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I have searched all over hackintosh forums and haven't found any sections dedicated to gaming laptops and hackintosh.


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First off, what do I mean by gaming laptops?
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In my case, I've researched for companies that sell configurable/cheap gaming laptops. Here are the sites I have found so far:Basically, these companies buy big name/high powered laptops, customize the hardware, and sell them to you. (Their reputation and reviews may be questionable, but that's another story.)


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Why is this relevant to hackint0sh or insanelymac?
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(1) Most of the configurations sold by these companies, mentioned above, sell laptops with Intel processors (3rd gen i5/i7) and Nvidia graphics (640m/650m/660m/670m/680m/etc..) Therefore, I think there is a clear chance of hackint0shing {{Correct?}}

(2) ****I believe there are many gamers out there who want a laptop and who are interested in Hackintosh. At least, I am.

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Example of one custom gaming laptop that I looked at
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Display
  • 15.6" 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080) Matte or Glossy LED backlit LCD
Video Graphics & Memory
  • nVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M 192bit w/1.5GB GDDR5
Processor & Chipset
  • Supports Intel 2nd & 3rd Generation Core Processors
  • Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Operating System
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate (Optional)
Main Memory
  • DDR3 1600MHz or 1866MHz SO-DIMM x 4 slots (Up to 32GB DDR3/1600)
  • *Due to the 32-bit operation system's limitation, only 3GB will show up with a 4GB memory. The 64-bit operating system will not have this issue. For more information, please check Microsoft's support site:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946003
Hard Drive
  • Dual Hard Drive Bays
  • SATA II or SATA III Magnetic or Solid State 2.5" hard drives (Supports RAID 0)
Optical Drive
  • Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/Softwares
  • Blu-ray Read or Read/Write - Super-Multi Combo Dual Layer DVD +/-R/RW CD-R/RW Drive (Optional)
  • Option for third Hard Drive (no Optical Drive included)
7-in-1 Card Reader
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC - xD - MSPRO/MS/MM
Video Camera
  • 720P HD Webcam
  • LAN/WLAN
  • Intel� Centrino� Wireless-N 2230 Wireless Card + Bluetooth 4.0 (Single Band)
  • Several upgrades available
  • 10/100/1000 Base T RJ45 Jack Ethernet
Interface
  • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
  • 1 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 3 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
  • 1 x HDMI X Port
Audio
  • Premium Speakers - 2 Stereo + Subwoofer
  • 4 Multi-purpose Audio Jacks (Supports 7.1 Surround Sound)
Battery Pack
  • 9 cells
AC Adapter
  • Output: 19V DC - 180 Watts
  • Input:100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
  • 14.97 x 10.24 x 1.77 in (W x D x H)
  • 7.6lbs, (with 9 cell battery)
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What am I looking for, in terms of feedback, from this post?
  • Specific information regarding the hackint0sh-ability of the above specs
  • Creation of a "Gaming Laptop Hackintosh" sub thread (possible? ;) )
  • > Could include non-custom gaming laptops too <
  • Feedback on the relevance/community interest of the topic.
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nVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M 192bit w/1.5GB GDDR5

Optimus?

Only for Asus or Dell Lappy without integrated video card (always disable from the bios)?
Otherwise, it's a little too ambitious

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The laptop I listed does not have optimus. Or at least I don't think it does.... I don't think it mentioned having an integrated card.... meaning no optimus right?

I'm not looking into any laptops that have it... because hackintosh doesn't work it with, right?


Only for Asus or Dell Lappy without integrated video card (always disable from the bios)?
Otherwise, it's a little too ambitious


^^Not sure what you meant here, by the way.

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^^Not sure what you meant here, by the way.



They are the only manufacturers of Notebooks, I know, with integrated graphics disabled by default.
Obviously with recent processors like Sandy or Ivy Bridge.
Others Lappy have only the integrated cards activable in OSx, or are very old, and although discrete, less powerful than an Intel HD4000...for a serius Game

Am I wrong? I would be happy

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Though, the laptop specs I posted aren't from a Dell. Doesn't mention optimus. so...?

Anyway: Do you know, based on that specification information, how well hackintosh might work?





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