13" base MBA Question

mr jnvii

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Mar 11, 2011
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Would the new 13" Air be good for programming in C++ and C#? How about for games like Fallout 3 and L4D?

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mr jnvii

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Mar 11, 2011
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Like, not at all?

I'm not a hardcore gamer. Just like to play a few, and don't really care about playin on the MAX settings (although I don't want to play too low where everything is blurry)
 
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bp1000

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Jul 7, 2011
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You would have to play on the lowest graphics settings and some games might be smooth, mainly older games.

But games like BFBC2 which isn't even new and due to be replaced will struggle, a lot of judder etc. The GPU simply isn't powerful enough.

You can always buy it, try and and return it if you find it's an issue.
 
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mr jnvii

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Ugh. Now I'm not sure I want it.

I mean, it'd be great for everything else, but I'd want it to be a bit of a jack-of all trades machine. It sounds like gaming is just terrible on it...
 
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Tmuska

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Jul 19, 2011
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I just read this review. Labtopmag writes that it will run WoW on low setting at 59 fps, wich is very playable( I would say 30 fps is playable, but i wouldnt go below!) and when they max it, it runs at 29, so i think it will be fine for casual gaming :)
 
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Xaron

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Jul 20, 2011
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Actually the Intel HD3000 is the first Intel chip which isn't crap. It performs rather good and is slightly faster than the previously used NVidia 320M. I don't know why most guys seem to dis the HD3000...
 
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