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My vote is for the MacBook Pro, for battery life.
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OP: If you're serious about gaming then the macbook is not the choice to go with. It's not even close to competing with the Asus G series.

The problem with macs is you have to realize what you're paying for. That is the battery, the aesthetic appearance, and the (iirc) IPS screen. Macs are all about appearance so if you want something of the same power but don't care for looks at the tune of 500USD then there are much cheaper alternatives that can beat them or match them for specs.
     
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OP: If you're serious about gaming then the macbook is not the choice to go with. It's not even close to competing with the Asus G series.

The problem with macs is you have to realize what you're paying for. That is the battery, the aesthetic appearance, and the (iirc) IPS screen. Macs are all about appearance so if you want something of the same power but don't care for looks at the tune of 500USD then there are much cheaper alternatives that can beat them or match them for specs.
Macbook Pro's most definitely do not have IPS, nor is it an offered option.
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Macbook Pro's most definitely do not have IPS, nor is it an offered option.
I'll check for it later but I think notebookcheck made a mention of it (iirc). I might have been reading about something else. But I know they wouldn't make it an "option" they don't give you options with macs really. Just think about the battery.
     
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post #35 of 47
If your a Hipster go with mac if not go with the proper build and go with a clevo barebone and build your own
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I had the 13" Aluminum Unibody for a few years and I was/and am very impressed, but if you want to play games its no contest. The G53 is the way to go.
Macs are fantastic computers, they are insanely durable, and they resell for nutty amounts of money.

If it was just music and general class work I would say "get the mac."
But you are going to be gaming, and a Macbook (even in bootcamp) wont exactly be an awe inspiring experience to game on.
Mine had a 9400m and could barley play CoD4. They have gotten far better since then, but I would still be very wary of getting it and intending to play games on it.
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post #37 of 47
For SC2 and WoW the mac will handle it fine on OSX, but probably not on windows.

The new models use the intel integrated chip on the 13 inch so you won't be able to do much more than those games.

Black Ops won't run on either laptop comfortably, but thats just because its black ops.

Honestly just go with the mac, since its a much better choice for a student. You can argue all you want about other options but nothing beats it in battery life, build quality and looks.
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Honestly just go with the mac, since its a much better choice for a student. You can argue all you want about other options but nothing beats it in battery life, build quality and looks.
I agree with all of this (except looks).
The problem is that if he gets the mac, he will gain all that and portability, but will loose 95% of his gaming ability. And if memory serves SCII and WoW don't play all that well on current Intel GMAs. They run, but they arent pretty or smooth unless you turn things down a fair amount.

OP the bottom line is as follows:
The G54 gives you the ability to really play games and get hardware for your money.
The mac gives you battery life, portability, ease of use, a better warranty(assuming you spring for apple care [DO IT]), better resale value, and a longer lifespan before its too old to really use.
Within a few years the G54 will be horribly outdated and old. In that same timeframe the mac will keep its resale value better, and in all likleyhood will remain capable of general use for longer.
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I would suggest a Sony Z or HP Envy... nice laptops with some balls.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/se...computer_store

I got an Alienware m11x for 900 last year and it's nice. Maybe look at the m15x?

I hate Apple far too much to let someone buy without knowing better options...
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I would suggest a Sony Z or HP Envy... nice laptops with some balls.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/se...computer_store

I got an Alienware m11x for 900 last year and it's nice. Maybe look at the m15x?

I hate Apple far too much to let someone buy without knowing better options...
Sony Vaio Z is 3 grand, and the HP Envy have that crappy trackpad, not really better options...
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