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Please, don't flame. I've spent about 10 minutes attempting to dissuade friend from buying an Apple laptop, but his girlfriend wants one that looks stylish and he wants one that can play games. She's helping pick despite him paying it all out of his pocket (it was her idea to get it ). He's willing to spend $1500-1700 and would like a dual boot for some things (Office 2010, Skype, Ventrilo, etc.)

I'm about to cruise around Ben's Bargains, Slickdeals, etc for deals but wanted your input as well.

He's mostly into World of Warcraft, Black Cops , and NBA 2K11.

Also, preferably Intel and GeForce (I don't think Apple even sells AMD/Radeon...but have to make sure).

EDIT Edited title to say "stylish" because that's somehow near the top of the priorities for a computer my friend is buying at his girlfriend's insistence.
contrary to what you think, currently apple move to AMD graphic cards (expect for the macbook air)...

Get a 15inch macbook pro, since 13inch only come with onboard graphic.. 15 inch macbook pro has 2 models, the more expensive one come with a better graphic card...

But all macbook pro graphic card is only on mid range level.. If you want a mobile high end graphic card, go MSI, ASUS, Sager, Alienware, etc.. But, it should be enough to play most games..
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My friend plays wow on his 15" MacBook pro. High end MacBook pro can handle some light gaming.
Edited by MaddenModer - 5/4/11 at 11:09pm
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Those crapbooks, won't handle gaming at all.

They run hot because the put tiny HSF's under the keyboard.. Value? None..

Dell XPS or Asus G Series (G73)

If she dumps you cos you didn't buy a Mac, throw her yupi arse out of your house..
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 5/4/11 at 11:12pm
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The best MacBook Pro for gaming would be the $2199 15" model. It'll give you a 2.2GHz i7 2720QM, a 6750M 1GB, 4GB 1333MHz RAM,and a 750GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive.

You can check out the FPS here at notebookcheck: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...M.43958.0.html (scroll down)

Most, if not all of those tests appear to be for the 15 and 17" MacBook Pros. With the 15" MacBook Pro (6750) at 1440x900 you should get a bit more performance than a 17" MacBook Pro at 1920x1200 in those tests above.

6490M? No, no. Yuck, yuck.
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This is entirely too late, but I wanted to mention my friend and his GF went out and bought a MacBook Pro (with slightly weaker components than the standard $1599 one) for $1700 or so, plus a warranty on it. This was like 2 days ago...so far they seem happy and what not, so "yay"! I tried my hardest to convince my friend while he was driving to Best Buy, but it was to no avail.
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If this was my GF, I would break up with her right now.
Sorry I don't have anything productive to say other than this
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lol what no its not, may be against this forums TOS and the TOS of apple but its definitely not illegal.

I'm still not convinced this is not a troll thread. Tell your friend to stop being a chump.
i think that it is illegal if its against a software's TOS.

you think companys wont try it on if you break it, it is illegal, Apple says so, if you dont do as Apple says, you will become the

HUMANCENTiPAD!!!!!!!
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This is entirely too late, but I wanted to mention my friend and his GF went out and bought a MacBook Pro (with slightly weaker components than the standard $1599 one) for $1700 or so, plus a warranty on it. This was like 2 days ago...so far they seem happy and what not, so "yay"! I tried my hardest to convince my friend while he was driving to Best Buy, but it was to no avail.
It's alright. We don't blame you. But I would remind your friend that this is a bad sign for his relationship.
     
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you think companys wont try it on if you break it, it is illegal, Apple says so, if you dont do as Apple says, you will become the

HUMANCENTiPAD!!!!!!!
YES! just yes
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Gotta admit, I love having a tech-savvy girlfriend. We both have iPhones but she knows better than to want a Mac...

Quote:
Girlfriend: "[Some application] just crashed, now it won't open."
Me: "Check if the process is still running and if it is, end it. First open Task Man..."
Girlfriend: "Done. It works now!"
Me: "What the... How the crap did you know how to do that?!"
Tell your friend to use his brain and get a system that fits his needs not his girlfriend's wants. The reason she wants a Mac doesn't even have anything to do with computers (sounds like it is a fashion object to her). At least his requirements are based on actually using the thing...
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