POLL-Would you buy a Psystar?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andiwm2003, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA

    just wanted to see who would buy a Psystar, Hackintosh or EFix.

    The poll has 6 questions so we can see if pros would buy a hackintosh or only consumers or if young people would buy one or if you think breaking the OS X EULA is morrally ok.

    I personally thought I would never buy one but now with apple making less and less different models........

  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
  3. DanielJvdBerg macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2008
    The Netherlands.
    No, Apple is about design too, and that's also a reason I would buy an Apple.
  4. rfruth macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2007
    I voted yes a hachintosh but if there were an expandable sub $ 1000.00 Mac I'd prefer AAPL ended up with my money :rolleyes:
  5. warlun macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Totally, if they made a netbook grade laptop that runs osx with a 5ghz network card a backlit keyboard and a multitouch trackpad
  6. chrmjenkins macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    I would prefer to buy Apple, but if they drove me away with unsatisfactory offerings, I would build my own hackintosh.
  7. andiwm2003 thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    well i was thinking the same. but i have a windows notebook that i need anyway. so i thought it would be cool to have it boot into OSX if i need it.

    if i was a gamer i cold see going psystar or if i had moniotor and all at home and wanted to switch.

    but so far i would not still buy the same number of macs even if i bought a hackintosh. so there is no real loss to apple. however the lack of variety in apples line up makes me buy less from them (e.g. netbook, up to date mini)
  8. arthursiew macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I would only buy Apple branded products for OS X. Why? Apple fully states that you can only use OS X on Apple branded products and it seems wrong to break the rules. I also think that the experience is a lot better on an Apple branded product and you get to enjoy the extra features Apple adds in. Although Apple price things higher than the competitors, I still think Apple products are worth the money. The design really matches OS X, so OS X looks great on their products.
  9. viking396 macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2008
    No way I would buy from them. If Apple opened the doors to people installing legally I would build my own machine as I have always done.
  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Never. I think the machines look cheap and ugly.
  11. andiwm2003 thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i spec'd a few configurations and i don't think that psystar is inexpensive. a 2.83 quadcore costs about $2000. i would then rather buy a Mac Pro Octocore for $2799 or a refurb Mac Pro.

    For lower specs it's similar. for 20% more you get an iMac.

    The only reasons I can see to buy the Psystar is if you want it as a gaming machine or if you have a absolute upper limit what you can spend. In the latter case I would rather compromise and go for a very cheap PC or a refurb Mac mini and save even more money.

    I would be interested in EFix solution to convert an existing PC into a robust Mac. But I'm not sure if EFix is that good and they don't have a solution for notebooks anyway.
  12. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    That really was an interesting poll.

    On a personal side, I think EULA's are not really too valid. I'm sure I'll catch flack, but I think it's more a suggestion than a agreement. After all, I have no power as the consumer to argue for a better deal on my own behalf.

    As for OSX, I am intrigued with the idea of creating a home brew mac. You could do some really wicked stuff with design and power for less. It won't be officially Apple, but just stick an Apple sticker on it. That'll make it "Apple branded hardware."

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with that poll. I look forward to look back in a few days.
  13. minik macrumors 65816

    Jun 25, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    umm.. Nope.

    I don't see the value of getting a Psystar.
  14. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008

    But I'd look into building my own first, as I like doing things like that.

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