Would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Psystar unveils $599 mini tower running Mac OS X Leopard

Despite ongoing legal issues, Psystar has launched their Open(3) Computer which, according to Psystar, “features the latest technology in Intel processors to give our customers an affordable, reliable computer capable of running the OS X operating system.”

On the company’s website, Psystar states, “We preinstall OS X on our Open Computers so that you can begin to use your machine right out of the box. Our basic configuration is ready for office-related tasks and web-surfing but the configuration for our systems can go from a mild-mannered desktop to a powerhouse. You can upgrade your GPU to a GeForce 9500GT which can play most modern games. Equipping an Intel Core2Quad, clocked at 2.53GHz will greatly enhance gaming as well as photo editing and other processor-intensive operations. With our custom configurations you can buy the Open Computer that suits your needs. “

Psystar’s Open(3) starts at US$599.99. A fully-loaded version costs $2,022.98.

Build-to-order options include:

• Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 (base model)
• Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 + iLife + iWork: $59.99

• 2.8 GHz Core2Duo E7400 (base)
• 3.00 GHz Core2Duo E8400: $80
• 2.33 GHz Core2Quad Q8200: $150
• 2.53 GHz Core2Quad Q8200: $180

• 2GB DDR2 800 (base)
• 4GB DDR2 800: $50

Hard Drive:
• 500GB 7,200RPM SATA (base)
• 1TB 7,200RPM SATA: $100

Additional Hard Drive:
• 500GB 7,200RPM SATA: $99
• 1TB 7,200RPM SATA: $199

Optical Drive:
• 20x DVD±RW DL (base)
• 6x Bluray Burner/16x: $299

Graphics Card:
• GeForce 8400GS 256MB (single DVI) (base)
• GeForce 8400GS 256MB (DVI + VGA): $20
• GeForce 9500GT 512MB (single DVI): $99
• GeForce 9500GT 512MB (DVI + VGA): $119

Keyboard & Mouse:
• None (base)
• Multimedia Keyboard and Optical: $29
• Premium Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: $49

• None (base)
• 3-Port Firewire 800 (PCI): $79

• None (base)
• 802.11n (PCI-E 1x): $99

• None (base)
• USB Bluetooth Adapter: $40

• Standard One Year Parts and Support (base)
• Extended Two Year Parts and Support: $149

More info here.

[Attribution: Pocket-lint via Gizmodo. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Cathy V.” for the heads up.]

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