Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015-2016

Some time ago, I wanted to buy a Laptop for Hackintosh so I researched a lot about Best Laptops for Hackintosh. That’s why I thought to write a list about Best Laptops for Hackintosh in 2015. So you would not have to do that long and time-consuming research on this topic.
So without wasting anymore time, here is a list of Laptops compatible with latest version of Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite. It is very difficult to find fully compatible laptop for Hackintosh because Mac has been build on an entirely different instruction set. Tat’s why no laptop that has been manufactured till now  is fully compatible with Mac.
On top of that, only Broadcom and Atheros WiFi cards are compatible with MAC OS X. And if you don’t have Broadcom or Atheros WiFi adapter in your laptop you will either have to change that Card, or buy an external one all together.

1. Lenovo Z50: Buy Now

Lenovo Z50 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015Lenovo Z50 can be your ultimate replacement for Macbook Pro, having a Intel core i7 4th generation processor with 8 GB of ram and 1 TB hard drive storage. Amazon gives you amazing price discount on this laptop about 51 percent, in term of Hackintosh compatibility this is great laptop i have ever seen, Almost every features work very well including USB ports (2.0 & 3.0), Ethernet, Touch-pad, Bluetooth, Audio, Brightness and Intel HD 4000 Graphics works without any problem only you have to change WiFi card because the WiFi card of this laptop is not compatible with Hackintosh just buy an external WiFi card to solve this little problem.

2. Lenovo G50-70: Buy Now

Lenovo G50-70 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015
This is another very impressive and affordable 15.6 inches Hackintosh Laptop from Lenovo with high end specs it has come with Intel core i7-4510U 2.0 GHz Processor with 8 GB of Ram and 1TB of Hard Disk Amazon gives an excellent price discount on this laptop, installation process is very easy and quick, Almost every thing work very well including WiFi, OS X Yosemite work fast and smooth on this laptop you can buy this laptop with out any confusion.  


2. Lenovo IdeaPad U430: Buy Now

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015

Lenovo IdeaPad is another great laptop for Hackintosh in 2015, It has come with 4th Generation Intel core i7 processor with 4 GB of ram and 500 GB Hard Space it has 7 to 8 hours batter life on windows and about 6 to 7 hours on Mac OS X with a high-resolution 14 inch touch screen. Some features doesn’t work properly like card reader, Facetime you may also change the WiFi card with external or internal Atheros WiFi card but overall progress of this laptop is very well on Hackintosh.

3. HP EliteBook 850 G1 Notebook: Buy Now

HP EliteBook 850 G1 Notebook PC
Elite book 850 G1 have UEFI Implemented in BIOS, which is a big deal to install MAC. It provides much more advantage over current bios based-boot loaders like (chameleon and Chimera). HP Elite-book 850 G1 have been tested with both latest versions of OS X (Mavericks and Yosemite) and it supports both.
Almost every features work perfectly including Graphics, USB Ports, Screen, Sound, Brightness except WiFi just buy an external WiFi Card .Battery life of HP Elite 850 G1 on Mac is 5 to 6 hours, which is better as compared to other laptops in this list. Amazon give you 41% discount on this laptop

4.HP ProBook 450 G1: Buy Now
HP ProBook 450 G1

Hp Pro Book 450 G1 is another great Laptop for Hackintosh. Previous yearly HP ProBooks perform well with Hackintosh, as compared to any other machine, If we see compatibility of this machine over Mac it work just fine. Everything working like Bluetooth, Graphics, Sound, and USB Ports except sleeping mode, WiFi and card reader. Both latest operating system OS X Yosemite work great and smooth on this machine.
If we take a look at its specs, then it doesn’t disappoint us that much. It has an Intel i5-4200M CPU running at 2.50 GHZ frequency, 8 GB of RAM and a 750GB Hard disk drive (which isn’t that much disappointing, even by today’s standards) It Battery life is almost 5 hours, most of the HP machines have almost same battery life. If you are looking for an affordable HP machine for Hackintosh, this one is for you.

5.Lenovo Y50-70: Buy Now

Lenovo Y50-70
Lenovo Y50-70 is a best gaming laptop and also the best laptop for Hackintosh, it has featuring 15.6 full HD 1920×1080 screen display with Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4 GHz Processor with 8 GB of ram and 1 TB of Hard Disk, Almost all major feature work very well on Lenovo Y50 including Brightness, all USB Ports, Touch pad, webcam, Bluetooth and Graphics, boot-up process is also very quick and fast the only two-part of this laptop is not working on Hackintosh one is Intel Wireless-AC 3160 card and 2nd one is Dedicated Graphics Card as you know Hackintosh is not to able to detect Dedicated Graphics.

6. New Lenovo Idea Pad U410: Buy Now

New Lenovo Idea Pad U410
Lenovo Idea-pad U410 can be your cheaper alternative to Apple’s Ultra-book. It is very compact, although not as compact as Apple’s Ultra-books. From spec’s point of view, U410 uses a built-in Nvidia Graphics card, but you won’t be able to use that if you use Hackintosh. If we see compatibility of Lenovo U410 other than graphics card, it is quite impressive. Nearly all features work fine including screen Brightness, Sound, Display, Camera, Hdmi port, USB, Ethernet except WiFi card, you will have to replace the WiFi card with Atheros WiFi card or you can also buy an external one.
Battery life is about 6 hours on Windows so it should also be that on Mac OS X, which is slightly better than some other laptops in this list. And this is a beautiful machine, it just looks like mac book pro.

7.Acer Aspire S3-391 UltraBook: Buy Now

Acer Aspire S3-391 UltraBook
If all you want is a compact, slim and smart laptop for Hackintosh, then you should opt for this particular laptop. It is extremely portable and ultra thin. Its size and shape can lead you to mix it up with Macbook pro 13, at first glance. First talk about its battery life. The battery life for this laptop is around 5 hours for Windows OS and it should be same in Mac OS X, which is not so great but neither disappointing, considering that you’re install an OS which isn’t meant to be install on it. So you should not compared it to the 10+ hour battery life on the newest Macbook Pro or Macbook Air.
Almost all other major features work great on this laptop like Graphics, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, Brightness, Ethernet and multi-touch features on track pad etc. But again, you have to replace the WiFi card to ensure proper working of WiFi. Apart from this, other feature which is not working is SD card slot, I think this is a not big issue because all other feature work great.

 8.ASUS VivoBook S550CA: Buy Now

ASUS VivoBook S550CA
Asus Vivo is a great Book for Hackintosh it just look like MacBook Pro, it gives you great performance and great stability on MAC, the Asus Vivo Book work just as well as the very best of the HP ProBooks. Nearly every part of this laptop is compatible with Mac OS X  like Graphics, AUDIO, HDMI, Webcam, Bluetooth, Speaker, Microphone, USB 2.0 and 3.0 Build-in Ethernet, except WiFi card just buy an external WiFi card.
The battery Life for this laptop on Mac OS X  is about 5 hour. If you are looking to install Yosemite on Asus laptop I think this is a best laptop.

9. HP ProBook 450 G2: Buy Now

HP ProBook 450 G2 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015
On the basis of my personal experience, I can say that HP ProBook 450 performs very impressively on OS X. It also has UEFI implemented in BIOS, which is good for Hackintosh because it makes booting process much faster, and easier to install OS X. Intel HD Graphics 4400 gives you great graphics performance on Hackintosh, and SSD ( which is way faster than a typical Hard Disk) helps to make Mac OS X run faster and even more smoother.
Its Battery life is about 5 to 6 hour. All of its major features work perfect, like Graphics, USB Ports, Display, as well as speaker and mic except WiFi. So you’ll just have to change WiFi card or you can also buy an external one. If you are looking to install Mac on HP Pro-book, this is one of the Best machine out there you can get.

10. Hp ProBook 4540s: Buy Now

Hp ProBook 4540s - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015
HP ProBook is a famous laptop for Hackintosh. HP pro book 4540s supports both latest version of OS X (Mavericks and Yosemite). Both Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite work fine and smooth. Nearly every part of this laptop work fine on Mac OS including power management, virtual memory HDMI port, USB 3.0, multi-touch gestures and ethernet. Except WiFi, you will have to change the WiFi card or buy an external card for this machine. The battery life of HP 4540s on Mac is about 3 to 4 hours. Although it is not great but its not terrible either.
I think this is a nice machine for Mac users, if you are looking to set your first ever Mac, and you really want it then choose the HP ProBook 4540s. Hackintosh Installation Guide

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3 March 2016 at 21:04 delete

soo.. only Lenovo G50-70 that works perfectly *__*) too bad it isn't SSD

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24 April 2016 at 04:59 delete

Hi
I will buy lenovo Y50-70. But as told above that it does not detect graphic card.I wanted to ask that if I dual boot(windows(any) + mac osx) it and open windows os , then will it detect the graphic card? Will it work like a gaming laptop?

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17 June 2016 at 18:52 delete

Those are great laptops in your list. I'm going to buy a new laptop for myself soon, maybe ASUS ZenBook UX305FA 13.3-Inch FHD Laptop. I've read a review on it here: http://best-laptopreviews.com/asus-zenbook-ux305fa-13-3-inch-fhd-laptop-review/. It looks exactly like what I'm looking for.

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