Psystar, the Miami-based maker of Mac computer clones, is locked in a legal battle with Apple over its line of computers running Apple's OS X operating system. The David versus Goliath story would seem to be forgone conclusion. Instead of rolling over, Psystar has released yet another model it claims is smaller and faster than its predecessors.
The new Open (3) computer comes in a standard configuration that includes an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 CPU and 2GB DDR2-800 memory. Also included is a 20X DVD optical drive and a 500GB hard drive. The system also comes with a discrete GeForce 8400GS videocard with 256MB frame buffer. The processor can also be upgraded to a quad-core Q8200.
Psystar is moving to a smaller form factor case they say is 47 percent smaller and better meets customer needs. They're also throwing in a copy of Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 and offering the base model starting at $600.