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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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(Video) Gaming on the 2011 MacBook Air i5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mMP3Cm7k8o

Hope you guys enjoy. If there's anything specific you'd like to see about the MBA just let me know down below. I'll have an SSD vs. 5400RPM HDD video coming up later and a full review within a day or two.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Thanks for the vid

I have the 13" i7 and I've been playing Portal 2 and Starcraft 2 since I got it.

I must say I'm more than satisfied with its gaming performance. Under OSX the games run really well on medium settings. If you lowered Borderlands down a bit (looked pretty high) it may work out better for you.

Starcraft is a pretty consistent 40-50 fps, cutscenes run way better than I anticipated too. You're right about it not being a high end gaming machine, but does anyone buy an Air to play Crysis on high?

I've used this mac for a couple of days, and it's pretty hard to fault it...
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:59 AM   #3
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The video is set to "Private" ?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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How well does the i5 model run Starcraft2 in a 3v3 during a large scale (darn near 200 pop) battle? Would having an i7 model make much of a difference then?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 11:15 AM   #5
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How well does the i5 model run Starcraft2 in a 3v3 during a large scale (darn near 200 pop) battle? Would having an i7 model make much of a difference then?
I'm no expert on gaming performance but the i7 gets a main boost in the CPU department. Since the game would still rely upon the integrated Intel 3000 graphics card there probably wouldn't be a noticeable increase at all. I'd say the i7 would help most for video editing and other CPU intensive tasks.
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Video shows as being private.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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Video shows as being private.
Hmm, it shouldn't be private.
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Can you try BF:BC2 and MW2 on bootcamp?
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