MBPr 13" mid 2014 or ASUS ROG G550JK with hacintosh

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ahmedouvix, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. ahmedouvix macrumors member

    ahmedouvix

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    What should i get?

    MBPr specs
    - Core i5 (I5-4278U)
    - 8 GB Ram
    - 128gb PCIe SSD
    - Integrated Iris 5100 Graphics card
    - 2560x1600 Retina Display

    Asus ROG specs
    - Core i7 (I7-4770HQ)
    - 8 GB Ram
    - 750gb HDD 7200rpm
    - GTX850m Maxwell + Intel 4600
    - 1920x1080 IPS Display

    The asus is compatible with hackintosh except the GTX860m will not work .. i like gaming but i can get a PS4
     
  2. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    They are very different computers. The ROG is better for gaming, and it will have much better compute power for professional software, but the HDD will really slow your system down for most tasks. If you can upgrade to an SSD yourself, I would go with the ROG considering you are into gaming.

    It will have significantly worse battery life and it weighs about twice as much, but it still looks like a very nice computer. I would probably just stick with windows though. Putting a hackintosh and Windows on the same hard drive is a disaster waiting to happen. You would most likely have to boot OS X on an external drive or only run OS X. Windows will probably fit your needs best, so booting OS X on an external drive will be best if you really want to do a hack.

    Matt
     

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