Processor: Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (6M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
Operating system language: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32 US English
Display Panel: 15.6" HD+ Anti-Glare Display with LED Backlight and WWAN Antenna
System Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M Graphics with 1GB DDR3 memory
Color Sensor: Color Sensor
Total memory: 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)
Keyboard: Keyboard US English
Finger Print Reader: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
Camera: Camera, 2.0 MP
Hard Drive: 128 GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA
Optical device: Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)
System expansion slots: Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader & Smart Card Slot
Battery: 9 cell 2.8Ah Li-Ion Battery - Dual Mode
Power cord: Country Pack North America with Line cord & 135W AC adapter
Bluetooth: Bluetooth w/ antenna
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN)
Integrated mobile broadband: Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable
Language Pack: Language Pack US English
The machine is certainly a little monster. As for OSX, here's some food for though:
- CPU should be fine. Newest MacBooks have i7, so it won't be a problem to have full and proper power management there (p-states, c-states, etc.)
- Video might be a problem. I did a quick check, and there's no report about anyone running 880M on OSX, which is usually a bad sign. Latest MacBooks have 330M, which should be similar to 880M, but there's no guarantee. With NVIDIA drivers situation is usually better than with ATI, but you might need to wait and there's a chance you never get full video support for your adapter.
- Everything else is irrelevant. Any audio now works with VoodooHDA; Trackpoint and Trackpad have great custom kext; camera might work OOB or might not work ever (50/50 chance), fingerprint scanner works fine (it's a simple USB device, has drivers).
- Wi-Fi you need to change to Atheros, that's a given.
Is this is a excellent candidate for a hackintosh? I can change the wireless card to a Dell 1520. Also, my intention is not playing games but do lot of photo editing and HD video (1080/60p) editing tasks.
Doesn't really matter what is your goal. If you manage to make full GPU acceleration work with all other stuff - this will be perfect machine for anything, and my personal practice shows that ThinkPad hardware runs faster than original Mac hardware. At least in my case (T60p vs. MacBookPro2,1). So, you should be fine with video editing. CPU frequency looks limiting there, but it's i7, so I don't know, I'm still living in previous era
P.S.: And you can certainly do lots of video editing in old boring Windows