Which MacBook Pro for gaming?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lucasban, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. lucasban macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to get a MacBook Pro for my schoolwork but also for gaming (such as WoW). Anyone have any reccomendations on which model I should get. I am probably not going to be able to purchase another computer for at least 2 or 4 years so I want it to be able to handle the graphics of games yet to come.
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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  3. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    the only consideration is portable... if you dont need portability buy the 17inch for all intensive purposes it's cheaper and will look better for games.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I would go with a 15" MacBook Pro with the following specs-
    -2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    -2GB DDR SDRAM (the 1GB that comes standard + 1GB of RAM from www.datamem.com ).
    -100GB 7200rpm HDD.

    If you seldom need to go mobile, then I say to go with a 17" MacBook Pro. It has the same specs for ~$100 less. :)
     
  5. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    For the 15": Get the 2.0GHz model or higher, as much hdd as your budget allows, and upgrade RAM from www.crucial.com

    Get 2GB of RAM in there.

    For the 17": Get the only model, upgrade hdd, buy RAM from crucial.

    Good luck!

    -yankeefan
     
  6. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    Add another vote for the 15" with upgraded hd and cpu and www.datamem.com to upgrade your ram. Better prices, same guarantee.
    Z
     
  7. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    the MBP i not exactly the ideal gaming machine but w/e specs you get as long as it bears the name MBP, you will be fine
     
  8. lucasban thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys

    the only real travelling i will be doing with it is to school or a friends housre otherwise im keeping it home. i will probably just go with the 17" then unless budget interferes.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like you will be very happy with a 17" MacBook Pro. You will let us know when you buy one. Good luck on your purchase when you make it lucasban. :)
     
  10. Peyton macrumors 68000

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