About to buy a MacBook..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by goodtimes5, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I'm thinking about buying a MacBook but I was wondering is there someway to add a video card or something rather than the integrated stuff? I know SC2 is coming out eventually and would like to be able play it... without forking over extra $$ for a MacBook Pro... Thanks!
     
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    For what it's worth, WarCraft III runs beautifully on my wife's MacBook. Obviously StarCraft 2 will be much more demanding, but it's still a decent machine if you don't have the extra cash to throw down on a MacBook Pro.

    Of course this is Blizzard we're talking about here, so SC2 probably won't be out for another two years at least. So buy a MacBook now and then sell it in two years and upgrade. ;)
     
  4. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys! I was also wondering if anybody knows of any general issues or problems with the current generation of the MacBook? I heard plamrest stains or something about the first generation..
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    lol I'd LOVE to have an external graphics card! Would make my MacBook so much faster in games!

    Too bad there isn't such thing as external graphics card :eek:
     
  6. Flaki macrumors member

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    yes there is an option to have an external GPU but it's quite expensive, the external cost around 500$ and you need also a gpu, which you choose by yourself.
     
  7. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Have a look at a site like Macintouch for current issues; there's also a lot of threads on here, but although these can be handy, they tend to offer a distorted picture.

    The discolouration problem tended to be in the first rev models - Apple has since changed the plastic.

    Generally, speaking the issues affecting MBs seem to affect earlier models (but you can't always tell that when readin forums!), but as I say Macitouch is a pretty good place to check.
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    Really? :eek: insane! But I suppose they don't work with Macs...
     
  9. mwxiao macrumors regular

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    SC2 would not be coming out soon! Maybe next year or worse...

    So don't hope you can buy a computer now and play a 3D game next year!
     
  10. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Blizzard's previous releases have all run on a wide variety of machines when released and have not had high system requirements.

    In terms of gameplay video, it looks hardly in the same league of, say, a new Quake game - you might be right and SC2 won't play well on the MBs, but it's all guesswork at this stage.
     

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