updated 11:20 pm EDT, Wed July 23, 2008
Ripple's newest Mini clone
Korean OEM manufacturer Ripple has introduced an updated version of its Mac Mini clone using a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor in the Mini-ITX form factor. The Ripple Mini Chocolate uses the 45nm i945GC-Northbridge and ICH7Ssouthbridge chipsets, and supports up to 2GB of RAM. Intel specs show the low-cost motherboard with 2 USB ports, a pair of 3.0GBs SATA conntectors and single IDE socket.
The Ripple Mini Chocolate measures just 15mm X 210mm X 80mm, compared to 50mm X 165mm X 165mm for the Mac Mini. The Chocolate comes in three colors, and since it's a barebone system, users have to supply their own optical and hard drives. The machine is only available in the Korean market for around $200.