Gaming on the 12" Powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AHDuke99, Jul 14, 2003.

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    AHDuke99

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    I'm getting ready to order a 12" Powerbook, I wanted to know how is the gaming on it. I will be playing Spearhead, Simcity 4, Tigerwoods 2003, etc. Probably not UT2003. Will everything run smoothly, I don't have the cash for a 15" Tibook. Also, will there be any speed bumps to it on Wednesday, or maybe a bigger graphics card. I want to get it in before Friday before I leave for vacation. I guess If they do change it at create, I can always cancel my order, or send it back. But I am hearing that create is going to be all about the 15.4" Powerbooks.
     
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    Find the return policy of the place you order before you place the order in case a newer model comes out.

    These are good places to shop:

    http://www.macprices.com/
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I had a 12" for a while, wasn't satisfied with the gaming results.

    MOHAA and War3 were playable... but choppy, even at lower detail settings.

    Given, I'm used to a 3 ghz + radeon 9700 pro gaming PC, but I've said it once and I'll say it again:

    LAPTOPS ARE NOT FOR GAMING.

    Kthx.
     
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    Horrortaxi

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    I've played Spearhead on my 700mhz iBook. The maps take forever to load but it plays just fine.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    As long as you aren't playing any super advanced games, it should be just fine
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    I'm playing Baldur's Gate II and Neverwinter Nights on my iBook 700 and it's working out well (getting around 20 fps on NWN, which is fine). I wouldn't expect your PB to be able to keep up with new games for much longer than another year or so though.
     

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