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It has been 5 years now that Apple has discontinued 17" MacBook Pro.

 

My old Late 2011 can't live forever, esp. with the Radeongate issue the 2011 is prone to.

 

...so, I have been looking for a hackintosh replacement.

 

Anyway, what are some of the laptops that I should considered?

 

I am well aware that dual graphics switching is totally unsupported.

 

HP offers the build-to-order (BTO) HP ENVY 17 with Intel Core i7-6700HQ + Intel HD Graphics 530 (NO Discrete Graphics) which could be a good option.

 

Obviously, the suggestion box is wide open.

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Hello and Welcome to InsanelyMac.  :)

 

This HP ENVY 17 sounds very good, and the Intel HD 530 is fully compatible until 10.11.4.

But you know if the other devices are compatible?

 

E.g: WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, etc...?


And don't forget a thing.
 
Hackintosh is not 100% OOB as an Macbook, sometimes what you want will work or not... :yes:

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Hello and Welcome to InsanelyMac.  :)

 

This HP ENVY 17 sounds very good, and the Intel HD 530 is fully compatible until 10.11.4.

But you know if the other devices are compatible?

 

E.g: WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, etc...?

And don't forget a thing.
 
Hackintosh is not 100% OOB as an Macbook, sometimes what you want will work or not... :yes:

 

Hi, thanks for the greetings.

 

Is there a beginner's guide?

 

I've been reading here and everything is so overwhelming.

 

I think I need to go a few steps at a time and not jump right in.

 

I do see that others have already done prior work with this laptop: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/310013-hp-envy-17-6700hq-intel-hd-530-partially-working/

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Until 10.11.4 is wrong Allan. HD530 still works till this day, however if your DVMT Pre-alloc is smaller than 64MB you will have flickering screen which is unusable

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Until 10.11.4 is wrong Allan. HD530 still works till this day, however if your DVMT Pre-alloc is smaller than 64MB you will have flickering screen which is unusable

 
Wow, nice know that!
 
Thanks @vusun123  ;)

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Go with an HP, brother. I have an 8470p and literally every hardware component is supported. The only thing one must do is replace the WiFi module.

The rest, power management, sleep, sound(AppleHDA -NOT- voodoo), accelerated graphics, trackpad(with 2-finger & 3-finger), bluetooth, firewire, usb, ethernet--it all works perfectly

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Go with an HP, brother. I have an 8470p and literally every hardware component is supported. The only thing one must do is replace the WiFi module.

The rest, power management, sleep, sound(AppleHDA -NOT- voodoo), accelerated graphics, trackpad(with 2-finger & 3-finger), bluetooth, firewire, usb, ethernet--it all works perfectly

That one is supported by Rehabman, and yes I have the 8470p too, a beast of a machine. Currently running with an eGPU - GTX 770 for a little gaming as well

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On 7/26/2016 at 4:36 AM, Allan said:

Hello and Welcome to InsanelyMac.  :)

 

This HP ENVY 17 sounds very good, and the Intel HD 530 is fully compatible until 10.11.4.

But you know if the other devices are compatible?

 

E.g: WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, etc...?

 

And don't forget a thing.

 

 
Hackintosh Laptop is not 100% OOB as an Macbook, sometimes what you want will work or not... :yes:
Is it worth it to just pay the lump of money it costws for an apple computer?

 

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