The new Mac Pro’s case makes it look like a trash can, so a German’s PC enthusiast with a sense of humor decided to build a Hackintosh – a user-assembled computer made to run OS X – and put it inside an actual trash can.
Redditor yoshiwars wanted a portable gaming machine but he didn’t want to spend a fortune on a high-end laptop. So he stuffed a desktop computer’s parts into a briefcase. Looking at it, you wouldn’t mistake it for anything else.
The Macintosh Portable was Apple’s first battery-powered portable computer. Released in 1989, it weighed 16lbs., had a 16MHz CPU, a black and white screen and lead-acid batteries, hence its nickname, “Macintosh Luggable.” People had to pay $6,500 for the curse of owning this darned thing.
Benjamin Bachmeier’s HTPC set up is an amalgam of brands and technologies. The most obvious inspiration of course is Apple’s iPhone 4, after which the beautifully made case is modeled. But the 40″ screen on what Benjamin calls the iTableous isn’t a touchscreen, it’s a Toshiba LED LCD monitor, which in turn is connected to a PS3 and a Hackintosh that also runs Windows 7.
Got an old N64 lying around? Well if you have the time, patience and talent, you could turn it into a modern-day PC like modder Polvorito has done.
He picked up this old Nintendo 64 at a flea market for about 20 bucks, then gutted it to provide the shell for his new home theater PC.
The guys at 1 Block Off the Grid needed a high-end Mac to run Adobe After Effects, but instead of buying an expensive Mac Pro, they decided to build their own computer. Normally that would be nothing to write home about, but the 1BOG staff really put the hack in Hackintosh.
Toni Nikkanen just earned himself a bit of Internet fame. With Apple and Nokia trying to bury each other in lawsuits, Nikkanen must have been aware of the irony when he posted a video on YouTube showing his nerdy (albeit useless) achievement: an N900 running Apple’s OS X 10.3, aka Panther – with the help of a pre-release version of PearPC.
You know what’s big? Xbox and Xbox 360 cases console cases. You could fit all kinds of things in there, if you were so inclined… like a make-your-own-Macbook, or possibly a small elephant. But the Macbook?
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.
While not running on official Apple hardware, the Hackintosh Jr.