Will Psystar get Nelhalem?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rtb1, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Rtb1 macrumors member

    Rtb1

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    I am thinking about getting the 'Open Pro' by psystar, and i was wondering if it is worth waiting for them to offer the new Nehalem processor. I know that nobody knows for sure, but how long has it taken them in the past? Current processor is the core2quad.

    thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They have it already. It is a dumb idea to purchase from them.
     
  3. Rtb1 thread starter macrumors member

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    they have quad core, but not the new ones yet.

    why is it dumb, just overpriced?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, they have Nehalem chips now. They've had them for a few months.

    Because Apple is going to make them bankrupt.
     
  5. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Not to mention you can build your own at a huge fraction of their asking price.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    According to Apple's MacOS X license, if you buy a Psystar computer with MacOS X pre-installed then as soon as you use it, you are committing copyright infringement. You can bet that Psystar will lose their court case against Apple, go bankrupt (sorry, no warranty for you) and will be forced to give their customer list to Apple, at which point Apple can go after you if they like.

    It is exactly as illegal to create your own Hackintosh, but that way, you can start with a decent computer from a reputable company, and Apple won't know what you are doing. Doesn't make it more legal, but your personal risk is much lower. And I wouldn't want to buy from a company whose whole existence is based on breaking the law.
     

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