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Lenovo S10-3t netbook hackintosh - iPad Killer?

Lenovo's netbooks have had pretty good press, but they haven't really stood out of the competition... yet. When it comes to building hackintosh netbooks, Dell's mini line has had all the press. Do a few searches, and you will see that there are numerous guides for installing mac osx 10.5 and even 10.6 on dell hardware. This may all change...
What is less well known is that Lenovo's S10 previous models (S10, and S10-2) have very similar architecture and components to the Mini line, and the hackintosh community has done a great job of tweaking software to support it.

Now where this leads us, is that the new Lenovo S10-3t (S10-3 being the third generation, and the little "t" stands for tablet!) has some real potential. The S10-3t has a multi-touch compatible touchscreen, and it rotates, so you can flip the screen and use it as a tablet computer! Higher end tablet computers have been doing this for a while, but this is the first netbook using this design that I have seen. The S10-3t has the newer Intel Atom chip running at 1.66 ghz (a modest improvement over the 1.6 ghz predecessor), and again, very similar hardware inside to the dell mini line, and very similar to the previous S10 and S10-2 models.

What I HOPE this means, is that the hackintosh community will swiftly embrace this new model, and make the touchscreen support work with Mac OSX (it currently is designed to work with Win7 starter, and apparently works great!).

Lets see how this new future hackintosh stacks up to the iPad:

- will run a full OS, not a limited ipod with a big screen

- will support flash (a biggie for me as you all should know by now)

- If you want to use a proper keyboard, its there. iPad... well, sorry.

- 160gb or 250gb hard drive (or 16gb SSD), but at least you have the option of a proper hard drive
- Ram and battery are expandable

- similar price (Lenovo S10-3t is about $500, iPad is about $500 as well)

In my opinion, you get a LOT more hardware and capability for the investment. Lenovo also has a pretty good track record of supporting their hardware, and good QA.

Now, it is important to note that technically it break's Apple's EULA to install mac osx on any non-apple hardware (I really wish Apple would bend on this), so proceed at your own risk. Also, DO NOT PIRATE SOFTWARE. Many online tutorials show how to download illegal copies of OSX. Seriously, if you are going to do this, just pay the $30 for an OSX 10.6 dvd and get legit.

Here's a video of the new Lenovo netbook:

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