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  • New Copy Cat Mac: OpeniMac

    It seems that Psystar’s knock off MacBooks have emboldened a new company to create their own system, OpeniMac, despite the legal battle Psystar is currently engaged in with Apple.

    It’s not 100% clear who this new company is, but it is known that it’s an Argentinean-based dealer. Their product is not an all in one design but they do have a nice new website up promoting it.

    Currently the dealer is offering for only $990:

    “A 2.53GHz "OpeniMac" with 3 MB of shared L2 cache, 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 320 GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm drive, an 8X SuperDrive, and an ATI Radeon HD PRO with 256 MB of video memory GDDR3. Another $340 will get you a 19-inch LG LCD display to go along with it.”

    There is also a high-end computer called…you guessed it... the "OpeniMac Pro," for $1710. The Pro comes with “a 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 MB of shared L2 cache, 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 500 GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm drive, an 8X SuperDrive, a NVIDIA GeForce GS with 1 GB of GDDR3 video memory, and "a brilliant" 20-inch LG widescreen display.”

    The OpeniMac website even throws a hit at Apple’s system performance on their website by showing a series of benchmark graphs that compare the two.

    Source: AppleInsider | Psystar emboldens "OpeniMac" copycat clone maker
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Copy Cat Mac: OpeniMac started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      eehhhh :-\
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      *sigh*... yet another eminent legal battle.
    1. blazingangel1986's Avatar
      blazingangel1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      *sigh*... yet another eminent legal battle.
      u have no idea how funny i find this lol
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      what a slap in the face to apple. awesome. hahahaha
    1. blacksti's Avatar
      blacksti -
      Hackintosh FTW!
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      If they legally have a copy for every OS stuck on one of these machines, what's the issue?

      I think it's awesome... Slap apple right in the face baby!
    1. Cocchiararo's Avatar
      Cocchiararo -
      but my country is known for ilegal stuff, i would guess they have pirated oses (the os in my country costs between 200 and 300 u$s alone if im not mistaken)
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      wow. simply wow!
      these guys gotta have a sh!t ton of money to set this up in the first place!
      and then they must be making a SH!T ton more on sales to be worth the risk of lawsuits!
      imagine the millions of dollars involved and it becomes mind boggling.
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      anyone who competes with apple and any of there products or programs is potentially at risk for a lawsuit. apple tried to sue a company for making an mp3 player look too much like an ipod. also itunes alternative programs are starting to get targeted harshly recently. its just apple being apple. thats all. but companies like this just slap apple and thier crap in the face. pure awesomeness
    1. firedog341's Avatar
      firedog341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      If they legally have a copy for every OS stuck on one of these machines, what's the issue?
      It's part of Apple's License Agreement that OSX be installed on Apple Hardware. Installing it on anything else even with a valid OSX purchase, still breaks the agreement.
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      Quote Originally Posted by firedog341 View Post
      It's part of Apple's License Agreement that OSX be installed on Apple Hardware. Installing it on anything else even with a valid OSX purchase, still breaks the agreement.
      fo sho. you have a valid point there.
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Are we sure that other countries even have to follow our rules. I like apple software but damn if they don't charge a lot for the hardware. Maybe if we didn't have to see an apple commercial every 10 minutes, the units wouldn't have to cost as much. Obviously other companies have figured out how to make it run on some pretty nice computers for a lot less.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      i think napster should sue apple for copying their design. that would be a slap in the face to apple haha.
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      ENLIGHTENED me with news that that is osx not the edited version or boot leg or some weird stuff?

      b/c i am looking for a mac pc in desktop shape to make iphone apps lol but i am a pc master not gay macs.. just b/c of no gaming support by apple in their hardware...

      and i couldn't get osx to dual in my alien ware laptops

      so this might me one i will be buying at cheap price lol i was saving money to buy mack book pro but i will go for cheap one now lol way to go..... apple gets a slap on their nuts so happy u ppl made my night when i got home form work all tired up this thread made my day wohoo
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      You can't be much of a PC master to NOT be able to figure out how to build/install your own "hackintosh".

      It's not that difficult. I have a PC with OS X on it, and a MacBook.. I rarely use the PC for doing Mac stuff, but it's fun to play around with.
    1. bftiedt's Avatar
      bftiedt -
      I hate companies like this.. not for the fact that they are trying to compete with apple but for the fact that somewhere out there you have some one who wants to buy an mac. It could be a young kid who doesnt know what he is buying , or a grandmother or parent who isnt computer savvy and is just trying to buy a grandson , son , or daughter a present so they google mac and the site pops up and they actually think they are buying a mac. I am fine with competing with mac. im actually all for it bc it makes apple try and improve continuously . I just feel bad for the uninformed buyer who is misled by what is actually being sold and when they get it is as well built or nearly as nice.
    1. khaoticsquirrel's Avatar
      khaoticsquirrel -
      pystar has a better concept. they were the originators of the hacintosh mass selling, and it seems like they offer more for less money. this one is just a couple hundred off, and you really don't get that much more out of it. wireless is optional, so an additional fee?? what? sorta need that nowadays
    1. Filo01's Avatar
      Filo01 -
      is it just me, or that laptop is pretty awesome for it's price, or can u get better for less? not really a laptop guru but it look nice
    1. fungrified's Avatar
      fungrified -
      haha on the website go to the comparison and on the openimac video specs google translated it wrong.. "2 monkeys" instead of "2 monitors" lol
    1. mgamber's Avatar
      mgamber -
      LOL....good luck going after them in Argentina. Not that Dear Leader won't try, I'm sure. Douchebag.