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I am thinking of getting a dell d530 and putting lion (myhack) onto it , could anyone say what resolutions they have working plus does the wifi work out of the box so to speak , i have recently followed this sites guide for a d430 with lion which works brilliantly and i am now thinking of getting a second machine ?

 

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Make sure you choose your D530 carefully. It was (is) a somehow versatile laptop in terms of hardware: Celeron M to Core 2 Duo CPUs, chipset Intel 960 or 965, FSB 533 or 800 (depending on chipset/CPU). The video resolution was (is) somehow limited on 15" 4:3 LCDs: 1024x768 or 1400x1050.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd530/en/ug/specs.htm#wp1105175

 

It's not the best machine to get today in my opinion. I'd go for a D620 or D630, which really are the step up from the D430: FSB 667 or 800MHz, by large most have C2D CPUs, widescreen LCD (1280x800 or 1440x900), Intel graphics GMA950/Crestline X3100 or nVidia GPU.

 

If you still go for a D530, remember that Lion requires a Core 2 Duo CPU minimum. Wifi will only work out of the box if it's a Broadcom-based Dell card such as DW1390/DW1490; Intel cards are not supported under Mac OS X.

 

You would have no issue at all running Lion on a D620 or D630 fitted with a C2D CPU.

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Make sure you choose your D530 carefully. It was (is) a somehow versatile laptop in terms of hardware: Celeron M to Core 2 Duo CPUs, chipset Intel 960 or 965, FSB 533 or 800 (depending on chipset/CPU). The video resolution was (is) somehow limited on 15" 4:3 LCDs: 1024x768 or 1400x1050.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd530/en/ug/specs.htm#wp1105175

 

It's not the best machine to get today in my opinion. I'd go for a D620 or D630, which really are the step up from the D430: FSB 667 or 800MHz, by large most have C2D CPUs, widescreen LCD (1280x800 or 1440x900), Intel graphics GMA950/Crestline X3100 or nVidia GPU.

 

If you still go for a D530, remember that Lion requires a Core 2 Duo CPU minimum. Wifi will only work out of the box if it's a Broadcom-based Dell card such as DW1390/DW1490; Intel cards are not supported under Mac OS X.

 

You would have no issue at all running Lion on a D620 or D630 fitted with a C2D CPU.

 

 

Thanks for the reply , much appreciated, i had not heard of the 530's before but saw a few for sale recently that were c2duo and quite a good price, with saying that i think i may follow your advice and go for the d630 or 620.

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