Tom's Hardware Guide reports AOpen's Pandora mini PC will arrive in time for this year's Christmas season. This mini computer looks a bit like Apple's Mac mini and will be available in two versions, for $399 and $499. AOpen claims its Pandora PC will offer more performance than the Apple original.
Aopen said it will ship its mini PC code-named "Pandora" to US retailers in time to make the Christmas season. While there were no details available on product specs, the prototype shown for the first time at Computex in May of this year, integrated a Pentium M processor, 256 MByte of system memory as well as a 40 GByte harddrive. According to Aopen, Pandora will be "smaller" than Apple's Mac mini, which currently ships with a 1.25 GHz G4 processor, 512 MByte memory, a 40 GByte harddrive and a mobile Radeon graphics chip with 32 MByte of memory.