New face MBA from China

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  1. Gadgetman99 macrumors regular

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's probably capable of running Windows 7 for the most part... I wish one of these better MBA-inspired Atom notebooks would actually come on the market in quantity....
     
  3. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    and runs with a atom cpu :/

    however to the price its quite nice for a sweet 13inch netbook :) paid something like $175 for my asus 1005ha a few months back it does about the same just with no hdmi but 3 usb and only 10.1inch

    $175 is just an estimate as im too lazy to check how much the 2000kr is in us $ ... i might be way off but i've seen it priced arround $200 on newegg i guess
     
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    seems nice for a little netbook, without alot of compromise.
    just sort of confused why the kept it with all the Apple labeling and whatnot...
     
  5. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Ripping of the design wasn't enough? I do like the ethernet, 2x USb and HDMI out.
     
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    i have the esentially same pc here,

    but instead of a atom mine has a SU3500 / 2gb ram - 4gb max / standard 2.5" 320gb hdd and a much better screen.
     

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  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't quite understand how anything about that is essentially the same.... out of curiousity, though, what is it?
     
  9. Gadgetman99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ditto, what is it and what are the specs?
     
  10. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    made by the same company, that is simply msi's new atom netbook X slim series with a apple logo.

    the one i show is a MSI X340
     
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    read my post, the specs are there
     
  12. Mini1000Mac macrumors newbie

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    Flourescent backlit screen....yuck....

    I'm just so used to the LED backlight by now :eek:
     
  13. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    HDMI is kind of pointless on a device with a GMA500 as it can barely play HD video, and even with flash 10.1 beta it can't do youtube HD.
     
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    the one i posted pictures of has intel's 4500MHD and has LED backlighting , 3 hour battery.
     
  15. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    I have to say that the battery life is pretty bad, specially considering devices like the Asus UL30, Acer Timeline, or Samsung X360, which all have the same exact specs(and also the option of SU9x00 line of the Core 2 Duo) get like at least 5-6 hours. They maybe a bit thicker, but again the battery life sure makes up for it.
     
  16. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose you could buy one then os x 86 it XD
     
  17. AndyMulhearn macrumors member

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    Same here. It looks like an Air ripoff which it is clearly meant to be, but if they'd styled it as an original device and not used the apple logo or MacBook Air name surely it would fly off the shelves like **** off a shovel.
     
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    Sad how a rip off fake MBA has better specs than the original... Apple, wake up, here the calls.
    How much RAM and how large the HD, SSD?:cool:
     
  19. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It does? :confused:
     
  20. red42 macrumors regular

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    Where can I actually buy one? For that price, I'll take one thanks.:)
     
  21. Gadgetman99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not really. The real MBA has dual core CPU, the fake has an Atom (single core and slower), plus less math proficient. But anyone looking for a netbook, this fake one is really pretty nice. Looks like an MBA (thin, light and stylish), but netbook specs for $300 or so. But I am sure we all understand that the MBA is more of a real computer (and priced accordingly).
     
  22. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    OS X runs fine on the Atom. I've no problems with mine, apart from the obvious Flash issues, but they're pretty much the same on the Mac Mini.
     
  23. BlackiBook macrumors 6502

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    I like the style but I personally would rather just carry around my 13" MBP, why buy another 13" machine? (and yes I understand that it would be lighter...)
     
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    I might pick one of these up just for the spouse, but a minute plus boot time for XP is atrocious. XP running under VMWare boots in under 15 seconds on a SSD Air.
     

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