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MacBytes
Mar 17, 2009, 04:42 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: "Fake MacBook nano" in China (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090317174203)
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Kilamite
Mar 17, 2009, 04:47 PM
Haha pretty neat for an improvised Mac.

They could have fitted a larger screen - I don't get why netbooks have such small displays yet huge bezels around them.

Shoesy
Mar 17, 2009, 04:54 PM
pretty sweet.

gkarris
Mar 17, 2009, 04:55 PM
Does it come in black?

LOL...

Nice...

I would imagine, from the land that manufactures the NetBooks, it would be pretty easy...

benflick
Mar 17, 2009, 04:55 PM
Not doing anything for me...
Craigslist here they come!

Kilamite
Mar 17, 2009, 04:59 PM
Just noticed, looks like it has a Vista style keyboard, no CMD key. You think they'd make the effort to fix that if they've gone to the effort to even make this, let alone reverse the Apple logo to perfection!

Yvan256
Mar 17, 2009, 05:18 PM
Oh, the new Elppa netbook! Nice! :D

Does it run Linux?

ditzy
Mar 17, 2009, 05:24 PM
I can't believe that putting the apple on backwards would be enough to mean that it isn't a counterfeit product.

iParis
Mar 17, 2009, 05:27 PM
Wow. Does it actually run OS X?

Kilamite
Mar 17, 2009, 05:29 PM
Wow. Does it actually run OS X?

Hackint0sh I guess ;) Depending on what the wireless card used is etc, it might actually be quite stable.

michael.lauden
Mar 17, 2009, 05:29 PM
if it ran leopard i would probably buy it haha just for a 'conversation piece' :cool:

Bye Bye Baby
Mar 17, 2009, 06:04 PM
ugly

Airforcekid
Mar 17, 2009, 07:06 PM
Anyone have one (LINK) PM me if you do I could use a good netbook and I love the look!

tommyminahan
Mar 18, 2009, 03:23 AM
Haha pretty neat for an improvised Mac.

They could have fitted a larger screen - I don't get why netbooks have such small displays yet huge bezels around them.


Probably cause its cheaper with smaller screens..
they have to have the bezel be big enough to cover the "fullsize" keyboard.

an 8" screen with a tiny bezel would mean having an 8" keyboard.. tiny keys!! lol

Foxglove9
Mar 18, 2009, 07:53 AM
A little hard to see on those small photos but I want one anyway!!

shamino
Mar 18, 2009, 05:54 PM
They could have fitted a larger screen - I don't get why netbooks have such small displays yet huge bezels around them.
They're probably using the space for something else. Maybe antennae, cabling, or even just plastic standoffs to make it more durable. Remember, we're not talking about the pinnacle in engineering here.
I can't believe that putting the apple on backwards would be enough to mean that it isn't a counterfeit product.
Chinese law is pretty crazy when non-Chinese corporations are involved. Nothing here will surprise me very much.
Hackint0sh I guess ;) Depending on what the wireless card used is etc, it might actually be quite stable.
If it has EFI firmware, OS X might even install without any hacking. Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/5049756/review-efix-dongle-perfectly-transforms-pc-to-mac) reviewed an EFI firmware dongle that (for compatible motherboards) does just that.

munson
Mar 18, 2009, 05:57 PM
Apple will rip them apart for using the [reversed] Apple logo. Granted, this is in China where copyright laws are a bit... sketchy?

Eraserhead
Mar 18, 2009, 06:16 PM
Apple will rip them apart for using the [reversed] Apple logo. Granted, this is in China where copyright laws are a bit... sketchy?

I've seen fake iPod's sold in New York.

In fact they're probably sold more officially in New York than in China as there they are generally sold in markets.

munson
Mar 18, 2009, 07:49 PM
I've seen fake iPod's sold in New York.

In fact they're probably sold more officially in New York than in China as there they are generally sold in markets.

I'll wager that it will all depend on how successful these things get, like that other desktop thing a while ago. IF people actually start buying these things Apple will out their foot down.

Fake iPods in NY are a different story. They're aren't really doing a ton of harm since they aren't being mass produced (I assume).

Tough to say at this point though.

drjsway
Mar 21, 2009, 09:52 PM
It ships with Windows XP or Ubuntu.

http://www.tct.hk/3G.htm