My dad has a slightly older Toshiba Satellite A100 sitting here with Ubuntu 10.10 on it and since my dad is now looking at blowing a few grand on a new MacBook Pro, I figured I would try to make this into a Hackintosh and save him some green.

My friend did this to his mom's computer and she loves it and it worked perfect once he installed a new video card. I'm just curious if the specs for this laptop are known working or not before I start getting into it only to find out this laptop isn't compatible and a huge waste of time

Toshiba Satellite A100-172 PSAA8C-17202C

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5200 (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, L1 Cache 32KB/32KB, L2 Cache 2MB)

Standard Memory: 2x512MBDDR2 (533MHz)
Maximum Memory: 4GB DDR2
Expansion Modules: 256MB, 512MB, 1024MB or 2048 DDR2

Hard Disk Drive
120.0 billion bytes, 9.5mm height, S-ATA, 5400rpm.

Optical Drive
Built-in DVD Super-Multi Double Layer Drive functions:
Read: CD-ROM (24x), DVD-ROM (8x),
Write: CD-R (24x). CD-RW (10x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL (2x), DVD-RW (4x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (2.4x) DVD+RW (4x), DVD-RAM (5x),

Display System
Type: TFT Active Matrix colour LCD display
Size (diagonal): 15.4” Wide XGA TFT with TruBrite™ Screen Technology
Native LCD Panel Resolution: 1280x800x16.7 million colours
External Support and Max. Colour Support (dependant On CRT): Up to 2,048 x 1536 x 16.7 million colours

Graphics Controller
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-128MB
Dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

Sound System
Realtek ALC861 Software Sound 16-bit stereo; Intel High Definition Audio, Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in Mic, Direct 3D Sound, DirectSound, DirectMusic, MIDI(playback).

V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
10/100 integrated Ethernet LAN,
Intel Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g)

2 memory slots - each slot has 512MB. Zero free slots. Slots can be filled with 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2 GB modules
1PC Card slot supports one Type II PC Cards; supports CardBus.
1 Express Card Slot
Ports: 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adaptor (SD Card, xD picture card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Multi Media Card), 4 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45, IEEE1394, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB, S-Video Out

Full sized 85 keys with 12 function keys
2.7mm keystroke, 6mm height
Dedicated Windows Keys.
CD/DVD Control Function: Play/Pause, Stop, Previous track/Next track

Pointing Device
Touchpad Pointing device

APM Support, ACPI support, PnP support, VESA support,
DPMS support, DDC Support, SM BIOS support, PCI BIOS Support, TSETUP support