I'm attending college this fall and think that iPad is the right thing for me. Its a great reader, games, notes, blogging. All is good there.
But, I need a laptop to accompany. Also its supposed to be a *hackintosh*. I had macs at home and just 'm not a PC guy. I'm looking for something that is core i5 at least, has an NVIDIA GPU (must for a hackintosh), and goes with me for atlest 2 to 3 yrs. It has to be somewhere around $1300-1400. Thats all I could save after the iPad. ($1200 would be sweet tho)
On it I want to do things that I cannot on iPad. Video encoding, Storage, music library stuff, web-designing and some programming.
Please help. I'm joining soon. Need something good enough.
I guess anything i5 and i7 are supported. I have a hackintosh desk right now with an i5. Its the gfx card that blows off the deal. I thought about a Dell Studio XPS 16, but it carries an ATI HD 5730. An ATI, they say, doesn't work with OS X.
So, I'm so hung up.
With an i7, 4G RAM , full HD screen...Its already $1800. The card is still just a 512 MB 240M. The $1099 price point they advertise is for a real crappy thing. You customize a little, and BOOM!
I cannot spend that much. I want to stick to something close to $1300.