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Old Jan 3, 2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Mac Mini Rip-Off

Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CODE=WEM1270OP

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


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Old Jan 3, 2007, 06:24 AM   #2
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Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CODE=WEM1270OP

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


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How does it compare to the MacMini regarding price and performance?
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 06:31 AM   #3
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How does it compare to the MacMini regarding price and performance?
1.4 CELERON o dear

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:03 AM   #4
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1.4 CELERON o dear

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


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It's a bit crappy innit?
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haha that has nothing on the Mac Mini...

an extra $50 gets you a long way it seems
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:06 AM   #6
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Yeah I agree, nothing on the power of the mac mini, but oooo I like the black.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:10 AM   #7
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It does come with a keyboard and mouse at that price though.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:49 AM   #8
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It looks fugly.

The antenna at the back waves "Designed in China".
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:51 AM   #9
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That is one UGLY rip-off.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:52 AM   #10
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Id rather have this for $120:

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Old Jan 3, 2007, 07:57 AM   #11
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And they say Macs are expensive.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 08:03 AM   #12
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And they say Macs are expensive.
you mean it's not a genuine mac?!?!?

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Id rather have this for $120:

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thats really neat. It mounts right on to the vesa. Apple get working on a adapter for the mini.
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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.
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you mean it's not a genuine mac?!?!?


Sarcasm aside, I mean it's very expensive compared to the Mac mini.
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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
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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 ?
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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?
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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).
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...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
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Well once again someone has ripped off an Apple product, and they are even using Mini in the name.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CODE=WEM1270OP

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


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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.
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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
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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.


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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

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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.
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Old Jan 3, 2007, 02:04 PM   #25
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Wow, well at least we know Apple is the creator and pioneer of the little mini. Once you Mac you never go back....
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