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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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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.

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