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Do You Own a Real Mac?


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I've owned and used a lot of a different Macs. My work computer is a hackintosh. Mostly because it was cheap to build and ran 2x faster than the iMacs we had around. Plus, the ability to stuff 6 hard drives inside the box along with the mSATA... I run 3 monitors, including an Apple 30". Before thunderbolt, it could only be done by spending a lot of money on a MacPro.

I built a 2nd Hackintosh and called it "ImFasterThanYou" and have had people use it to run modeling programs on because it really was faster than their machines.

Currently own a MacBook Pro (2011) and a MacMini that I use as a server. I was using a hackintosh as the server, but decided to use the Mac Mini because updates kept breaking things.
 
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I have a Late 2012 Mac Mini with i5. Got it in 2013 and upgraded the RAM and SSD. Still works to this day with Mojave, although I use the Hackintosh as my work computer.

I bought recently an iPad 5th generation, and I have been an iPhone user since the iPhone 4 (I now have the X) but I am also thinking of getting a used MacBook Air. I don’t want to get into the hassle of Hackintoshing a laptop again. They are more difficult and limited than desktops.

Any recommendations for the Macbook Air on a budget? I need Mojave on it and I am in Europe.
 

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My 15" 2012 Ivy Bridge Retina MacBook Pro barely made the cut with Mojave- I'll have to decide whether to upgrade next year.

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I had Late 2008 MacBook Pro but unfortunately it died a week ago, before i had imac 21,5 2011
2011 mbp
And Mac mini 2012 Mac mini,
Now up to buying new Mac mini
 
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tonymacx86

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How is it running now after all this time and with Mojave?

Everything is working fine- the NVIDIA Kepler 650m still works great as does the Intel HD 4000. The Ivy Bridge architecture plus NVIDIA Kepler have really lasted a long time.
 

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That’s great to hear.

I still have a Gigabyte based 7 Series CustoMac with Intel Core i7-3770 with Intel HD 4000 graphics running Mojave too- this was the first Gigabyte series with UEFI but works well- GA-Z77X-UD5-TH. Same type of computer as my 2012 MacBook Pro.
 
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I still have a Gigabyte based 7 Series CustoMac with Intel Core i7-3770 with Intel HD 4000 graphics running Mojave too- this was the first Gigabyte series with UEFI but works well- GA-Z77X-UD5-TH. Same type of computer as my 2012 MacBook Pro.
Nice.

I only used my Windows laptop (ASUSPRO B9440UA) before starting my Youtube channel, and it was adequate for basic tasks. Hubby was using the Mac Mini as a server.

But then we got into travel videos and I hated the memory leaks and issues with Windows, so that’s what prompted me to build my now perfecty working Hackintosh PC for video editing. Then I fell back in love with macOS and Mojave is amazing, that’s why I now want to get rid of the Asus and get a Macbook.
 
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