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Old Jun 14, 2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Civ IV or Civ V on new 2012 MBA or Retina Pro

I am on the verge of purchasing a new Apple laptop after the WWDC, but I am uncertain as to which is best for me.

I game lightly. When I do, it is games like Civilization IV. I have not yet played Civilization V. I have two related (if you want, inverse) questions that I hope you can help me with.

I was wondering about the new MBA. Would it be able to handle Civ V? From what I have seen, the 2011 MBAs couldn't handle the graphics for Civ V. Would the new Intel 4000 combined with the 8MB memory of the upgraded 2012 MBA be able to handle Civ V?

My next question is about Civ V and the Retina Pro. Do you think that Aspyr will upgrade Civ V to Retina standard?

I am assuming that if I game with Civ IV on the Retina Pro, there will be a lot of graphical disparities that make it unattractive to game with. But if it's just like Civ II, I really don't mind. But was wondering if there were some thoughts on that?

Also, I'm guessing that Aspyr will not have any motivation to make Civ IV into Retina version?

Thanks in advance.
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