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Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: the Power to Crush the Other Kids

by Paul Strauss
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Want a small Mac, but like the look of the beefy aluminum Mac Pro tower? Too impatient to wait for Apple to make a metal Mac Mini, this one modder decided to craft his own.

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While not running on official Apple hardware, the Hackintosh Jr. gets its looks from the big tower Macs, but at 5.5″ (h) x 7″ (w) x 5″ (d), it’s not much bigger than a Mac Mini (although it is quite a bit taller).

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Modder Widefault (the same guy who gave us the Geiger Counter PC and the Lunchbox Firewall),  built the Hackintosh Jr. from hand-shaped mesh and sheet aluminum. At the heart of the Mac Hack Jr. is an Aaeon GENE-9310 sub-compact mobo, sporting an Intel Core Duo T2500 processor, 2 GB of RAM, integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and a 2.5″ Seagate Momentus hard drive.

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Of course, when I first heard the name “Hackintosh Junior,” I thought that Widefault was talking about this system…



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