Macbook graphics and reliability

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macgeek77, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2006
    I am considering purchasing a Macbook. However, I hear much talk about how the graphics are not so hot on the Macbooks. How true is this? Also, it seems that reviewing many of the threads posted here, the Macbooks seem to be having a lot of issues with the hardware and software. Would i be better off with a MBP? Thanks.
  2. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Macbook graphics are horrible. It uses an integrated intel chipset.
  3. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    MacBook's integrated graphics are not that bad for normal tasking and they generate less heat.
  4. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    The onboard video is perfectly fine for the vast majority of users.

    I've had NO issues whatsoever with anything I've tossed at the MB, although I'm no "power user" and don't do tonnes with Photoshop, or Gaming.

    No excessive heat, no hardware issues at all. Then again, I just got mine in February :D so I'd hope they got all the bugs out in the previous revisions!
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Perfectly adequate for most tasks. You can even play games on it, up to a point.

    Don't use a thread count on MR to determine whether any piece of hardware is good or bad. Most people who have problems post them on forums but people who don't, don't.
  6. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Unless you're planning on playing games on your MB, it won't be an issue for you.

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