updated 10:25 am EDT, Wed October 29, 2008
Psystar Mac Notebook
Psystar is preparing to follow up its recent Blu-ray desktop with a notebook that would also be capable of running Mac OS X, says a message from the company to an AppleInsider reader. Without providing details, the Florida PC builder acknowledges that an Open Computer notebook is "in development" and that the system should follow Psystar's usual practice of trying to undercut Apple on cost with a "very competitively priced" example.
The firm's Open Computers have so far been limited to desktops and servers and have been helped along by the nature of these systems, which let Psystar hand-pick components it knows will work with the modifications that bypass Apple's usual checks on running Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. Notebooks are often either custom designed or require the use of "white box" designs.
The plans also appear despite mutual lawsuits filed by Apple and Psystar against each other that alternately accuse the other of violating licensing and of antitrust violations, respectively. Both firms are engaged in out-of-court arbitration that isn't considered binding. [image via Flickr]