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I've been wondering if there are any laptops that are out of the box ready for a Mac OSX install? (without them being Macs :whistle: )


Is there like some Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, Alienware/Dell build out there that will work by just a DSDT add-in or something? I'm not trying to shortcut the system that you guys have set forth, but as a way to save time and money on a pre-built system.


I have seen some places online that have managed to get older laptops to work with like Leopard and Snow Leopard.



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Well all systems need at least FakeSMC so there goes "out of the box ready."  :hysterical: . As far as laptops, I'll go on record and say no because there's always something needed. For example, touchpads, at least all I've seen so far, need a modified kext. Power management needs a kext or BIOS mod and SSDT. Audio needs VoodooHDA or patched AppleHDA for the laptop's codec. That's still not everything, but you should get the idea. It's a hackintosh meaning it's not supposed to be an easy alternative to a Mac. However, you'll be happy to know that a properly patched DSDT is a great asset and eliminates many modifications that would be necessary otherwise. 



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The Asus K52JE did a great job for me last year. I had everything working, but not without a DSDT, patched kexts etc...

Sadly this model is not available anymore.


In addition to the above, if you decide to buy a laptop to run OS X, do not buy a model with dual graphics, it will not work, so you will be forced to disable 1 card. 

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