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A trading station for Mac, is it possible?
The war between PC and Mac reaches the trading world. If the software greatly facilitates the way of trading, everyone has their preference as to the environment they want.
To trade with a Mac
Today it is quite possible to trade on Mac with multiple screens. Be careful however to find out if your feed provider and your broker / broker are compatible. I know that ProRealTime allows you to trade on Mac as well as on PC.
Whether you want multiple HD or 4K displays, different Mac configurations like those for PC are feasible.
If you are an Apple addict, you may very well have a Mac trading station.
Hackintosh, a solution for trading?
A hackintosh is simply a PC with the Mac environment. This allows for a lower cost price compared to a Mac computer while having the advantages of the PC: customizable computer, ease of changing each component.
The hackintosh is a PC, only the OS is Mac.
However, this solution remains a “hack” even if it is very technical because the choice of components to make a correct hackintosh is not easy. This configuration does not guarantee the stability of your trading station. In addition, you will have certain limitations since the hackintosh is not used exactly like a “certified” Mac: audio, standby, port management, …
From a legal point of view, Apple prohibits any installation of their OS outside Mac.
In reality, the apple company seems to be giving way. Some manufacturers even allow themselves to officially sell hackintosh compatible components (graphics cards, etc.). However, Apple only reacts if a company sells PCs running MacOS.
Technically, it is quite possible to install and run a MacOS on a PC, if the hardware has been selected.
Is this a good solution?
No. After all, to want a Mac is to want Mac hardware with a Mac design.
Mac-compatible PC trading station?
If you are already equipped with different Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iWatch, …) you can still take a PC trading station. There is a multitude of software allowing to manage its applications, to transfer photos and audio or other files, to update your device,…
You can even navigate files on your devices more easily if you want to use them as a storage device. Be careful, however, not to move or delete anything.
Conclusion on trading with a Macintosh
If you absolutely want a Mac trading station, you can. Provided that your broker and your feed provider are compatible.
To find out more about Mac trading stations you can contact us on +33 (0) 9 81 44 79 50.
Forget the hackintosh, this solution is not viable for a trader wanting an efficient and stable trading station. Besides, we do not offer any hackintosh.
If you’re hesitating between PC and Mac and you don’t mind either, then choose a PC. It will always be more scalable and more flexible in its environment. For example, discover all the components of our bestseller 6 screens.