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Apple Killing Psystar, OpeniMac Arrives

A new Argentinian company called OpeniMac is jumping into the Mac-clones foray with the introduction of two new Mac-clone systems, going for $990 and $1710.

Safe to buy from? Chances are, no. If interested though, check out the Google translated page here.

Despite what’s going on with Psystar and Apple’s attempt to put the company into the ground, we’re a little miffed at the fact that more and more Mac cloners are popping up. After Psystar, a offshore company called OpenTech launched its own line of Mac clones. The operation didn’t last very long and OpenTech put itself up for sale shortly after for a quick $50,000.

So far, Psystar seemed to have shown itself as somewhat legitimate, if even you could call it that. OpenTech was definitely shady, so we hold all reserves for OpeniMac. We definitely recommend everyone to stay completely away from OpeniMac.

  • customisbetter
    I think psystar is fairly legit. People have written reviews and whatnot. I haven't purchased one though.
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  • heffeque
    You got the prices wrong. The symbol for argentine pesos is the same as the dollar, but they're not worth the same.

    990 Argentine pesos = 285.80 U.S. dollars
    1710 Argentine pesos = 493.65 U.S. dollars
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  • Sorry but the price are in dollars.
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  • heffeque
    Hm... you're right, it does say "U$S" instead of "$". My bad.
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  • NuclearShadow
    Honestly I think its Apple who needs to be a bit worried. Apple tries to market their computers as something other than PC's which is a claim that they are a entirely different product. This would clearly mean they are a monopoly and could face lawsuits.

    If they tried to refute such lawsuits they would have to argue against their own marketing and claim their computers are indeed just PC's. Which isn't going to look good for them in court, to investors, and to consumers.

    However if they don't try to fight such companies as Psystar they could easily find themselves losing more and more business on their Macs as the #1 goal of their new competitors will be to compete in pricing.
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  • jaragon13
    Or! Macs could accept an iopen standard like Windows does and just licenses their software? NOOOO not that
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  • pocketdrummer
    If apple would set fair prices on their equipment, then they would attract much more business. I'm sorry, but it usually costs about $1000 more than a similar PC. And what do you get for this? Beauty over functionality. They ride too much on their cool factor. It's simply pathetic that a 15" macbook pro only has 2 usb ports. And, with the last macbook, they wanted $700 to upgrade to 4gb when you could buy it online for around $150.

    RIP OFFS!
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  • Correction: You can get 4gb laptop ram online for about $60~80 =)
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  • Correction: You can't get Apple ram for less than $700.

    And ensuring standard ram (thats $60 to $80) will work in that fickle Apple machine is a risk not everyone is willing to take.

    =)
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  • Tindytim
    pocketdrummerIf apple would set fair prices on their equipment, then they would attract much more business. I'm sorry, but it usually costs about $1000 more than a similar PC. And what do you get for this? Beauty over functionality. They ride too much on their cool factor. It's simply pathetic that a 15" macbook pro only has 2 usb ports. And, with the last macbook, they wanted $700 to upgrade to 4gb when you could buy it online for around $150.RIP OFFS!
    The inflated price point is part of their marketing. There is the retarded notion that Apple is some how quality, and Apple product are some type of God send.
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