“AOpen has announced prices and a ship date for its ‘Pandora’ box, the Intel-based clone of the Apple Mac mini,” Mark Hachman reports for ExtremeTech.
“The Pandora will be sold as a complete system, according to a note from the OEM that was sent to reporters this week. The Pandora will sell for an estimated price of $499 for a Windows-based configuration, and $399 for one configured around Linux. Systems will be available by Christmas, the company said,” Hachman reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: From a press release issued by AOpen earlier this year: AOpen’s Mini PC is powered by Intel Pentium M processors with built-in DVD-RW and 2.5-inch hard drive. The product is built with mini-PCI 804.11 a/b/g wireless communication module and Bluetooth support. It can also transfer data wirelessly to and from personal computing and communication devices such as PDA and smart phone. The Mini PC also provides DVI, S-Video, and YPbPr connectors so that it can be connected to HDTV, plasma display monitor, large screen display panels, and high definition audio products. More info in related articles below.
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