There were rumors that Apple was having issues manufacturing the newly introduced iMacs – later denied by various industry sources close to Apple – so a good alternative like an iMac knockoff is always welcome, especially for those who love the iMac's and their finishing. Read on for more.
The iMac knockoff running Windows 8 is now a reality: it was launched this week in China. The most amazing thing about it is the main specs are roughly the same as the upcoming iMac, but is costs less than half of Apple's machine: it comes with a 21.5-inch, 1920 × 1080 display, 4 GB of RAM and the beloved Microsoft Windows 7 or 8. As regards the processor, you can choose between a 3.3 GHz Intel i3 dual-core CPU and a 2.9 GHz Intel i5 quad-core CPU, and regarding the hard drive, your options are: 500 GB hard drive or 128 GB SSD.
The iMac knockoff even has a name: LAVI S21i, and features a very thin -- 0.9 cm -- aluminum body (at its thinnest point), about 0.4 cm thicker than the recently introduced iMacs. The device includes a front-facing HD camera, Wi-fi connectivity, four USB 2.0 ports, and VGA and LAN ports.
China's iMac Knockoff Specs | LAVI S21i
To get one Shanzhaiben-made iMac knockoff, you need to shell out only $540, yet you can see a full comparison table on the manufacturer's website. It is up to you whether you want to buy this piece or you opt for USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolts, Nvidia GeForce graphics processors, and a 0.5 cm thick body as well as Mac OS X.
For the people who love iMac's but don't want to shell out the amount of money Apple demands, an iMac knockoff is not a bad option considering the specs that are detailed above, as well as the similarities in looks. What do you think of the iMac knockoff: a viable alternative, or just another cheap copy?[Via Shanzhaiben, MIC Gadget, Image credit: Shanzhaiben]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback