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Should e7440 with i3 processor be okay for El Capitan install?


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Just a quick question about installing OSX on an e7440 with i3 1.70 processor. 

 

Will it work okay, like with the i5 and i7 processors? Only asking because have good deal to buy one cheap and I really like the Full HD display, a great hackintosh laptop.

 

Don't think Apple have any i3 notebooks, so wondering if there might be any problems. 

 

Thanks.

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Not a problem. Bear in mind these low-voltage Haswell CPUs are low-specs with no Turbo boost, so they run @1.7GHz and that's it. At 15W, they should be good for the battery but you may find they run at full speed all the time...

 

Re: graphics, it's HD4400 so that'll be same setup as for mobile HD4600.

 

Consider it'll be the same as your E7240, just much slower.

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Thanks Herve. 

 

Didn't know about the lack of turboboost, but should be fast enough. 

 

The e7240 is really nice. Text a bit small on screen, but sharp and you get used to it. I wanted to compare it to the Full HD on the 14" e7440. It's just for writing, translating, blogging, so don't need lots of power. Found one with the i3, 8GB RAM, SSD and good battery for around £250, so seems a good price. 

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