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felix.reichardt 01-29-2009 07:59 PM

Something like a Mac
 
Dell has something on the market with a single cord design. Looks promising if you don't want a Mac's but like the concept of all-in-one without all those cables hanging around:

Dell XPS One All in One Desktops

lightandimages 02-02-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Something like a Mac
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by felix.reichardt (Post 648553)
Dell has something on the market with a single cord design. Looks promising if you don't want a Mac's but like the concept of all-in-one without all those cables hanging around:

Dell XPS One All in One Desktops


Or to take it much further, look at:

EFi-X USB V1

EFi- X USB V1 Reviewed

I have probably a dozen Macs in various forms around here but my current favorite "Mac" is a clone box using this device to run Leopard 10.5.5 without any hacking or patching. I bought my last copy of Leopard to upgrade my iMac but had not gotten around to it when I heard about this widget. So I decided it was a time to experiment after reading about it one of the Mac magazines.

My clone is a 3Ghz quad core/4Gb base machine with a TB drive. I have a middle upper Nvidea dual display video card. This is pushed to a 24 inch ultra vision Dell display.

And it's FAST running Leopard. I can see why the MacPro is popular but the equivalent Macpro is almost 4,000 dollars vs the 1,500 I have in this test rig. I really, really wish Apple would put out a mid-level tower. The mini is nice but very limited as are the iMacs. Then you jump from the 1500 dollar iMac to a 4,000 tower.. something is seriously wrong with this picture.

Anyways.. It's an option. The story I've read is that this EFI unit is a clean room developed device so there is not any infringement issues or DMCA issues to contend with. It supports Vista, various Linux OSs and Leopard all of which use or can use EFI.

I personally have not tried Vista on my rig yet, I need to get a second drive first.

felix.reichardt 02-03-2009 08:26 AM

Re: Something like a Mac
 
I am not a fan of the Mac OS but I love their hardware (one unit - one cable).


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