FAKE: AirBook is the best MacBook Air knock-off yet

Summary:The AirBook is an almost exact clone of Apple's MacBook Air, right down to the glowing Apple logo on the lid.

The AirBook: The best MacBook Air knock-off yet - Jason O'Grady

The AirBook - Never has a knock-off looked so good.

The name and slogan of a product being sold at K.O. Store is brazen, to be sure. But surprisingly they're not too far off the mark. I love how the descriptive copy on the AirBook product page takes a clever stab at Apple without specifically mentioning the MacBook Air by name.

Sporting the sleek lines and minimalist design of the original, the AirBook is a sight to behold and is guaranteed to turn heads everywhere you go.

The AirBook comes equipped with a multi-touch trackpad, Windows-style chiclet keyboard and a 13.3" HD LED backlit display.

Whether you are surfing the net, checking your email or just using your favourite social media service -- the AirBook does it all while oozing style from every angle?.

The AirBook is definitely the best looking MacBook Air clone that the Internet's ever seen. The fit and finish is eerily similar to the MacBook Air and would easily pass as one to most passers-by. The difference, of course, is that AirBook is a PC and thusly runs Windows.

According to a lengthy lengthy review (with video) by MIC Gadget AirBook sold for $499 and ran Windows. Yes, that's ran, as in past tense. The AirBook is marked discontinued on the K.O. Store site -- and there's some speculation as to whether it ever shipped at all. I mean, come on! How long do you think Apple legal would allow them to use that big white glowing Apple logo on the lid?

Below is one of my favorite shots comparing the ports on the AirBook to the ports on the MacBook Air. Notice how the AirBook substitutes an HDMI port for Apple's Thunderbolt port:

FAKE: AirBook is the best MacBook Air knock-off yet

Here are the specs:

  • Processor: Intel Atom N525 (1.8GHz)
  • Cache Per Processor: 1MB L2 Cache
  • Operating System: Windows 7 (Apple Theme)
  • Display/Resolution: 13.3" High-Def LED backlight display, 1366 * 768, 16:9 widescreen
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 Integrated Graphics with 128MB shared system memory
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 Single-slot (upgrade to 4GB SSD for $15)
  • Storage: 32GB SSD Kingspec mini PCIe MLC (upgrade to 64GB SSD for $35)
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Omni-directional microphone, Headphone port
  • Ports and Slots: 2 x USB2.0 ports, SD card slot, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Output, mini-HDMI Output
  • Camera: 1.3M Integrated web camera
  • Wireless Card: 802.11b/g/n
  • Power Supply: 40W AC Adapter
  • Height: 0.2 -0.75 inch (0.5-1.9 cm)
  • Width: 13.1 inches (33.4 cm)
  • Depth: 8.82 inches (22.4 cm)
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds (1.42 kg)

Here's a gallery of photos of the AirBook, courtesy of the K.O. Store:

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Intel, Operating Systems, PCs, Processors, Windows

About

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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