Sure, many ultra portable PCs can be modified to run Apple’s macOS Big Sur, but this person decided to build one from the ground up. How so? Well, he first 3D-printed a case, complete with a QWERTY keyboard as well as all the standard buttons required to use the operating system, like right-click, left-click, arrow keys, etc. Next, he added the hardware, which includes a LattePanda Alpha SBC (single-board chip)= with an Intel Core M collection processor and 8GB of RAM. Read more for a video and additional information.
Since the SBC doesn’t have a WiFi module, an external WLAN chip was required, and now for the most important part, a Western Digital 240GB SATA SSD was used to flash macOS Massive Sur. Sure, this creation may be impractical, especially since the parts used alone costs more than a new Mac Mini M1, but it’s definitely a conversation piece to say the least.
- Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
- Get more done with up to 20 hours of battery life, the longest ever in a Mac
- 8-core CPU delivers up to 2.8x faster performance to fly through workflows quicker than ever
- 8-core GPU with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games
- 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning