There’s a lot of chatter about “rebel” computer makers such Psystar Corp. sticking their collective tongues at Steve Jobs by selling desktops featuring Mac OS X at much lower prices than an Apple-made machine.
To date, these computers have been interesting and somewhat newsworthy but far from compelling because desktop computers are far from sexy.
But what would happen if someone started selling a knock-off MacBook or MacBook Pro that had the look, feel and OS as the Real McCoy? Now, that would be interesting for anyone interested in buying a MacBook/MacBook Pro but unable or unwilling to drop $1,300 to $3,000.
Let’s say, for example, you could buy a knock-off MacBook for $600. Would you do it even though it didn’t have Steve Jobs’ personal seal of approval?