Apple say MBP is the "ultimate gaming laptop"???

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  1. RX64MACBOOKPRO macrumors member

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    tho the MBP is not really the "ultimate gaming laptop" here it is on their apple gaming page:
    http://www.apple.com/games/hardware/index.html#road

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    "Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile gaming has moved from the backseat to the driver’s seat with the MacBook Pro. Experience the best games on a 15inch display with the amazing combined power of the Intel Core 2 Duo and two graphics processors to choose from: the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M — both included inside the same notebook, so you can choose between performance or power. The ultimate gaming laptop is just under 1 inch thick and weighs a mere 5.5 pounds — a heavyweight in an ultra light body."
     
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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Probably in the ultra thin profile machines, if you want the ultimate gaming lugbook -- might try of of the portable desktop PCs in a lugbook case.
     
  4. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Apparently you havnt been reading all of the threads with gamers crying that their macs cant run their fav fantasy games full bore.
     
  5. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    That is called Marketing. Of course Apple are going to say it is the ultimate gaming laptop.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Puffery aka, "Blowing smoke up your ass."
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    Their words not yours.

    "My treadmill is the ultimate gaming machine". So sue me.
     
  8. crewrules101 macrumors member

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    Well you could always go buy, lord forgive me, a Dell or an HP or an AlienWare to play your oh so fav pc games, but as far as the macbook pro goes, it is the MOST ADVANCED MOBILE GAMING PLATFORM available for MAC OS X! If you want to play a PC game on boot camp, go get a friggin PC and be done with a mac. If you are so attached, then the Mac community dosent need you!
     
  9. DirkBreeuwer macrumors member

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    There is nothing wrong with a user that wants to have an Excelent Operating System as OS X and to be able to once in a while play games in Bootcamp. I've had some pretty good results with games in Bootcamp, better than I thought it would be. (Just the problem of the 9600 card overheating too quickly, but that is not happening in every computer). Mac community need any Mac user.
     
  10. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Obviously it's the ultimate gaming laptop for games than run on OS X. Apple doesn't need to take PC apps into account when they say their laptops are ultimate. The same goes for PCs. PC laptops can be "ultimate" even if they can't run Mac apps. Games may be a little different from other types of apps, but I think it's just marketing.
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Obvious puffery, the FTC doesn't expect people to take these claims seriously.

    Guess the only people that do always get trapped by all the pitchmen on tv, and keep hitting the buy button on the banner ads.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    It is good for games - but obviously not the "ultimate" gaming machine.

    I think what Apple is trying to get across is there is no better laptop for gaming at 1 inch thick than the MacBook Pro.
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What I don't get is why serious gamers are buying a) a laptop and b) a Mac. Boggling.
     
  14. kolax macrumors G3

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    a) because there's no other laptop that matches the MacBook Pro's performance against the size, weight and thickness of it.

    b) Mac's have been able to run Windows for some time now, gamers who buy a Mac know that :)
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That might be true, but your statement actually doesn't address the superiority and expandability of desktops vs. laptops for gaming.

    If you are only going to run windows on a computer, why would you pay a premium for a Mac? Especially if you're just going to complain about it's [lack of] performance in the gaming area?
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    1. So? Desktops will always be better for gaming. We're not saying the MacBook Pro is the ultimate gaming computer it is the ultimate gaming laptop at the thickness and weight.

    2. Never said people would only run Windows on it... I have Windows 7 installed solely for games. Big deal.. I use OS X as my main OS, and when I want to play a game, I simply reboot into Windows. As does countless others...
     
  17. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Apple's not exactly known for being truthful... look at their touting the PPC over the x86 and talking about "why they'd never use Intel CPUs in their computers," etc.

    Jobs especially, lol.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Apple could just mean the ultimate gaming laptop out of the computer they sell? That's not lying at all; they didn't specify, but everyone assumed it meant out of all laptop computers.
     
  19. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    It was an unconditional statement.
     
  20. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    In the context of Apple laptops, then sure it is. The thing with marketing is, they have no obligation to qualify or back it up in anyway.
     
  21. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Compared to my last 2 generations of Macbook Pros, it is much better. I never had a PC run games as good on my older desktop PCs. In my world of gaming, it is the ultimate gaming laptop. It compares better to my prior Powermac G5 when I had the GeForce 6800 card with the same games. That was my best gaming experience on a Mac or PC.

    Perhaps my ignorance is bliss since I don't have a PC with upgraded graphics to compare.
     
  22. Macmoney macrumors member

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    I hate having to use boot camp,crossover,etc.....just to play the
    "pc games" Apple has a very low number of studios producing good games for
    the platform. Its like all there marbles are in the app/game development for itouch/ipod games.
     
  23. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I would consider it such if I could game for more than 15 seconds without black-screen hard locking my MBP.
     
  24. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Exactly.

    You're right- "we" are not saying this, "you" are. The issue of the MBP being good/bad for gaming is a non-issue as far as im concerned, as desktops will always be better. The point is that serious gamers should not be looking into laptops at all.

    Congratulations? Not sure what this has to do with anything. A serious gamer has no use for OS X. A serious gaming Desktop won't have OS X on it, and if it does (in the form of a Mac Pro) then they've wasted their money. If you'd like to do it yourself, all you have to do is learn some programming and find out how Apple's code works. Nobody's stopping you.
     
  25. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Complete BS. The 9600 is an average card...if that. Yet another attempted RDF statement
     

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