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marcongj
Mar 11, 2012, 08:58 PM
How do most of those apps run on the MBA. I am most interested in some of the star war games and maybe some world of warcraft. Do you think it would be worth waiting for the 2012 version of the MBA to come out?



yusukeaoki
Mar 11, 2012, 09:39 PM
It runs fine (but hot) on medium settings on 2011 model so I would say yes.
Im not sure of 2012 specs on MBA though.

jterp7
Mar 11, 2012, 10:43 PM
It runs fine (but hot) on medium settings on 2011 model so I would say yes.
Im not sure of 2012 specs on MBA though.

the 4000 has shown improvements, though the amounts vary by game
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/14
sc2 for example

scarred
Mar 12, 2012, 06:16 AM
How do most of those apps run on the MBA. I am most interested in some of the star war games and maybe some world of warcraft. Do you think it would be worth waiting for the 2012 version of the MBA to come out?

If you want to play casual games with the MBA, I would absolutely wait for the 2012 version. Or even the MBP refresh...

zicoos
Mar 13, 2012, 07:34 AM
As scarred already said, if you want to play games on MBA maybe it's better to wait for an updated version as it probably will have some other improvements other than the HD4000 (better cooling perhaps?).

However, I play WoW on my MBA 2011 for over a month now, daily for over 2 hours sometimes and while it does get a little hot, the game runs smooth on lower settings. If you don't mind lower quality settings like me - you will be pleased.

It's always good to have a cooling pad, though. I have purchased an aluminum one that is very quiet and keeps my MBA cool even when playing WoW.