Intel's effort to create a Mac mini lookalike caused mixed results so far. AOpen and FIC have accepted the design and while AOpen is already showing off its Pandora many other manufacturers seem to have turned down the offer.
"It’s not our market", said Cameron Rogers, Shuttle’s marketing director, bluntly. Meanwhile, an MSI product manager, Price Liu commented: "When we saw the success of the Mac mini, we were thinking about it." However, for the time being, MSI won’t be adding anything more mini to its line of SFF PCs. Market size is the problem with such a low margin product, says Liu. "If the quantity isn’t enough, why should we do it?" he asks.
FIC will launch its GE1 series in September for $599, without operating system.
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