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SouvenirCity
Apr 25, 2008, 10:47 AM
Hey guys. I'm a first time MacBook purchaser (the other one that I have was bought for my "family" about 4 months ago), so I have a few questions and concerns for my purchase.

First off I was wondering (considering I'm an avid WoW'r and RTS'r) if those games would run well enough on my 2.4GHz, 2 GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive White Book that I am pretty set to purchase. Considering I am a high school student a year away from college, I really would not like to spend the extra $600 for the pro, unless it would be a complete no brainer.

Also the more and more I read about Time Capsule, the more and more I love it. I know I am going to buy one, but I have a couple of questions about that. First, would buying an Airport Extreme make any sense if I was to be already buying a time capsule? I would love the ability to wirelessly sync the printer in our house to my book, but is there another way to do it without buying an airport extreme?

Thanks for the hep in advance guys, it means alot



digitalnicotine
Apr 25, 2008, 07:15 PM
Congrats on getting your first (own) Mac soon. First off, I'm not sure about the games. I'm pretty sure you can play WOW on a MB (http://scoots.wordpress.com/2007/04/08/black-macbook-my-wowspace/), but not sure on the other (http://forums.macworld.com/thread/97729).

As far as printing wirelessly, you can do this with both the Time Capsule, and the Airport Extreme base station. You won't, however, need to purchase both (both function as wireless routers). You can also use an external hard drive attached to the USB port on an Airport Extreme to back up your files with Time Machine, or as a network attached storage for music, etc.

For your printer to work wirelessly, it has to be compatible. Check here (http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/1013.html).

The other option you may have for gaming may be to buy a used or refurb MBP. I know for a fact that WOW works great on all releases of MBP's. Good luck to you. :)