Archive for the 'Competitors' Category

FrankenMac as a HTPC?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Thanks to Psystar and their “Open Computer” Mac clones (aka FrankenMacs) have been all over the Internets lately. As a Mini owner and a FrankenMac dabbler I thought I should weigh in on the issue as it relates to the Home Theater environment. The short version of the story? Move along, nothing to see here. [...]

Mac mini vs. Media Center Mini Edition

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

So S1Digital intoduced a windows MCE based ‘mini’ computer eh? I noticed quite a bit of buzz on this thing yesterday and wanted to look into it. The first thing I noticed is that the er I’m not typing out that long ass name every time, what should I call this thing, ok I got [...]

Shuttle and MSI won’t stoop to AOpens level

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

AOpen’s “mini” PC sure has caused quite a stir, so much in fact that other companies are already stepping up to the plate and stating that they wont be manufacturing mini clones. It’s nice to see that Shuttle and MSI are following the road less traveled, but I have to wonder if other less scrupulous [...]

AOpen Intel powered, Mac mini clone

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

This is pretty shameless, I mean come on…. If the power button wasn’t in the front I’m not sure I’d be able to tell them apart with a quick glance. I suppose this should be a sign that if nothing else, Apple has some PC makers nervous, at least when it comes to styling. The [...]

Mac Mini vs The Nanode

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Engadget reports on the pending release of a very interesting looking box from Hoojum, the Nanode, which bears a striking resemblance to our friend the Mac Mini. It’s running the Nano-ITX mobo at 1GHz (Via) and will be capable of decoding MPEG 2 and 4 on board along with SATA RAID. We’ll see what happens [...]

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