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Hackintosh alive and well in Taiwan

27 May 2011 5,984 views 8 Comments

Credit card in hand and ready to buy a built to order Mac? If you are in Taiwan, the home country for many of Apple’s Asian OEM partners, then you should have a look at MAQ.tw which has three — Taipei, Taichung and Gaohsiung — convenient locations, as well as a Facebook page and Youtube channel.

As you can see from the above (edited) screen grab, a quad-core 3.2GHz (i7) tower with decent stuff inside sells for a good bit less than a comparable iMac here in the US. Moreover, MAQ.tw offers a three-year warranty with free pick up and delivery.

And, have a look at their website and all of those wonderful choices — why pay for FireWire or Airport if you’ll never use it? Or, how about 8TB of storage or a bad ass I/O card without breaking the bank? Hmm, my mouth is watering.

Free market is as free market does

Here in America, you can find Hackintoshes — Mac OS X running on generic (and hopefully cheap) PC hardware — on Craigslist and eBay, but good luck with getting warranty service or support. In Taiwan, you can buy a BTO hackintosh online, pay for it with a credit and have it delivered to your home or business.

The only company in the US to make a “serious” try at commercial scale hackintoshery was PsyStar, but that company cratered in a federal courtroom back December 2009.

Wishing maybe just a little that you lived in Taiwan? I’m ready to order…

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