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I need a laptop for college this fall, and I am going to get ether the MacBook or the MacBook Pro. The main reason I would get the Pro is for the 8600GT, but since I would be mostly playing WC3 and WoW on the Mac, I was wondering if I could get away with the MacBook and its GMA950? Does anyone on here have a MacBook and play WoW on it? If so, how does it work? What kind of FPS do you get, and at what settings?
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Get one of the new dells. They come with the 8600GT.
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MacBook won't cut it. At least if you want to play with more than 15-20 frames.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
Get one of the new dells. They come with the 8600GT.
I'm asking between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro, I dont want sugestions on other laptops to get
post #5 of 25
I'd do the MacBook Pro, the GMA950 wont cut it for WoW unless you like 5FPS
post #6 of 25
If you want to play games get a crappy laptop and a mid-range upgradeable desktop. All you need that laptop for is taking notes and playing flash games in class That's my advice anyways.

If you're dead set on making a laptop your only computer at school, and you enjoy video games, take the one with the 8600GT. You'll regret it in a year when it's obsolete though.


EDIT: Nevermind, I see you already have a nice desktop! Why do you need a good laptop then? Planning to play WoW in class or something? Not bringing the PC to school?
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If you want to play games get a crappy laptop and a mid-range upgradeable desktop. All you need that laptop for is taking notes and playing flash games in class That's my advice anyways.

If you're dead set on making a laptop your only computer at school, and you enjoy video games, take the one with the 8600GT. You'll regret it in a year when it's obsolete though.
I'm going to keep my desktop around because there are some games that I NEED to play that will require me to upgrade down the road (Crysis, HL2:EP2, etc), but 99% of the time I'm ether playing WoW or WC3, so it would be nice to not have to boot up the desktop just to play WoW for 20 mins. Basicly, I'm trying to deside if the MBP is worth the $600 extra over the plain MB.
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no. if its occasional and can mind not too good video why spend 600$ why you could save for a new system?
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Does anyone here actualy HAVE a MacBook that they can try running WoW on? I would like some real-world tests, or links to real-world tests.
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http://scoots.wordpress.com/2007/04/...k-my-wowspace/
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/.../t-207002.html
http://www.neilturner.me.uk/2006/Aug...t_macbook.html

Edit: sorry was best I could find.. :\\ No actual proof, though.
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