes:MG

iPegboy
Jan 7, 2007, 02:31 PM
i wish there was a place that you could view how many of a certian product has been sold worldwide. because i want to know how many people have bought this turd of a computer.

savar
Jan 7, 2007, 02:50 PM
Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=SYXS-MP-023362&CMP=EMC-TIGEREMAIL&SRCCODE=WEM1270OP

This is getting pretty sad. Also if Apple legal is not all over them for this I will be VERY surprised.


Christopher

Yawn. "Mini" is an English word that means something smaller than usual. I don't think Apple legal can sue over the name "Mini PC"...or at least I hope they can't.

To me, the idea of putting a computer in a very small package is so obvious that it doesn't constitute invention...the actual engineering to get it into that package might be patentable, as its certainly not trivial.

PTO runaway...

Tarkovsky
Jan 7, 2007, 02:53 PM
Its ugly, it unoriginal and its certainly not very smart... I feel a bit sorry for it. Whose ever gonna love that hunk of junk?

I think someone should buy one and give it a celebrity modover.

Arcus
Jan 7, 2007, 07:25 PM
Wow! I wouldn't mind playing with one of those myself :eek:


I got two of em. They are pretty sweet machines actually.

Sam0r
Jan 8, 2007, 10:28 PM
I'm sorry guys, but I'd like to see all of you that are complaining that this looks like the mini to come up with a design, thats as compact as this that DOESN'T look like the mini.

I think it looks quite nice actually, possibly better looking than the mini.

Right now, the only thing stopping me from buying a mac mini is dual display or tv-out (I only use my other display for movies).

So, feature wise, this is actually better than the mac mini.

Although, I wouldn't buy one due to the celeron part.

dpaanlka
Jan 8, 2007, 10:36 PM
I'm sorry guys, but I'd like to see all of you that are complaining that this looks like the mini to come up with a design, thats as compact as this that DOESN'T look like the mini.

I think it looks quite nice actually, possibly better looking than the mini.

Don't confuse simply being small with looking like a mini. There are plenty of small form factor PCs out there that do not look like a mini. This thing looks like they literally lifted the mini design right off the blueprint, traded the aluminum for black plastic, and moved the power button from the back to the front. It's all in the design cues.

Hostile
Jan 24, 2007, 11:37 AM
Please delete.

allanmac
Jan 24, 2007, 03:12 PM
I particularly liked this bit....

It runs on the reliable and secure Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system.

Allan

combatcolin
Jan 24, 2007, 03:31 PM
Looks OK to be honest.

I wouldn't buy one, but then i wouldn't buy a Mini unless i found one really cheap.

Of course, this being the Soviet Union of Macrumors, the above statement will see me get 15 years in the gulag for breaking with the official party line.

;)

Jiddick ExRex
Jan 24, 2007, 03:57 PM
Haha, great for LAN parties :D

If you intend to play Doom... 1!

patrick0brien
Jan 24, 2007, 04:14 PM
What I find curious is that this is being sold by the very company (TigerDirect) who attempted to block Apple from selling OS X 10.4 under the 'Tiger' moniker 2 years ago.

Interesting, no?

Gosh
Jan 24, 2007, 04:33 PM
Sincerest form of flattery is:

http://www.evesham.com/products/info.asp?e=C0DDE225-E910-4D24-939F-A94BB6C073B4

......although Apple need to be careful they don't let it fall behind!:apple:

emw
Jan 24, 2007, 05:06 PM
Sincerest form of flattery is:

http://www.evesham.com/products/info.asp?e=C0DDE225-E910-4D24-939F-A94BB6C073B4

......although Apple need to be careful they don't let it fall behind!:apple:

Mini PC XL? Interesting naming choice.