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FINALLY - The Mac mini gets PC company... [two moderate jpegs]
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analogika
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Jun 1, 2005, 04:39 AM
 
Anybody remember the slew of gumdrop iMac knock-offs?

This is just sad:



I mean, I suppose it's credit to Apple, but...

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Jun 1, 2005, 04:45 AM
 
Wow. Ah well, it was only a matter of time...

PS: Pics aren't working here.
EDIT: Now they are working. Weird.

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Jun 1, 2005, 05:07 AM
 
Countdown to Apple lawsuit. . .

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Jun 1, 2005, 05:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac
Countdown to Apple lawsuit. . .
Time for Apple to open up a big ole can of whoop-ass...
     
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Jun 1, 2005, 11:00 AM
 
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Jun 1, 2005, 11:04 AM
 
Ugg, looks ugly. One of the nice things about the mini is the white faceplate with the Apple logo embossed on it for the top. Not some cheese grater.

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Jun 1, 2005, 11:47 AM
 
ugly as it is, i'm going to buy one, i need a desperatley quiet pc ha
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Jun 1, 2005, 01:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by crazeazn
ugly as it is, i'm going to buy one, i need a desperatley quiet pc ha

There's one born every minute.

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Jun 1, 2005, 01:18 PM
 
That thing is going to be expensive if it uses a Pentium M.
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Jun 1, 2005, 03:13 PM
 
Notice how the power button is easy to get to since you have to press it so often on a PC.
     
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Jun 1, 2005, 03:55 PM
 
I'd stack up the Mac Mini and this AOpen, one of top of another, the one with bigger foot print will be at the base. Just in case i need to use PC.
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Jun 1, 2005, 04:16 PM
 
Those people have no shame. They'd sell their own mothers, if there was a remote possibility that they could pocket $5 dollars on the transaction.
     
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Jun 2, 2005, 10:13 AM
 
Spot the (lack of) difference:


     
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Jun 2, 2005, 11:26 AM
 
No FW ! And no Kensington lock slot (ah well, you won't need that...).

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Jun 2, 2005, 06:56 PM
 
Real stupid. I wonder how long it'll take before its pulled off the market,

Maybe Apple can get the Blue Man Group to do ads where they small up the look alike. That'd be cool.
     
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Jun 2, 2005, 10:05 PM
 
Not. impressive.
     
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Jun 3, 2005, 12:03 AM
 
Wow they did what somebody else did... good for them. They could probably have also used a Via chip or Transmeta... meh, either way. It's not an awful one, anyone seen their cube knock off? That said I wonder if Apple has any design patents.
     
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Jun 3, 2005, 01:03 AM
 
I'm sure they do, and I bet they could sue on a 'look and feel' set of claims. It wouldn't be hard to convince a jury on that one.
     
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Jun 3, 2005, 01:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
I'm sure they do, and I bet they could sue on a 'look and feel' set of claims. It wouldn't be hard to convince a jury on that one.
Of course there wouldn't be a jury. It wouldn't be a criminal lawsuit.
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