"Fake MacBook nano" in China

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  1. macrumors bot

  2. macrumors G3


    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.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    pretty sweet.
  4. macrumors 604


    Does it come in black?



    I would imagine, from the land that manufactures the NetBooks, it would be pretty easy...
  5. macrumors 68020


    Not doing anything for me...
    Craigslist here they come!
  6. macrumors G3


    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!
  7. macrumors 601


    Oh, the new Elppa netbook! Nice! :D

    Does it run Linux?
  8. macrumors 68000


    I can't believe that putting the apple on backwards would be enough to mean that it isn't a counterfeit product.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Wow. Does it actually run OS X?
  10. macrumors G3


    Hackint0sh I guess ;) Depending on what the wireless card used is etc, it might actually be quite stable.
  11. macrumors 68020


    if it ran leopard i would probably buy it haha just for a 'conversation piece' :cool:
  12. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

  13. macrumors 65816


    Link To Buy?

    Anyone have one (LINK) PM me if you do I could use a good netbook and I love the look!
  14. macrumors regular


    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
  15. macrumors 65816


    A little hard to see on those small photos but I want one anyway!!
  16. macrumors 68040


    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.
    Chinese law is pretty crazy when non-Chinese corporations are involved. Nothing here will surprise me very much.
    If it has EFI firmware, OS X might even install without any hacking. Gizmodo reviewed an EFI firmware dongle that (for compatible motherboards) does just that.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Apple will rip them apart for using the [reversed] Apple logo. Granted, this is in China where copyright laws are a bit... sketchy?
  18. macrumors G4


    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.
  19. macrumors 6502


    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.
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