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Good question! (o:
it's frustrating to have a "pro" laptop and not be able to upgrade it's components easily; it seems (to a novice like me) that a hybrid hackintosh using mostly original mac components would be more stable than a completely pieced-together hackintosh...so long as the new components are from standard hackintosh builds (known to be supported by MacOS).
Externalizing some of the components would mean that I wouldn't have the size restraints of my laptop or the cooling issues.
I don't really use my laptop as a laptop; I take it to work with me at a hospital where it sits on a desk for 12 hours, so having an external box with the processor/videocard is no more of a problem than having an external harddrive and a bunch of dongles (I'm lookin' at you, 2016 mbp).
The big questions would be, based on your collective experiences, 1) would a hybrid hack really be any more stable than a pc-turned-hack, and 2) is it physically possible to redirect this mutant beast to use an external processor/motherboard/videocard...
thanks again!
If what you want is a desktop computer, build a desktop computer.
 
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If what you want is a desktop computer, build a desktop computer.
Thanks RehabMan!
Yeah, I still may do that but then I'd have to drag a desktop with me to the hospital's ER each day (-; I'd rather just be able to connect an external hard drive an external mb and an external graphics card, heheh
Simplifying the situation purely for my education sake, would one be able to theoretically externalize the guts of a MBPR using the exact same components as the original? And if so, and given that there are certain components that are known to be supported by macOS, then it seems like this kind of hybrid SHOULD work...if it wouldn't work, would that be b/c the software just wouldn't recognize the components anymore?
 

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Thanks RehabMan!
Yeah, I still may do that but then I'd have to drag a desktop with me to the hospital's ER each day (-; I'd rather just be able to connect an external hard drive an external mb and an external graphics card, heheh
Simplifying the situation purely for my education sake, would one be able to theoretically externalize the guts of a MBPR using the exact same components as the original? And if so, and given that there are certain components that are known to be supported by macOS, then it seems like this kind of hybrid SHOULD work...if it wouldn't work, would that be b/c the software just wouldn't recognize the components anymore?
Personally, I don't see any reason to take the guts out of a laptop to create a desktop... because then you still have a desktop, but with laptop components.
 
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Man Why can't just name one or two specific laptop instead compatibility ? Like XYZ laptop is you can get closest to mac as Hacintosh
 

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Man Why can't just name one or two specific laptop instead compatibility ? Like XYZ laptop is you can get closest to mac as Hacintosh
It just isn't that simple.
With non-Apple laptops, there is always complications and compromises.
So... it depends on your requirements and which problems you can live with.
 
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Hi folks,

Because of CES 2017 and the countless laptops that get announced or are announced already, I get Interested in thin laptops with touch display. Because I do not know about a real Mac with touch display, is there even a minimal functionality of touch interfaces in OSX? Especially the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 looks interesting to me.

yours, Markus
 

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Hi folks,

Because of CES 2017 and the countless laptops that get announced or are announced already, I get Interested in thin laptops with touch display. Because I do not know about a real Mac with touch display, is there even a minimal functionality of touch interfaces in OSX? Especially the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 looks interesting to me.

yours, Markus
Minimal is right (for USB touchscreens). Single touch only. Basically worthless.
There are drivers from touch-base you can pay ($$$) for.
 
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I would like to use a touch input for writing notes on pdfs. That would be some kind of improvment to my actual MacBook Air 2012. But a 133€ driver is a bit to much, as I do not know any compatibility before trying it.
Anyway, it seems like ever new notebook comes with at least 1 usb 3.1 usb-c port with or without thunderbolt 3 included. How good are these ports supported? I think i heard that only 3.1 ports provided by AsMedia chips a supported (with patches) in osx.
 

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I would like to use a touch input for writing notes on pdfs. That would be some kind of improvment to my actual MacBook Air 2012. But a 133€ driver is a bit to much, as I do not know any compatibility before trying it.
Anyway, it seems like ever new notebook comes with at least 1 usb 3.1 usb-c port with or without thunderbolt 3 included. How good are these ports supported? I think i heard that only 3.1 ports provided by AsMedia chips a supported (with patches) in osx.
I have no USB3.1 usb-c hardware, so no idea.
 
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