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This article was published on August 29, 2016

    You can now buy a fully functioning macOS laptop for only $329

    You can now buy a fully functioning macOS laptop for only $329
    Juan Buis
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    Juan Buis

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    Update: We’ve received some complaints about the linked website possibly being a scam, so to protect our readers we decided to remove links to the product.

    Update 2: The Hacbook team reached out to us saying they’re a legitimate operation and sent us a link showing the working product.

    You read that right. You can now buy a fully functioning Mac for only $329. Well, until Apple sends out a cease and desist letter.

    The HacBook Elite is a so-called Hackintosh laptop that’s capable to run macOS and is quick enough to boot in only 15 seconds. It comes inside a HP laptop case and is fully upgradable after purchase, just like any Windows PC. All other specifications are roughly as good as an entry-level MacBook Pro, except for notable parts like the Retina display.

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    I really want to like the HacBook, if only for its extremely low price point — something rarely seen with the products Apple produces. Unfortunately, it will almost definitely not be available for very long.

    That’s because Apple doesn’t allow macOS to be run on anything else than their own hardware, and the amount of copyrights this is infringing hurts my brain. If you’re interested, be sure to sign up through the website soon before it’s too late.