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Averatec All-In-One meets iMac head-on

updated 08:20 pm EDT, Mon July 7, 2008

Averatec All-In-One

Averatec on Monday introduced a new all-in-one desktop PC that seeks to take on the illustrious Apple iMac in terms of design and features, while also offering several high-end features such as desktop-grade Core 2 Duo CPUs. Unlike the iMac - which uses the mobile Core 2 processors - the Averatec model uses E4600 2.4GHz processors, Intel's desktop-calibur chip. The Avertec All-In-One provides a 22-inch widescreen with a built-in HDTV tuner, 320GB hard drive, and a vertically oriented optical drive.

In terms of graphics hardware, Averatec is supplying a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 8400 graphics card, although it is uncertain what size the graphics memory will be; the speed of the included 2GB of system memory was also not mentioned.

Other specifications were not immediately available, but Averatec did confirm pricing to be $1249, selling from its online store, and several other retailers.




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  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    finally. . .

    A "killer" that can at least hold a candle in design-too bad it runs Win-dohs!

  1. speed_the_collapse

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Memory Clock Speed

    667 MHz.

    confirmed at http://www.trigem.com/us/product/product_overview.asp?category=1&seq=43

    looks like a spiffy dark horse competitor to the white knight iMac. except that it doesn't run OS X.

  1. MattJeff

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    nice....not.

    Wow! stunning design!

    lol this is a sad attempt at originality. I hate apple fanboys but I'm with them on this one.... blatant copy.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Uhm

    Well, this looks like an iMac painted black with an Averatec logo on the front. How unoriginal can they be?
    The iMac still wins because it's two computers in one (Mac & Windows) while this rip-off can only run Windows.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    f*** YOU RIAA

    Seriously. Produce good music and people will pay for it.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Close competitor

    So it compares closely with the now discontinued entry level 20" iMac. Yes, it's 22", but the same resolution and probably pretty inferior LCD technology by comparison. Also only included b/g networking and no gigabit support.

    Still, it looks like a pretty close match to the iMac. Not quite as refined, but close. It has some cool options, like built in TV tuner that would be nice to have, although you can get an external USB tuner for the iMac for only $129 or so. It says on the website this is an optional accessory but doesn't give a price. Quite interesting.

    The funny thing is if you go to their site, they use the Apple desktop screen from OS 10.4 on their display image. Funny.

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