Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC gets OS X 10.5.7 [Video]

Chris Davies - May 22, 2009, 4:20 am CDT
Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC gets OS X 10.5.7 [Video]

Hackintosh netbooks are nothing new, these days, and so the more extreme OS X tweakers move on to more esoteric hardware.  We’ve already seen Sony’s VAIO UX-series UMPC running Apple’s OS, but Micro PC Talk user perrin21 has a particularly slick setup: a subtly modified Sony VAIO UX 390 running OS X 10.5.7 as though it just stepped off a Cupertino production line.

Video demo after the cut

Physical changes to the UX390 are scant.  Out went the standard hard-drive, to be replaced by a 32GB SSD, while the stock network card – which maxes out at g-band wireless – was replaced by an 802.11n card for faster connections to perrin21’s Airport Extreme.

The end result is a (large) pocket-sized portable Mac UMPC, which can smoothly run not only OS X but Boxee and Front Row.  Until Apple roll out their Media Pad, this could be the next-best thing.

[via UMPC Portal]

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