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First of all, Hello everyone. I've just joined Insanely Mac(and cleared a couple of fairly simple quizzes before I could actually post this).
Basically, I am a student residing in India where Apple products aren't as cheap as what you could get in U.S. or Singapore. The 15' Macbook Pro range starts from about $2000(even after student discounts its somewhere near $1850 or so) here which makes it quite unaffordable and unrealistic for me. Therefore, I am looking for some Notebook/Laptop that can be Hackintoshed to provide almost similar to original Mac experience, if not identical. Anything that costs $1000(Rs. 50,000) or lesser and meets the above requirements would do good. Ofcourse, I cannot expect a Hackintosh to work flawlessly out of the box, but yes, I need something that would require minimum tweaking or messing with kexts etc and something that is stable, reliable and fairly usable.
Looking forward to helpful replies. :)
Edit: I forgot to mention, I would be dual booting OS X and Windows7 even though I would be spending 80% of the time with OS X.

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You could go with the HP ProBook. Here's a post that tells you how to install: http://www.tonymacx8...p?f=259&t=41546
The laptop that they use goes for around $530 on Amazon

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I contacted HP, Looks great so far. Though it is always better to have more options in hand.
More suggestions anyone?

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More suggestions would be highly appreciated.

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hi lakshay see this
Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN http://wiki.osx86pro...bles#VPCEH25EN

its cost in india is about 35000 rupees i guess may be less also check on local stores :)
















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hi lakshay see this
Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN http://wiki.osx86pro...bles#VPCEH25EN

its cost in india is about 35000 rupees i guess may be less also check on local stores :)

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I've always been a great fan of Sony Vaio series. Though 1 thing that I'd like to know is whether it is fully compatible or if it isn't then what are the unsupported features?
Sounds promising, even though I'd prefer something i5/i7 with some 500gb HDD. Does it have other hackintosh compatible variants like Hp Probook series?(They have a good no. of notebooks in probook series that run almost flawlessly)
Else, White Vaio notebook is a win win for me.
Thanks. :)

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hmmm then it would not come in ur budget i guess :) just go through the wiki here u ll get an idea of which components will work which will not based on that u can go to the place where they sell laptops u can consult the person there :D..n don t ever make a mistake of buying a laptop with ATi gfx card i m not able to install lion or sL :(( ..i m not sure it has other variants sorry i m not an expert :) i m just helping u find the one thats easy to install.hard disk u can always upgrade same goes for ram :) i guess i3 will suffice ur needs id u are not into high level gaming video editing professional etc :)

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Hmm, I see. I'm not into professional video editing or hardcore gaming, But yeah, I am into decent gaming you could say. I'm pretty much convinced with these two options though. Thanks alot for your valuable inputs. :)
Just one thing more..Will a laptop be mountain lion compatible if it is compatible with Lion? Or should I wait for its release and then buy?

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i think the ones compatible with lion should work well with mLion because the hardware support is increasing getting better in Ml as i read through this forum :) core2duo is not supported i guess all the i series should work imo






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