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    I'm looking into a new laptop (New to me at least) and I found a Gateway that really appeals to me, it's the Gateway ID49C08u with a 2.4GHz i5, GF330M, and 4GB RAM; so basically the same setup as a 15" MacBook Pro with a 14" screen and a slightly larger HDD for less than half the price! I know it's not going to be as nice as the Mac, but I can deal with it; though the Gateway is definitely a very nice lappy for a sub1K PC. I also looked around, and I believe that the Intel H55 is fully compatible with 10.6.4, right? So. Now for my dilemma.
    I could go out and get this Gateway for ~$850 before other costs, or get a MacBook/MacBook Pro refurb from Apple for around $929 or less (not willing to pay more right now). I've seen the older MacBook style on there refurbed for as low as $699. So, comparing it to the $929 13" Pro, is it worth the "discount"? I know the Gateway shares spec sheets with many PC Notebooks. So, to sum up the differences:

    Gateway vs. Mac
    2.4 i5 vs. 2.26C2D
    4GB RAM vs. 2GB
    500GB HDD vs. 160GB
    GeForce 330M vs. 9400GT
    14" @ 1366x768 vs. 13" @ 1280x800 Both LED backlit
    6 Hours Battery vs. 7 Hours (Claimed)
    Backlit trackpad vs. Backlit Keyboard
    4 USB+HDMI vs. 2 USB
    $850 vs. $930
    PC... vs. Amazing Mac-ness
    Both 1" thin
    Both have 1.3MP Webcams
    Both have card readers
    Both have Wi-Fi N
    Gateway specs found here: Gateway Official Site: Shop - Notebooks - ID49C08u Laptop Product Details
    Mac specs here: Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)
    (Gaming is not too important, but would be nice on the go)

    After writing up the specs and stuff, the Mac's seeming a little on the shabby side...as long as OSX86 is easy on this laptop. So I guess my main questions are:

    1.) Which one would you go with?
    2.) Will it be a relatively simple and problem-free OSX installation?

    Thanks in Advance =)
    P.S.: Sorry it's so long... =/



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    bumppppuuuhh? =)

 

 

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