Apple don’t make an iMac that I want to buy, not yet anyway, and it doesn’t look like they intend to. The reason is simply that I use my main display for all my devices, be it PC, XBOX 360, or PS2 and my retro computers using a SCART to HDMI upscaler. This means I absolutely need HDMI input, or a means to the same end.
I’ve played around with hackintosh before, but I never seemed to end up with a good reliable combo of motherboard and graphics card. When the Ivy bridge processors came out, and with the decent amount of All in One computers now around, I figured i’d have a go at building my own iHac, who knows, it might even take off?
At the time of writing, I have two machines under test. i’ll add to the table if/when anything changes.
|1: MiTAC M650 AIO||2: ECS G11 w/H61H2-TI|
|HD 4000 GFX|
*on the G11, HDMI-In sound only gets routed through the internal speakers regardless of anything plugged into either headphone socket. Since Intel’s Thin Mini-ITX specification doesn’t allow for volume control on the chassis, this both sounds bad due to the poor speakers, and is also way too loud 100% of the time.