AOpen to use Intel Yonah processor in their Mac Mini replica
Apple Computers launched the Mac Mini to target the PC users who were afraid of spending a fortune on purchasing a Macintosh machine. The cheapest Mac computer ever came without a monitor or a keyboard/mouse unit. It has been quite successful and well there are now PC makers, which are launching Mac Mini look-alikes based on the Intel processors.
One of these manufacturers is Taiwanese electronics maker AOpen that is aiming to put in the upcoming Intel Yonah processor in their Mac Mini replica machine. The AOpen ‘Mac mini-alike’ would of course run the Windows Operating System. And these new Intel dual core processors should put in a lot of power punch to impress their customers.
These Intel Yonah processors are due to be launched in the market in the first quarter of 2006. However, many Taiwan based PC manufacturers already have access to some early units. AOpen plans to showcase their Mac Mini replica at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January.
The new version with the Yonah processor would be somewhat heavier than the current models and would weigh around 1.3 kilograms. The current version uses a Pentium M processor from Intel. The company has aimed to offer this machine as a home entertainment PC, with connections for digital or conventional TV sets and large hard disk storage space to hold movies and music.