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We love our MacBooks as much as the next guy or gal, but they’re nowhere near as cheap as a “hackintosh” alternative. The HacBook Elite runs OS X for 1/3 the cost of a Mac out of the box. The package and guts of the HacBook Elite are a refurbished HP EliteBook with an aluminum body, magnesium-reinforced chassis, water-resistant finish and a glass touchpad, along with the same hardware specs as a 2013 MacBook Pro. That’s an Intel i5, up to 8GB RAM, 1600 x 900 14″ HD+ display, up to 1TB of storage and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. The only thing you have to do to get this sub-$500 Mac working is load up a copy of OS X, but therein lies the rub. Apple doesn’t like their OS running on other people’s hardware, so we can’t confirm HacBook Elite will ever even see actual release.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.