Mac Mini clone unveiled - lawsuits ahoy!

It had to happen. The first Mac Mini clones running Windows have been unveiled at Computex. Taiwanese manufacturer Aopen has unveiled its "Pandora" project, which looks surprisingly like the highly-successful Apple project. It's due to be launched on the market in September at a planned price of under $600.

Sources have told The Inquirer that Intel played no small part in getting this machine developed, and Microsoft also offered encouragement - perhaps not surprising, given the amount of interest in the market after the Mac Mini's launch proved people were looking for machines that looked good and just worked.

The systems are expected to run on Pentium M processors, and some models will also offer up options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and DVD-RW drives. No response from Apple yet, and it's not clear whether the box is close enough to the Mini to encourage the company's wrath.

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