12" Powerbook for Gaming ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by srobert, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. srobert
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    Jan 7, 2002
    What are your thoughts on the subject?

    I realy like the size/weight/form factor of the 12" but I've heard that because it does'nt have L3 cache, some newer games won't run on it. Is that true?

    Gaming is not the main reason I'm about to buy a new laptop. But I do travel a lot for work and sometime I get bored on the plane or at the hotel. Games would be a big plus. For how long do you think the 12" powebook will be fitting in the new games "minimum requirements" window?

    Thanks for your input.
  2. Pete_Hoover
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    Apr 29, 2003
    I am pretty sure someone asked the same question like 2 days ago. Try and search for it.
  3. CubeHacker
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    Apr 22, 2003
    It depends on the type of games. Any modern 3d game won't run all that well on a 12" powerbook. But older ones should run just fine.

    An SNES emulator would run great, and offer tons of fun!
  4. joshuajestelle
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    Mar 3, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    ummm.... it's screen is only 12"... is that really what you want for gaming?

    It seems to me that'd be awfully small for most games I'd want to play.

  5. Abstract
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    Dec 27, 2002
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  6. macguymike
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    Mar 28, 2003

    Works fine for me running the Neverwinter Nights demo (actually almost looks better than on my 17" CRT) as well as Unreal (though admittedly I haven't tried going online with that yet). :)

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