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nemix nemix is offline
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Default Love my 10v - Now want a bigger dell hackintosh - 02-18-2010, 10:06 PM

So I love my new dell 10v, but I'd like to have something with more power and screen size to do more in OSX.

I am still however an OSX noobie. There is a ton of info out there, so much so its a little overwhelming for a beginner like myself. I will probably eventually buy a macbook pro but I'd like to, if possible, get a dell laptop 13-15 inch in size, with a descent processor and ram for some photoshop and video work. Nothing over the top professional or speedy, but good enough for home videos and home photos.

I want to run snow leopard vanilla if possible, with a little tweaking or advanced installs necessary to get all the laptop features working. I have a dell preffered credit account that i'm going ot be using for this purchase, (so kinda has to be a dell)

The new 13 inch inspirons look nice, but the processor power seems lite, and they are so new I dont see much about them being totally tested and compatible.

XPS M1530
XPS M1330
Studio 15 1535

I'd like to keep my budget around 1000 bucks but i have some flexibility. There seems to be some good deals in the dell outlet.

if you were me, what dell laptop would you pick up for snow leopard w/ photoshop and video tasks?
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Default 02-18-2010, 10:36 PM

A real Macbook.

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Default 02-18-2010, 10:38 PM

I know you said, preferably dell store, but for under $1000,

MacBook - Apple Store (U.S.)
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Default 02-19-2010, 01:08 AM

I just bought a used MacBook for $400 on Ebay. It works great.
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Default 02-23-2010, 02:10 AM

For under 1000, get a regular White MacBook base and just upgrade the RAM your self to save more point in hackintoshing when you can spend just as much to get the real thing....

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Default 02-23-2010, 04:40 PM

Originally Posted by ConR View Post
I know you said, preferably dell store, but for under $1000,

MacBook - Apple Store (U.S.)
They have refurbbed models occasionally in the Apple store for 749$.
I usually see one or two a week online there. Otherwise wait a week or two
and when the Macbook lines get a refresh, then you will see an influx of refurb
models all over the place. People will sell them like hotcakes.
Ebay is a good place to check too, I regularly see deals from power sellers.
If I had a grand, I would buy a used Macbook.

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Default 03-11-2010, 03:12 PM

agreed. i just got a mid 08 white mackbook on ebay for 450

core 2 duo 2.13 t7300
2gb ram
120gb hdd
etc etc

i would recommend going that way. check ebay

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Default 03-11-2010, 04:05 PM

"mackbook"? Maybe sold alongside the "rollex" watches?

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Default 03-13-2010, 03:59 AM

Lstm!(laughing silently to my self)

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I hope I can find a new mini 10v.....
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