July 31, 2008
MSi Wind/Advent 4211 Hackintosh
There’s a bit of a craze going on taking £280 Advent 4211 subnotebooks from PCWorld and hacking them to run Mac OS X 10.5. You have to open them up to swap out the WiFi card, and there are sound issues, and the screen is still small, and and and… Advice thread here.
Very tempting. I was playing with an early EeePC the other day and found the keyboard basically unworkable; the 4211/Wind looks like it’s much better in that department, though the battery life isn’t great.
I’d be entirely happy with a Linux subnotebook, but for two things: iPhoto and iMovie. Kvatch.