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Fake Hackintosh MacBook Pro Runs Mac OSX Too?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 41 comments

The ultimate Hackintosh laptop?

Apple MacBook Pro laptops are expensive. Sure, there is some specialized software and R&D that comes with MacBooks, but in the end we all know that there are far cheaper PC alternatives out there with similar specifications.

Some people, however, may love the look and the feel of a MacBook Pro, be it Mac OS X or just that glowing Apple logo on the back.

Rather than paying a four digit figure for such a machine, there's the alternative of this rather amusing knock off from China (though all MacBooks are made in China too).

This fake MacBook Pro is advertised as a Windows 7 machine, although the photos do suggest otherwise. It's unclear if it actually runs Mac OS X, and there is a Windows key on the keyboard rather than the Apple specific keys.

Inside, the machine is powered by an Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. On the graphics side, it claims to have Nvidia Ion 2, making it quite an impressive little media machine.

It sells for 3100 yuan (about $466), which is tons cheaper than the thousands for the real thing.

Source: MIC Gadget

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    mindless728 , December 1, 2010 2:11 PM
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    My MBP has i7 2.66GHz, this crap has Atom, how can you compare them?


    as the price of this is <$500 it is actually more a netbook than laptop

    on the other hand, how do you feel about over paying for an i7 dual core with HT
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    serkol , December 1, 2010 2:01 PM
    My MBP has i7 2.66GHz, this crap has Atom, how can you compare them?
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    deletemach_kernel , December 1, 2010 3:32 PM
    looks like someone goona get sued
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    megamanx00 , December 1, 2010 1:51 PM
    Hah, that's funny. If you can turn it into a Hackintosh it would certainly be interesting and I could poke fun at all the people who way overpaid to get the same specks in a genuine Mac :D 
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    COLGeek , December 1, 2010 1:52 PM
    If it looks like a duck and clucks like a chicken, is it really a a duck?

    Looks like another netbook in sheep's clothing to me.
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    serkol , December 1, 2010 2:01 PM
    My MBP has i7 2.66GHz, this crap has Atom, how can you compare them?
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    morphling8 , December 1, 2010 2:06 PM
    If you actually read the article instead of being defensive about wasting money you would have realized that 1) it was mainly about the exterior not the interior and 2) you paid most likely 5 times more, so there is definitely a comparison regardless.
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    K2N hater , December 1, 2010 2:10 PM
    Scammers will profit high with it.
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    mindless728 , December 1, 2010 2:11 PM
    Quote:
    My MBP has i7 2.66GHz, this crap has Atom, how can you compare them?


    as the price of this is <$500 it is actually more a netbook than laptop

    on the other hand, how do you feel about over paying for an i7 dual core with HT
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    theshonen8899 , December 1, 2010 2:17 PM
    How about getting one of those HP Macbook ripoffs and putting Hackintosh software on there? Then you'd have a good laptop and a crap OS without paying 1K+ for it.
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    deletemach_kernel , December 1, 2010 3:32 PM
    looks like someone goona get sued
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    deletemach_kernel , December 1, 2010 3:40 PM
    Quote:
    How about getting one of those HP Macbook ripoffs and putting Hackintosh software on there? Then you'd have a good laptop and a crap OS without paying 1K+ for it.



    ACtually dude, the OS is quite good....really good.... its way more stable the windoze .... more faster ....
    and i know coz i hackintoshed an old P4 with onboard graphics and a mere 1 gb ram to run osx leopard just for fun...

    guess what ....it kicks ass of windows xp on the same system...no more bsod's..... video is bit choppy....but its the same in windows 7 too......(too bad i had to format everything to install ubuntu)


    actuallly all the apple fanboys are gung ho about the OS .... too bad they dont realize (or do) that they are getting ripped off in the hardware dept
    .... but yeah....for its price .... u can get a hp mbp lookalike to do its job....

    but i wouldnt pay 5 times just for the os...id get linux for the internet instead and use windows for games :bounce: 
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    Parsian , December 1, 2010 4:01 PM
    i would buy this without hesitation if it was at max 12" since its a netbook with dual core Atom and Ion 2...

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    iamtheking123 , December 1, 2010 4:16 PM
    Too bad they didn't give it some quirky knockoff name like they did with the hiphone. I've learned my lessons from ebay though: the Chinese on their own can't do anything more complicated than a piece of plastic without having a 50% defective rate.
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    kelemvor4 , December 1, 2010 4:46 PM
    I'm just surprised anyone would describe a computer with an Intel Atom processor as "impressive".
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    jomofro39 , December 1, 2010 4:56 PM
    deletemach_kernellooks like someone goona get sued

    LOL. noob. Nobody can sue in China. Enforcing IP rights in China is about as effective as having a democratic election there. When government=industry, there is no line to be drawn.

    You create, show us, we take, make our own, sell back to you for less, have a good day.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN3041927620070430
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    MaxGuerette , December 1, 2010 5:05 PM
    Ok, macbooks are more money then your typical same spec PC. But they are designed specifically for the software that is put on them. Cant say that about a PC.. I love my PC but i also love tinkering to make it run better and smooth.. I have a macbook because when i just need something that works... no ifs or buts.. its always there for you .. I dont mind paying the extra $$ to have that.. Sure PC people think they are under powered but Mac OS needs less to function better then windows..
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    reggieray , December 1, 2010 5:12 PM
    Looks like a nice Ubuntu setup.
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    firebee1991 , December 1, 2010 5:20 PM
    While I'm not a fan of all of Apple's crazy legal actions, I would not be surprised or upset if they sued the socks off of whoever made this.
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    womble , December 1, 2010 5:38 PM
    Perhaps they can go the whole hog and make a copy of the old Classic too which would be quite cool. Come to think of it my old Classic in cupboard with its screaming 8Mhz 68000 would probably give the Atom a run for the money LOL.
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    nevertell , December 1, 2010 5:46 PM
    If it has the original's 8-9 hour batter life, I might even get it.
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    wildwell , December 1, 2010 5:46 PM
    I once saw a Mercedes emblem stuck on an old Yugo.
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    jj463rd , December 1, 2010 6:22 PM
    Looks like they will get contacted by Apple's legal department for using Apple's logo on the case.We saw the earlier Steve Jobs action figure and Apple put a stop to that.
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