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Did you read the review? He complains how hot it gets whenever the GPU is being put to work.
I've not noted that personally, i've used her MBP for watching 1080p. Haven't done any gaming though (i have a desktop for that). Seems to work just as well as any other laptop. My old laptop would heat up like crazy!
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I picked my wife up a 13" model last week. She absolutely loves it. I can also confirm that there are no overheating issues whatsoever.
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Personally use the 13" with the 2620m for Uni and I really like it, even play half life 2 a little bit through steamplay.

I do agree if you want to do gaming then Mac is not for you, even the 15" high-end machine isn't good for gaming, its good for Aperture and final cut.
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Performance in what?
Like just watching some 1080p videos and doing some movie editing.

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I've read on this site that the intel 3000 is close to the nvidia 320M in performance

according to this: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-H...0.37948.0.html

it seems a tiny bit better.

I have yet to try to game on this Mac at all, in OS X or windows.

Depends what you're using your mac for. The discrete graphics will obviously be noticeably faster.
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I can't believe with that price tag it doesn't come with a blu-ray drive.
mac os x doesnt officially support blu-ray. apple's against it with their itunes store and everything. they're all for digital download rather than physical media.
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mac os x doesnt officially support blu-ray. apple's against it with their itunes store and everything. they're all for digital download rather than physical media.
To be fair, I kinda see their point. All the media I watch is of the download variety. The only reason I have a DVD drive is because software/games come on it! (lesser so now with Steam).

I think Apple are maybe trying to push download only too early, but, given the approximate life of DVD's, I think it could work out OK in the end.
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To be fair, I kinda see their point. All the media I watch is of the download variety. The only reason I have a DVD drive is because software/games come on it! (lesser so now with Steam).

I think Apple are maybe trying to push download only too early, but, given the approximate life of DVD's, I think it could work out OK in the end.
My laptop has no optical drive. I don't miss it for a second.

..but for that half second that I do miss it, I have an external USB powered one
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mac os x doesnt officially support blu-ray. apple's against it with their itunes store and everything. they're all for digital download rather than physical media.
It wasn't long ago that they didn't even support CD and DVD drives - you needed Patchburn to get aftermarket alternatives to work. Apple wants digital download so they can cram DRM down your throat. But then, Apple deleted modem support because they assume everyone has special high speed internet, and they don't care about farmers or people who live in areas that don't have high speed internet.

Blu-Ray, what a joke, Apple should have supported that years ago. But then, I think Apple should support such innovations like ASCII Text, so that people can swap text files with the rest of the population, without needing nasty conversions or extensive hand editing.
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I've not noted that personally, i've used her MBP for watching 1080p. Haven't done any gaming though (i have a desktop for that). Seems to work just as well as any other laptop. My old laptop would heat up like crazy!
Most laptops get really hot from my experience. Some to the point where you can't even have it against your skin for too long.
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Care to share how you got such a nice discount? If I can get the same price I'll be headed to the apple store like NOW!
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