Mac Clone Psystar Open Computer is the Real Deal

Mac Clone Psystar Open Computer is the Real Deal

Fist it was: Psystar who? Followed by: Psystar wherefore art thou? Then nipping on those heels came: okay, I see it, but I don't believe it. Now the latest installment in the Psystar soap opera has us eating crow, because Engadget actually has a preliminary hands-on review of a Psystar Open Computer, including video and benchmarks.



"As far as benchmarks, it doesn't exactly blow Apple's gear away, but it definitely holds its own -- and the GeForce card just destroys the integrated graphics in the MacBook / Mac mini."

It works, but it's not perfect. Apparently the system fans stay on all the time and they are loud. Plus every fifteen minutes they had to manually reset the DHCP lease.

At the end of the day the big question is: is the system a better value than one from Apple? It's always good to have choices, and one could argue that competition actually helps drive innovation and better pricing. But is Psystar really in this for the long haul? Can they successfully fend off the Apple legal juggernaut? Are you willing to invest in hardware that might not be supported and may stop working properly following a system update?

To use a tired cliché, time will tell. In the meantime, Psystar couldn't pay to get the kind of publicity they've been getting in the tech press about the Psystar Open Computer. Full disclosure: HotHardware is contributing to the fracas.
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"eating crow" what?
"HotHadware" is that a Brooklyn accent?
Lol, aside from that, good news! I'll be sure to check out their article about that.

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"Eating crow" because we previously theorized (okay, *I* previously theorized) that the Psystar Open Computer was nothing more than a hoax. We (*I*) stand corrected! I am in fact a born-and-bred New Yorker! But not from Brooklyn... Needless to say, it looks like my New York accent is making its way into my news posts! To that I say: fughetaboutit!

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Resetting the DHCP?  That would get old, fast.  That pretty much is a deal breaker imo.  Unless they can find a way to fix it.

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well it was a preliminary review, perhaps they will issue a fix. i really do hope psystar stays in buisness just so apple will lower prices, honestly i really like macs but i never had one because they get out dated fast and cost so much.

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