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Best PC hackintosh out of box?

impact1400 222 57 February 29, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I have an ASUS laptop dual booting Windows 7 and Mac OS, but my wifi card isn't supported so it's really a pointless hackintosh. No luck with WiFi USB adapters either. I've been thinking about just making the full switch to Mac when I get my next laptop, but this is the last attempt...

Can anyone recommend the best hackintosh-ready low budget PC? Notebook, not netbook. Just to clarify -- I want to be able to turn on the PC to setup, install Mac OS, and dual boot right out of the box. WiFi, graphics, etc. supported.

Any and all suggestions appreciated. I, of course, will continue to do research.

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Why not just get a wireless card that's OSx86 compatible?
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Quote from prozac4312 View Post :
Why not just get a wireless card that's OSx86 compatible?
Sorry, I should have included this in my original post:

I'm entirely over my ASUS after almost 3 years. From every aspect...hardware, efficiency, stability, build, and so on. It just hasn't held up through the normal wear and tear. Dare I say my previous Dell laptop (gasp) served me better...
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As far as I know, and I could be wrong, but I've yet to see a hackintosh solution that doesn't have problems. I would recommend just making the full switch.
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Buy a macbook pro and set it up to dual boot into windows 7. That's going to be your best solution. win7 will run on mac hardware with no tweaks / hacks / patches necessary, you won't get the same from running OS X on non-mac hardware.
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You can get your question answered here:
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/...owforum=45
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I would recommend just making the full switch.
OP, if you really want to use OS X, just get a Macbook. Hackintoshes are a PITA, especially now that OS X 10.7 is distributed online only.
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Thanks, all.

Yeah, I know I should just get one...but it would be a big expense at the moment, AND -- I'm still having trouble rationalizing the fact that the processing speed and HD size on the new MacBook Pro is practically the same as my 2+ year old ASUS
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should be some updates this week, as Apple is introducing the "REVOLUTIONARY NEW IPAD"
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There is an entire site that is dedicated to Hackintosh setups: http://www.tonymacx86.com

They have everything you need there to help you find what you want including suggested builds at http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/se...l/CustoMac
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Thanks, all.

Yeah, I know I should just get one...but it would be a big expense at the moment, AND -- I'm still having trouble rationalizing the fact that the processing speed and HD size on the new MacBook Pro is practically the same as my 2+ year old ASUS
And my super- fast Windows laptop takes forever too boot and it's sluggish and slow. The CPU speed and memory are irrelevant. My wife's MacBook Pro with the old Core 2 Duo boots into Windows very, very fast.

Just because a machine says it runs at 50 Gizagahertz, that doesn't mean it's faster.
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And my super- fast Windows laptop takes forever too boot and it's sluggish and slow. The CPU speed and memory are irrelevant. My wife's MacBook Pro with the old Core 2 Duo boots into Windows very, very fast.

Just because a machine says it runs at 50 Gizagahertz, that doesn't mean it's faster.
Funny, my work Computer that is a Mac Pro running quad core 2.26ghz + 10GB ram runs slower and locks up more than my Vista AMD quad core 2.8ghz. After working with both set ups for 2 years, I feel that my company over paid for this workstation by $1700.
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Funny, my work Computer that is a Mac Pro running quad core 2.26ghz + 10GB ram runs slower and locks up more than my Vista AMD quad core 2.8ghz. After working with both set ups for 2 years, I feel that my company over paid for this workstation by $1700.
Something must be wrong. You shouldn't be experiencing problems like that.
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Funny, my work Computer that is a Mac Pro running quad core 2.26ghz + 10GB ram runs slower and locks up more than my Vista AMD quad core 2.8ghz. After working with both set ups for 2 years, I feel that my company over paid for this workstation by $1700.
That is not right. I'd suspect a hardware problem. The UNIX kernel in OS-X is remarkable stable.
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