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About b419kid

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  1. Cool, thank you. I'll be doing that on my current laptop before I try to plunge into Mountain Lion.
  2. I found about the VMware Unlocker elsewhere when trying to run Mountain Lion in a vm. Worked perfectly. I wonder though: Do system updates work?
  3. Have you been able to get sleep working on the notebook?
  4. What exactly are device ids? How would I find them for a device I don't yet own? <--- Any idea on that one lol? Thanks for the info. Definitely learned something. Spec sheets are pretty useless.
  5. Custom Gaming Laptops and Hackint0sh (?)

    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?
  6. Custom Gaming Laptops and Hackint0sh (?)

    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? ^^Not sure what you meant here, by the way. /3/<
  7. I have searched all over hackintosh forums and haven't found any sections dedicated to gaming laptops and hackintosh. --------------------------------------------------------- First off, what do I mean by gaming laptops? --------------------------------------------------------- In my case, I've researched for companies that sell configurable/cheap gaming laptops. Here are the sites I have found so far: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/ http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ http://www.xoticpc.com/ http://www.powernotebooks.com/ etc... 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.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Why is this relevant to hackint0sh or insanelymac? ----------------------------------------------------------------------- (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. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Example of one custom gaming laptop that I looked at -------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) ================================================================= ================================================================= 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. ================================================================= ================================================================= Thanks, /3/<
  8. These are the specs on a custom xoticpc laptop. Any way to know whether hackint0sh will be good on it? Display: 15.6" FHD Super Clear Glare-Type Screen (1920x1080) Processor Processor: Chipset: 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3610QM (Upgradeable) Intel HM76 Chipset Hard Drive & Optical Drive Standard Hard Drive: Standard Optical Drive: 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive (Upgradeable) 1 Detachable 2.5" 9.5mm (H) SATA Hard Disk Drive 8x DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (Upgradeable) 1 12.7mm (H) Optical Drive Bay, ATA Interface, Interchangeable with ±R/RW Combo drive Graphics Graphics Controller: nVIDIA® GeForce GT 650M GDDR3 (2.0GB) PCI-Express™ 16X Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Compatible Memory Standard Memory: Number of SODIMMS: 4096 MB DDR3 1600MHz (Upgradeable - 16GB 1600MHz / 8GB 1866MHz Max) Two 204Pin SODIMM Sockets 64-bit Wide DDRIII Data Channel Audio Features Audio Features: SRS HD Audio Speakers (2 x 2W) Microphone-in Headphone-out Network Network / Communication: Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN Integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth™ 3.0 Slots / Interface Card Reader: Input / Output Ports: 3-in-1 Card Reader SD / MMC / MS 2 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 2.0 w/ Power USB feature 1 x RJ45 1 x D-Sub VGA Port 1 x HDMI 1 x Microphone-in 1 x Headphone-out Without optimus thankfully.
  9. My Hackintosh Build (Comment/suggest/etc)

    Thanks for all the suggestions. However, I have decided to go with a gaming laptop. Hopefully, hackintosh works, right? Thanks to everyone for their input.
  10. Thanks for the reply Jimmy. Honestly, whenever I get to upgrade my laptop I'll be going for a laptop with a real graphics card. Looking at sites like CyberPowerPC, Digital Storm, and Xoticpc. I actually wonder whether their intel/nvidia based products work on hackintosh. I mean that's the first step, right?
  11. Thanks for the reply. I'd rather not go for a used computer, you know? I'll look at nvidia's site next ---> but do all there new laptops have optimus?
  12. Hey all, As the title indicates, I am looking for a laptop with: the ability to install OSX -----> install OSX with near-full support Wouldn't mind replacing wifi card or using external Would love for sleep to be working* [*]mildly good hardware (for moderate gaming) [*]maximum budget of $1000 |-----------------------------------------------------------------------| | Maybe my head is in the clouds, but I can dream right? | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------| But seriously, does this exist somewhere? (Can you hackintosh any Alienware or Digital Storm laptops?) Thanks, /3 /<
  13. My Hackintosh Build (Comment/suggest/etc)

    Alright, nice to know. Ty: for everything. Now, I just have to decide whether a desktop will be good enough for my needs (college and such)... or if I should abandon hackintosh and buy a gaming laptop.
  14. My Hackintosh Build (Comment/suggest/etc)

    I do believe you, that sleep works, (ty for confirming btw).... but: for my hackintosh education: how is it that you know simply by the parts list?
  15. My Hackintosh Build (Comment/suggest/etc)

    I bet 16 will hold me over for a very long time. Also, more concerned about budget than anything else at the moment... And do either you know about the sleep question I asked?