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Everex adds Mac mini-like PC to product lineup

updated 11:55 pm EST, Tue February 26, 2008

Everex mini dual-core PC

Everex today unveiled the Everex mini, a Mac mini-styled CPU that features the company's own gOS 2.0 running on a dual-core processor. An Intel T2130 dual-core mobile processor powers the PC, while using a 120GB HD for storage and 512MB of RAM. For multimedia, Everex chose the Intel GMA950 graphics processor and Realtek ALC268 audio hardware, and the system includes a DVD+/-RW drive. The Everex mini will be available from Newegg.com for $500 on March 1st.

The Everex mini features many ports for connectivity, such as gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, S-Video, DVI, and audio I/O ports. It also features a four-in-one card reader, which works with SD, MMC, Sony Memory Sticks and Memory Stick Pro.

In terms of software, the Everex mini comes with several open source applications such as OpenOffice 2.3, Firefox, gMail, GIMP, among others.





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  1. Haroscarfel

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    eewww

    ugly stepsister

  1. syzygi

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    gOS?

    gOS Rocket is based on the Ubuntu 7.10 distribution. It uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of the usual GNOME or KDE desktops, to create a desktop that has similar usability to Mac OS X. This is possible because of the flexibility of Enlightenment. Enlightenment acts both as an X window manager, and as a desktop environment.

    I never heard of gOS before this article.

  1. syzygi

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    Ugly?

    Actually it doesen't look half bad.

  1. simdude

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    come on guys

    Ok, this isn't as clean as the mini and obviously, doesn't run OS X but this machine matches many of the mini's specs and is not horribly ugly.

    A mini with a superdrive is $799. That being said, from what I can tell, this machine does not include bluetooth or wifi and I don't believe it has optical audio in/out. If you have to add USB dongles to get bluetooth and wifi, it gets much uglier. And of course, doesn't run OS X.

  1. jcatma61

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    Can You Say eMachine?

    I'll paraphrase Jobs in the successful suit against eMachines for their iMac knockoff:

    They could have chosen from a universe of designs, but instead, the product is a close copy of our industrial design.

    Plus, what simdude says.

    This is not a serious contender to take on Mac mini. It's just another cheap, ugly knockoff.

  1. testudo

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    yeah

    And I bet these guys let you dismantle it with screwdrivers, instead of a putty knife like a REAL computer!

    And, OMG, how stupid! They put a USB port on the front of the thing. Who the h*** would want that???

    But without real specs, you can't really compare the two products. How fast is the drive? What types of audio ports does it have? Is it possible to use it as a DVR? How bad will the interface be?

  1. Zaren

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    Hardware Specifications

    1.86GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130 (1MB L2 Cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz) 120GB Hard Disk Drive 512MB DDR2 667 SDRAM DVD+/-RW, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950, Realtek ALC268 High-Definition Audio (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port (1) DVI-I Port (1) S-Video Port (1) IEEE 1394 Port (4) USB 2.0 Ports, (1) 4-in1 Media Card Reader (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port (2) Microphone/Line-In Port

  1. MatildeMatilde

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    Nice machine

    Pretty cool knock-off. Caveat: if you want to use Linux. This machine doesn't include the cost of a real OS, or a decent amount of RAM.

    And by the time you've shelled out for a Windows XP licence, then spent three months time fiddling with driver problems, you might as well have bought an iMac. I've used Linux for years, and it's still not ready for prime-time usage. Linux is good for the price, but honestly, that's not saying much.

    This is just one more reason for people to go into a shop and think "I can't afford a Mac because they're so expensive." Macs aren't expensive, but they look it compared to products like this. As with cars, you get what you pay for. Buying an Everex Mini is like buying a Dodge-Chrysler because Toyotas cost slightly more.

  1. Zaren

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    Well, that was lame

    I formatted that specs list so everything was on a separate line, and then the page ate the line returns. As well. It doesn't sound too bad for specs. If I can't talk my sister into getting a Mac Mini the next time her Winbox gets infected and dies a horrible screaming death (which happens about once a year), I'll try to push her towards this.

  1. Guest

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    thought

    I wonder with this thing coming out if apple will up the specs of the mac mini and give it a price drop

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