I just swapped my MacBook Pro for a new Dell as the MacBook was having just too many issues dual booting.

Question #1: Will my new Dell support an OSX install? Ideally, I would prefer to install to an eSATA drive, but if I had to, I'd consider an install to the second hard drive on this system.


Operating System new – server roles
System Model
Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Dell Inc. Dell System XPS L702X
System Service Tag: 30QHZP1 (support for this PC)
Enclosure Type: Portable
Processor a
Main Circuit Board b
2.30 gigahertz Intel Core i7-2820QM
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total) Board: Dell Inc. 0K4H3G FAB1
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. A08 04/06/2011

8108 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' has 4096 MB
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' has 4096 MB
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM1' is Empty

Question #2: Since I still have the MacBook, I can do a totally painless install of OSX on the eSATA drive. Can I install OSX to the drive and then connect it to my PC and configure boot?