gaming on 12 and 15 PB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by whw5, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. whw5 macrumors regular

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    I am going to either be getting a 12 or 15 inch PB soon. Either one will come with a combo drive and 512mb of ram which I will later upgrade. I am going to be doing games such as halo and I would like to know if the graphics card and faster processor are a must have.
     
  2. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Go for the 15''

    Hi,

    The 15'' has a much beefier video card [ATI 9600 mobility] than the 12'' [Geforce 5200FX]

    Cheers

    Palad1
     
  3. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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    Very true, the 15inch will be much better all round. That said, I'd like to think the pb 12in won't strain too much with low graphics settings and realistic expectations :)

    peace.
     
  4. JasonL macrumors regular

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    I can't imagine doing intensive gaming on the 12". I have the 15" and it is more than adequate for gaming and portable enough to bring to school with me on a regular basis.
     
  5. jumpman25 macrumors regular

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    I am in the same position as you, and am leaning towards the 15". From what I have read, all the FX Go video cards are lacking. Given that the 12" PB has the low end FX Go card in it, I would think that you would have trouble playing Halo on it. I haven't tested the PB yet, but this is just what I would expect.
     
  6. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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  7. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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    Jason - the pb 12in is my choice mainly for portability - can't wait to bring it to school with me for coding at lunch :)

    As regards the games; well, H:CE is a graphics intensive game, and to expect anywhere above below-par frame rates would be unrealistic. But I think it'd play most games respectably, w/ graphics options turned down. Only a month till I find out, I guess. As I said, my main use will be coding (C), but also taking advantage of some aspects of the FreeBSD core, and school stuff. And of course, my music store :)

    peace.
     

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