Cheap Laptop For HomeBrew Apps Etc

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  1. ChokingVictim87
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    ChokingVictim87 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Could anyone suggest a decent, cheap windows operating laptop to exclusively use for Save Editors like PKHex,Homebrew Apps and switch firmware updates?

    I have a macbook and it doesn't allow me to update my SXOS Switch firmware or use a lot of save editors, even when using WINE.

    Need something with an SD card slot ideally
     
  2. RaptorDMG

    RaptorDMG GBAtemp Regular

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    Look into bookcamp it let's you dual boot mac os and windows on your mac although I'm not a mac person so I don't know anything about it or look for a cheap laptop on ebay, I bought a £200 laptop with an i3 6100u a couple of years ago and it works great
     
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    All Im gonna use it for is PKhex,some other save editors and transferring the new firmware files over to Switch SD card.
     
  4. smileyhead

    smileyhead This is definitely not a robotic component!

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    Try dual booting or running a virtual machine.
     
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    Ive tried it and had no luck. Theres an issue with moving that firmware file from a Mac to an sd card-only happens on Macs apparently
     
  6. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Your issue isn't really anything to do with hardware. You should be fine for all of those programs if you just use Windows 10 on any machine
    Also put the file in a rar then transfer then unrar from card copy
     
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  7. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ever tried using Wine?
     
  8. leafeon34

    leafeon34 Expecto Patronum!

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    Rather than spending a few hundred dollars on a shit laptop, you should borrow a friend's computer when you need to transfer data to the SD card.
    Read the first post.
     
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