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DtrollMC
Mar 16, 2013, 06:03 PM
Hey there guys I'm looking for a new laptop for next year at school, but mac laptops are pretty expensive, and I'd like to save some money. Also this laptop I'm asking about has 2x the about of ram the expensive MBPs have.

SO could you guys check out this laptop, and tell me if it owuld run Mac OSX ML?

http://www.ebuyer.com/411061-zoostorm-laptop-7873-9042?MID=4358



simsaladimbamba
Mar 16, 2013, 06:04 PM
It might.

Have you tried the following Hackintosh specific fora and websites yet?

tonymacx86 Blog - very good guides and quite good message board (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/)
InsanelyMac Forum (http://www.insanelymac.com/)
InsanelyMac Hardware Database (http://www.insanelymac.com/osx86db/)
Hackintosh.com (http://www.hackintosh.com/)
OSx86 Project (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)

oldhifi
Mar 16, 2013, 06:05 PM
no, but it would run Linux

DtrollMC
Mar 16, 2013, 06:11 PM
It might.

Have you tried the following Hackintosh specific fora and websites yet?

tonymacx86 Blog - very good guides and quite good message board (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/)
InsanelyMac Forum (http://www.insanelymac.com/)
InsanelyMac Hardware Database (http://www.insanelymac.com/osx86db/)
Hackintosh.com (http://www.hackintosh.com/)
OSx86 Project (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)


Okay So I'm browsing the http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.8.3/Portables
And there are a bunch of Brands and Models. There are green check marks beside all of them, but nothing else. Does that mean all portables of that brand work with OSX?

simsaladimbamba
Mar 16, 2013, 06:18 PM
Okay So I'm browsing the http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.8.3/Portables
And there are a bunch of Brands and Models. There are green check marks beside all of them, but nothing else. Does that mean all portables of that brand work with OSX?

No, it just means, that they are compatible with a 64-bit OS due to using a 64-bit CPU. Nothing more, as the list you linked to is quite empty, understandable, as 10.8.3 has just been released this week. You will have more luck finding models that run 10.8.2 (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.8.2/Portables), as that has been out for ages.

superriku11
Mar 16, 2013, 06:23 PM
Its hardware is certainly capable. And it looks like hardware that would generally be compatible without many issues anyways. Installing OS X onto non-Apple hardware isn't exactly trivial, but there's plenty of guides out there, and the resources that simsaladimbamba posted.