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The processor is great for gaming; the Intel HD 3000 works comparatively well in Mac OS X but in Windows it runs like crap. Considering the MBA has a pretty small screen though most games should be playable on lower-medium settings in OS X. In Windows don't even try, you'll have trouble getting higher than 20 fps. What MacBook do you have though? I have a 2009 13" MBP with a GeForce 9400M, so for me an Intel HD 3000 would actually be an *upgrade*!
I have a late 2008 macbook pro 13 with the c2d 2.4 and the 9400 video chipset.. I can play MW2 in windows 7 perfectly, no lag what so ever.. now, BFBC2, thats another story
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The processor is great for gaming; the Intel HD 3000 works comparatively well in Mac OS X but in Windows it runs like crap. Considering the MBA has a pretty small screen though most games should be playable on lower-medium settings in OS X. In Windows don't even try, you'll have trouble getting higher than 20 fps. What MacBook do you have though? I have a 2009 13" MBP with a GeForce 9400M, so for me an Intel HD 3000 would actually be an *upgrade*!
I have a 2008 MB with the the same graphics card I believe. This is an upgrade. I have a 2.4ghz duo core. Really wanting to do this. I would be paying 600 or so for it.
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Same there's a simplicty and a "togetherness" with apple products the software is made for the hardware they make, makes optimizing a lot easier.

Don't get me wrong I like my Windows machine but these days all it gets used for is gaming and gaming only.

IMO Apple will never capture a significant market share in the computer market, because of;

A: The Price

B: People too attached to Windows and the way it functions

C: General Apple hate that goes around
It's all the same hardware on everything these days dude...Intel chips, AMD/Nvid cards, etc.

That's just really misinformed to say.
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Well funny how every macbook pro since 09 came with at least 2gb of memory.. i'm pretty sure you're a troll. Last year 2010 came with an i5 or i7.. there wasn't any C2D since 09. You know what's funny, the computer runs better then most windows Laptops out right now
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Actually, the 2010 MacBook Pro came with:

4GB of RAM
anywhere between 250GB and 750GB HDD or 128-512GB SSD
dual-core Arrandale i7

And the new 2011 MBPs actually do have some of the best hardware around (excluding the mid-range Radeon HD 6770M), which is a bit uncommon for Apple since they tend to sacrifice performance for battery life, thickness, and quiet operation.

I do agree with another post here. Apple haters are just as bad as the fanboys.

Also, why do you all say that the MacBook Air has bad specs for its price? Are you all forgetting the thing has an average thickness of less than half an inch? Even the MacBook Pro isn't meant to be a spec whore, it's meant to offer a great balance of performance, portability, battery life, etc. And people comparing Apple laptops to >2" thick, >10 pound, <2 hr battery life Alienwares.... smh. That's not the market Apple targets. Apple targets the average consumer and the creative professional. And in those markets, Apple offers the best products available. And OS X is a great OS, and if you actually own a Mac and think otherwise you are a very small minority. Apple has the best customer satisfaction ratings. And their customer support is superb. Whenever I have an Apple product malfunction on me while it's under warranty, they just give me a new one no questions asked. They even replaced my iPhone when I dropped it on the street and cracked the screen, even though that was really my fault. One Genius even replaced a broken MagSafe charger even though it was out of warranty. Power hungry, budget conscious gamers beware... but for most people it's a great experience.
I agree, member Internets was just exaggerating to get attention. Still guys don't forget about the 13" MacBook Pro. It had a Core 2 Duo until the February 2011 update where it got Sandy Bridge. Just like the MacBook Air had Core 2 Duo until this update.
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Wait, so you say Apple doesnt make laptops for gaming or other stressfull activities. Theyre meant for the "average user." Yet they dont have any laptops for under 900 and go up over 3000? Thats one expensive web browser/picture viewer/movie player!
    
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I wish they had a quad-core MBA, I'd grab one of those and dual boot with W7 so I can use it for work
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the frame rate is not that much of a difference..... i'mma find that link

That doesnt test SC2 and that isnt real world performance

I saw that thread on Mac Rumors
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Sooooooo many close minded individuals.

The way I see it, if you're going to get a laptop in the $1100-$1400 range Apple is the way to go in my opinion. So what if the CPU isn't a i7980XXXX Fifteen core behemoth? What are you going to be doing on your $1100 laptop - running servers? Christ.

One thing that I LOVE about macbook's is the touchpad, my god it is perfect. I used them all the time when I worked at Future Shop, and showed them off to customers. The touchpad to me will make or break a laptop, I know HP and Acer suck ass at doing anything with touchpads. Apples multi-touch controls are also unparalleled in the market.

For a destop, it's stupid to go Apple in my opinion. Apple is king in the laptop sector for me.
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Sooooooo many close minded individuals.

The way I see it, if you're going to get a laptop in the $1100-$1400 range Apple is the way to go in my opinion. So what if the CPU isn't a i7980XXXX Fifteen core behemoth? What are you going to be doing on your $1100 laptop - running servers? Christ.

One thing that I LOVE about macbook's is the touchpad, my god it is perfect. I used them all the time when I worked at Future Shop, and showed them off to customers. The touchpad to me will make or break a laptop, I know HP and Acer suck ass at doing anything with touchpads. Apples multi-touch controls are also unparalleled in the market.

For a destop, it's stupid to go Apple in my opinion. Apple is king in the laptop sector for me.
I agree. I disagree with a lot of what Apple does (aka charging like $500 for an extra gig or two of RAM) but if you're spending $1k+ you might as well get a Macbook since they can run W7 too.
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I have a late 2008 macbook pro 13 with the c2d 2.4 and the 9400 video chipset.. I can play MW2 in windows 7 perfectly, no lag what so ever.. now, BFBC2, thats another story
Yep, HD 3000 is an upgrade for you.

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Wait, so you say Apple doesnt make laptops for gaming or other stressfull activities. Theyre meant for the "average user." Yet they dont have any laptops for under 900 and go up over 3000? Thats one expensive web browser/picture viewer/movie player!
No, they do make laptops for other stressful activities. They don't make laptops for gaming. You can configure a MacBook Pro with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Sandy Bridge i7, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 512GB SSD, etc... but you can't get a graphics card better than the Radeon HD 6770M (don't come up to me saying "oh but you need to buy the >$2000 model to get the 6770M" because the 6750M is an underclocked 6770M so you can just download MSI Afterburner and you have your 6770M). And the Mac Pro can be configured with two ~3 GHz hexacore Xeons, up to four HDDs/SSDs, 64GB of registered ECC RAM... but again, the best GPU you can get is the Radeon 5870, and if you want to CrossFire Apple will only offer the 5770 for you.
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