I like to think the Liliputing Product Database is one of the best resources for anyone looking to compare the specs of dozens of netbooks. But if you’re a member of the subset of netbook users who purchase little laptops running Windows or Linux in the hopes of wiping the operating system and installing OS X, the Boing Boing Gadgets OS X netbook compatibility chart is remarkably helpful.
The chart lets you know which features work on which netbooks. For example, when you install OS X on some laptops, you’ll have audio and video support, but no WiFi. On others, the opposite is the case.
This week Boing Boing updated the chart with a few new netbook models. The long and short of it is that you’ll probably have the best luck with a Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Dell Vostro A90, Asus Eee PC 1000H, or HP Mini 1000. Unfortunately, all of these models are either discontinued or in the process of being phased out in favor of newer models. On the bright side, that means you can find a number of deals on these netbooks if you’re willing to pick up a refurbished model or a used laptop from eBay.
Today Gizmodo put together a handy supplement to the Boing Boing chart, which has a few more details about some of the most OS X-friendly netbooks, along with pricing information and links to OS X installation guides.
Have you tried installing OS X on a netbook? Which one? And what has your experience been like? Let us know in the comments.