Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1
marcel37
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Advice needed - Battle of the Mid 2012 Laptops - 13" of casual gaming.

Hi everyone,

I'm about to throw a curve ball into the debate from the perspective of a very specific, but populated demographic: the "early-thirties-plays-occassionally-works-a-lot-doesn't-want-to-buy-a-console" male.

I've been an apple customer for over ten years. However, with the fairly recent release of games like Black-Ops and FIFA12 (both native to MacOS and both the only types of games I like to play) I have one more thing to consider when I buy a new laptop this month (Either the top of the line MBP or MBA with 256 - no way I'm about to dish out 500 extra bucks for that extra space.)

I know these laptops are "unsupported" and I know a bit about processors, RAM, and the difference that SSD brings to the table. However, I don't need 1000 FPS. I just need decent game play for a few hours each week that doesn't lag. I would like to hear from people who have experience on these laptops and game on them in the manner described above.

What is your experience? Does the fan go crazy? Is the game play smooth?

Any advice is appreciated. Concerning my budget, I can do the top 13" with the i7, but would prefer to get the entry model like I did three years ago.

M
marcel37 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

 
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is the MacBook Pro 15 inch Mid-2012 still good for gaming ? comics addict MacBook Pro 12 Jan 31, 2014 09:59 PM
Poor gaming performance (Macbook Pro Mid-2012). Advice needed! quantap MacBook Pro 24 Mar 8, 2013 08:07 AM
13" MBA w/4GB RAM and HD 4000 - ok for casual gaming? keelio MacBook Air 51 Aug 15, 2012 12:47 AM
Gaming on Mid 2012 Macbook pro Hi-Res mykelala01 MacBook Pro 3 Jul 21, 2012 02:53 AM
2012 Macbook Pro 13" Question, and advice needed BigMak903 MacBook Pro 4 Jun 14, 2012 07:14 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC