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Fake Hackintosh MacBook Pro Runs Mac OSX Too?

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

  • megamanx00
    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
    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
    My MBP has i7 2.66GHz, this crap has Atom, how can you compare them?
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  • morphling8
    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
    Scammers will profit high with it.
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  • mindless728
    9260656 said:
    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
    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
    looks like someone goona get sued
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  • deletemach_kernel
    9260663 said:
    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
    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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