Mac Mini Rip-Off

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cmcconkey, Jan 3, 2007.

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    liketom

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    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


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    iancapable

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    It's a bit crappy innit?
     
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    vendettabass

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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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    Yeah I agree, nothing on the power of the mac mini, but oooo I like the black.
     
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    miloblithe

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    It does come with a keyboard and mouse at that price though.
     
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    It looks fugly.

    The antenna at the back waves "Designed in China".
     
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    of my hand will get me slapped.
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    you mean it's not a genuine mac?!?!?

    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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    :D

    Sarcasm aside, I mean it's very expensive compared to the Mac mini.
     
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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
     
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    will it even run Vista ?:D
     
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    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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    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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    totally different... this one has the power button in the front ;)

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

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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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    More here :)
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502

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


    CM
     
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    dpaanlka

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

    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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    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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