updated 02:20 pm EST, Fri December 5, 2008
An Argentinian company is the latest computer maker to defy Apple and release Mac clones. Customers can choose from two models, OpeniMac and OpeniMacPRO. The standard version features a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 320GB 7200RPM hard drive. The Pro clone integrates a 3.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GS 1GB GPU, and a 20-inch LG widescreen monitor.
The OpeniMac carries a price of $990 alone or $1330 with a 19-inch monitor, while the OpeniMacPRO with the monitor is priced at $1765. The company is likely targeting a local market, as the website does not have an option to purchase. Instead, customers must enter their information into a contact page.
Florida-based Psystar sells a similar product to the OpeniMac with a monitor, but prices the package $500 below the Argentinian equivalent. The American company is involved in a heated legal battle with Apple, with a lawsuit that claims violations of the Mac OS EULA and illegal circumvention of copyright methods.