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E-Stary HY118 Macbook Air clone with Apple logo emerges

updated 06:10 am EST, Mon November 8, 2010

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China's E-Stary has launched its Apple Macbook Air clone replete with optional Apple logo. An incarnation of Steve Jobs' worst nightmare, the HY118 is fitted with standard netbook specs including Intel Atom N270, 1GB RAM and a 160GB spinning hard drive.

The display is 1366x768 driven by either integrated Intel GMA 950 or 3150 depending on chosen level of specification. Its connectivity options include two USB ports, an Ethernet port and a 802.11 wireless card, while it weighs in at 2.97 pounds when fitted with its 2200mAh battery.

It is currently shipping in China for the equivalent of $260, although the Apple logo which typically comes at a premium for a genuine Apple product, will only cost a few dollars extra in this instance if optioned. [via thegadgetsite]

by MacNN Staff



  1. IxOsX

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a cr4p!

    ... :-/

  1. joecab

    Joined: Dec 1969


    inspired design isn't it?

    I love that Windows button XD

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What is wrong with these people?

  1. LunarMoon

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Law and ethics is something these guys don't know what it is.

  1. Cronocide

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm waiting for the lighting bolts...

  1. philomath777

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Chinese lawyers...

    Chinese lawyers, start your engines...
    Steve has a juicy contract for you...

  1. facebook_Simon

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Nov 2010


    Perfect with the GMA950

    It makes it fully Hackintoshable, but of course the battery sucks

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yet we keep exporting our manufacturing to China and teaching them how to improve quality of these knock-offs. Typical ... we fund our own problems.

  1. donmontalvo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pull out of China

    If China is unable to stop counterfeiting, we (meaning Apple too) should pull out of China.


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