CNET put AOpen
's MiniPC Duo MP945-V through their usual tough testing regimen and came away mightily impressed, saying it's "the clone that comes closest to the nearly flawless Mac Mini." They especially dug the speedy Core Duo processor, multiple video output options, and the fact that it's not much bigger than a Mini. On the downside, at $899 it's more expensive than a Mini, it only has two USB ports, doesn't have a remote control, and doesn't include much bundled software. They also list the fact that it's bring your own keyboard, mouse and monitor as a negative, although that apparently isn't a problem for the "nearly flawless" Mac Mini. Go fig.