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Just got one of these after being a die hard pc fan.
Gotta admit it, im going apple for future laptop purchases its a great machine.

For anyone wondering I can run World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 at ~fair settings and keep 60fps

Also did some video editing with no problem

For heat: It does get pretty warm while gaming but thats the only time Iv noticed, and it actually feels warmer then it actually is since the case acts as a heat sink it feels like it must be on fire inside, but temp test shows its not.

Id recommend it to anyone interested
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Just got one of these after being a die hard pc fan.
Gotta admit it, im going apple for future laptop purchases its a great machine.

For anyone wondering I can run World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 at ~fair settings and keep 60fps

Also did some video editing with no problem

For heat: It does get pretty warm while gaming but thats the only time Iv noticed, and it actually feels warmer then it actually is since the case acts as a heat sink it feels like it must be on fire inside, but temp test shows its not.

Id recommend it to anyone interested
What settings for starcraft 2, WoW is kinda low requirement.
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Just got one of these after being a die hard pc fan.
Gotta admit it, im going apple for future laptop purchases its a great machine.

For anyone wondering I can run World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 at ~fair settings and keep 60fps

Also did some video editing with no problem

For heat: It does get pretty warm while gaming but thats the only time Iv noticed, and it actually feels warmer then it actually is since the case acts as a heat sink it feels like it must be on fire inside, but temp test shows its not.

Id recommend it to anyone interested
Which version of the laptop and what settings?

I may hold off until next year for an upgrade, the thinkpad is holding up pretty nicely right now (I play SC2 on a 3470, lol).

That Anandtech review is nothing if not incredibly thorough. I love them.
    
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Just got one of these after being a die hard pc fan.
Gotta admit it, im going apple for future laptop purchases its a great machine.

For anyone wondering I can run World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 at ~fair settings and keep 60fps

Also did some video editing with no problem

For heat: It does get pretty warm while gaming but thats the only time Iv noticed, and it actually feels warmer then it actually is since the case acts as a heat sink it feels like it must be on fire inside, but temp test shows its not.

Id recommend it to anyone interested
Congrats
Ill join ya when i get the money XD
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For heat: It does get pretty warm while gaming but thats the only time Iv noticed, and it actually feels warmer then it actually is since the case acts as a heat sink it feels like it must be on fire inside, but temp test shows its not.

Have you ever actually monitored your temperatures.
The late 2010 MBP 13" I had ran at 93C after 5 or 6 minutes of TF2
I ended up running my own fan profiles to keep it under control but it didn't help much.
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Have you ever actually monitored your temperatures.
The late 2010 MBP 13" I had ran at 93C after 5 or 6 minutes of TF2
I ended up running my own fan profiles to keep it under control but it didn't help much.
I wonder if MBP's are still equipped with the 6k rpm fan, iirc thats the fan they used for the 2010. That thing would get jet engine loud.
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I wonder if MBP's are still equipped with the 6k rpm fan, iirc thats the fan they used for the 2010. That thing would get jet engine loud.
You, you can crank that sucker.
I can't say my HP laptop isn't just as loud while gaming, it runs 20c cooler under full load.
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This new revision is incredible. I'm still sporting my late 2008 (non-unibody) 2.5 C2D MBP, and it's not too outdated just yet. I can't wait for 8 months from now when they supposedly redesign the case and keep the quads intact.
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Paul Van Dyk with the new (and his old) MacBook Pro performing at miami

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The more I use OS X the more I'm enjoying the ease of use.

All I know is, I'm getting a 15", swapping the hdd for a ssd and throwing bootcamp 3.2 on this with Windows 7.
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