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External 4k 60hz support - Needing a Laptop

Do you use external 4k 60hz with your hackintosh laptop?

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Joined
Jun 5, 2010
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30
Motherboard
ASrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU
Intel i5-2500
Graphics
Nvidia GTS 250
Mobile Phone
iOS
#1
Hi everyone! I've been a member of the forums for a long time now, and I'm getting ready for a new laptop upgrade. I've been searching around for this, but I cant seem to find much that guarantees what I'm looking for.

Does anyone have a laptop that they can recommend that meets this mandatory criteria?

  • Runs macOS 10.12 or 10.13 minimum.
  • Supports 4k 60hz to external monitor (preferably straight HDMI, but using adapter is fine)
  • Allows for opening and upgrading hardware (ram, etc).
  • Under $1000 (hopefully, but will pay around that if its a great manf.)
Most posts that mention 4k support never specify if it is 60hz, which in my experience means it only supports 30hz, and for my monitor is completely unacceptable. 60hz or bust!

Please advise if you know of any laptops!

 
Joined
Aug 3, 2013
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Asus N752VX-Clover
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i7-6700HQ / HM170
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HD530 + GTX 950m 1920 x 1080
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iMac
Mobile Phone
iOS
#2
Hi everyone! I've been a member of the forums for a long time now, and I'm getting ready for a new laptop upgrade. I've been searching around for this, but I cant seem to find much that guarantees what I'm looking for.

Does anyone have a laptop that they can recommend that meets this mandatory criteria?

  • Runs macOS 10.12 or 10.13 minimum.
  • Supports 4k 60hz to external monitor (preferably straight HDMI, but using adapter is fine)
  • Allows for opening and upgrading hardware (ram, etc).
  • Under $1000 (hopefully, but will pay around that if its a great manf.)
Most posts that mention 4k support never specify if it is 60hz, which in my experience means it only supports 30hz, and for my monitor is completely unacceptable. 60hz or bust!

Please advise if you know of any laptops!

you may need to look into gaming laptops with dedicated nvidia or amd graphics (ie no intel graphics)
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2010
Messages
30
Motherboard
ASrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU
Intel i5-2500
Graphics
Nvidia GTS 250
Mobile Phone
iOS
#3
Agreed Feartech.

I am hoping to hear from someone who is currently using a specific make/model of a laptop that I can buy and get working with minimal time. In the past I've loved building many hackintoshes, but these days I have far less free time than I used to invest. I just need to know at least that 4k 60hz is possible with a laptop, and then I can do my research from there.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2018
Messages
5
Motherboard
B250
CPU
i5-7500
Graphics
HD630
#4
Agreed Feartech.

I am hoping to hear from someone who is currently using a specific make/model of a laptop that I can buy and get working with minimal time. In the past I've loved building many hackintoshes, but these days I have far less free time than I used to invest. I just need to know at least that 4k 60hz is possible with a laptop, and then I can do my research from there.
have you got this kind of laptop?
 
Joined
May 13, 2017
Messages
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Asus Prime X299 Deluxe, Asus Maximus VIII Impact
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i9-7900X 3.3 GHz, i7 7700 4.2 GHz
Graphics
AMD R99 285 3 GB &/or AMD RADEON PRO WX7100 8GB, Onboard Intel
Mac
iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
128K, 512K, Plus, SE
Mobile Phone
iOS
#5
you may need to look into gaming laptops with dedicated nvidia or amd graphics (ie no intel graphics)
My no Intel graphics. That's all that I have on my Hackintosh that is basically a MacMini on steroids running at 4GHz. I never put a graphics card in this computer & ran it all of the time on one of my Ultra HD displays.
 
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