03 February 2010

HacBook Air!

So this netbook is available here in the Philippines and someone has hackintoshed it!
Stock WiFi card doesn't work and needed to be replaced. 
Fan is really really LOUD. Check out the video to hear for yourself.
Only has Intel 950 GMA for graphics over which the HP Mini 311's Ion is superior.
But the Indigo HacBook Air sports multi-touch - albeit nothing in comparison with the real Air but trumps the 311's Alps trackpad which, by the way, isn't even recognized by Mac OS X as a touchpad - it thinks its a PS2 mouse.

Installation cannot be easier - you can use ever reliable NetbookBootMaker which in my opinion has become the Swiss knife of netbook hackintoshers; in that "if it ain't bootable via NetbookBootMaker, it's not hackintoshable (or lick Psystar's arse)" kind of way.
But for Filipinos out there who seriously want an Air ersatz along with the looks not just the OS, the Indigo netbook can be just the ticket for you.

Tech specs:
Indigo RS130:
  • 13.3″ Screen
  • Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB SATA HDD
  • Intel GMA950 Graphics
  • Intel GSE945
  • 1.3 MP webcam
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 10/100Mbps LAN

Retails for Php 17,900 (around $389).
Add Mac OS X Snow Leopard DVD $29.
Replacement WiFi card (Dell 1490) $16.
A HacBook Air for $431 all in all.

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