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Thinkpad P51 High Sierra

Feature set source: http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20P51/ThinkPad_P51_Platform_Specifications.pdf

Hardware:

Category Element Compatibility Notes
CPU i7-7700HQ FULL Native power management works correctly, as per: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-native-power-management-for-laptops.175801/
GPU HD630 FULL Same as above. Full hardware acceleration.
NVIDIA M1200 NO:DISABLED Disabled as per: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-disabling-discrete-graphics-in-dual-gpu-laptops.163772/ UPDATE: it seems it's possible to have both HD630 and Nvidia GPU running on macOS https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/several-issues-getting-high-sierra-working-laptop.253386/#post-1759621 because of the particular configuration of this device, since it's possible form bios to run discrete graphics only and also because external monitors run through the Nvidia GPU and never through intel integrated GPU. It's rare for laptops but my guess is that it's possible on this device and technically would be like having a desktop with a dedicated GPU.
MEMORY 1x16GB FULL
DISPLAY 4K FULL
STORAGE Samsung NVMe 256GB FULL
ETHERNET Intel I219-V FULL https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/intel-i219-ethernet-drivers-for-skylake-100-series-motherboards-testing.180995/
WLAN BCM94352Z FULL
BLUETOOTH BCM94352Z FULL Small issue with Bluetooth after wake (needs more investigation)
EXPRESS CARD NO Needs to be disabled for power consumption reasons through ACPI SSDT patches
SD READER Realtek RTS525A NO Driver in the works https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/321080-sineteks-driver-for-realtek-rtsx-sdhc-card-readers/, until the driver is 100% complete and bugfree this component will be disabled for power consumption reasons
PORTS 4xUSB3.1 Gen 1 (3.0) FULL Correctly setup through USBInjectAll.kext + custom SSDT + power injection
Dock FULL Correctly setup through USBInjectAll.kext + custom SSDT + power injection
1xUSB C (Thunderbolt) YES Needs to be correctly tested and setup as above. Thunderbolt could work but I don't have a device to test (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-xps-15-9560-4k-touch-1tb-ssd-32gb-ram-100-adobergb.224486/). Sadly, VGA/HDMI through type C will never work since that too is connected to Nvidia.
HDMI 1.4b NO:DISABLED Since Nvidia is disabled, this port connected to it can't work
Mini Displayport 1.2a NO:DISABLED Since Nvidia is disabled, this port connected to it can't work
CAMERA FULL
AUDIO ALC3268 (Speakers + Internal Mic + Headphone/Mic Combo) FULL AppleALC.kect + Layout #29 as per: https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/4e23w6/guide_native_audio_with_clover_applealckext/
KEYBOARD Non backlit keyboard YES Some keys need to be fixed/setup with SSDT patches, especially leds
ULTRANAV Trackpoint YES Needs to be fixed: movement is not smooth (it's blocky/jumpy). Also, center trackpoint button should be fixed since it's imprecise.
Touchpad YES See if it is possible to add more gestures
FP READER NO:DISABLED Disabled through USBInjectAll.kext + custom SSDT since not used, to preserve battery
COLOR CALIBRATOR NO:DISABLED Disabled through USBInjectAll.kext + custom SSDT since not used, to preserve battery

Software:

Feature Compatibility Notes
Sleep + Wake YES Bluetooth not working after wake
Battery Status FULL https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-how-to-patch-dsdt-for-working-battery-status.116102/ (battery charge remaining reported correctly, but system percentage is wrong; need to see if it's possible to solve, maybe it needs a simple calibration)
Brightness Control FULL https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-laptop-backlight-control-using-applebacklightinjector-kext.218222/
App Store FULL
iTunes FULL
iMessage YES Requires new serial number. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/
Siri YES Requires new serial number. See link above.
Facetime YES Requires new serial number. See link above.

Guide:

  1. MOST IMPORTANT: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
  2. Rest of the guide is under construction. Also waiting to reach complete compatibility.

Benchmarks & Optimizations:

I've run some benchmarks and the results are slightly better than on Windows, since OSX has less rogue processes eating CPU computational power:

CPU:

Battery:

Following the Notebookcheck battery test (example: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-2017-2-8-GHz-555-Laptop-Review.230096.0.html) my P51 got 9 hours of usage on the Big Buck Bunny h.264 1080p test at 150 nits (50% of the P51 4K brightness) in airplane mode. This score is slightly better than the Macbook Pro 15 2017 since the P51 has a bigger battery, but also has a display with 50% more pixels, so the advantage over the Macbook Pro is pretty much canceled. Battery should improve significantly once USB injection is correctly adapted to our system. Until now USB ports work, but not optimally. Some components, like the X-Rite calibrator, the FP scanner, the SD card reader, the Express Card slot are always on and consume power, so they will be disabled. Objective is to increase battery time of the test above from 9+ hours to about 10+ hours if possible. Custom battery thresholds work through SSDT patching!

Optimizations:

With the use of VoltageShift (https://github.com/sicreative/VoltageShift) I was able to undervolt the i7-7700HQ and lower max temperatures by 10°C and package power by about 10W. Since the temperature is overall lower, the fans spin less and there is less noise. Another tool similar to VoltageShift is Volta (http://volta.garymathews.com/) but it's a paid program. Another optimization, which currently works, is complete fan control. Finally, it is also possible to set custom battery thresholds!

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