Best Mac for School and Gaming?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fcp4life, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. fcp4life macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
    Currently i have a Dell and windows fails on it sometimes for no reason , and i want to get a mac, i need some ideas of what kind of Mac's are good for School and gaming?
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Depends on what you want to do. Gaming isn't one of Apple's great traits but again it depends on what games.
  3. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    What Macs are good for gaming? Sounds like an oxymoron at times.

    I think you would be using Bootcamp and Windows anyway - go for a Mac with a dedicated graphics card and plenty of VRAM which rules out the Macbooks...
  4. fcp4life thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
  5. waiwai macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    an imac with a 4850 gpu should be fine... but if u want the total gaming experience on a mac.... u'd be looking at a mac pro with 4870...
  6. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    If you want a laptop, you'll need the Macbook Pro with NVIDIA 9600M.

    If you want an iMac, the GT 130 is passable, but I'd definitely recommend the ATI card.

    If you want a Mac Pro, get the ATI card.
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    WhiteBook 9400M G and get a gaming desktop for $600.
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    I was a bit lazy to read the other comments, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating what someone has said already.
    It all depends on what you need portability wise.
    If you want the best of both worlds, get the 15" 2.4 or 2.66 MBP, as 15" is probably the maximum size you want to take for school, and the gaming performance is pretty awesome for such a laptop.
    If you don't need the portability, an iMac would probably be best, as if I'm not mistaken, they are cheaper.
    Now if you don't need the best performance out of your games, the alu 2.4 MacBook might be enough and much more portable than a Pro.
  11. MatLane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    England, United Kingdom
    Hey there dude.

    First off i'll give you my thoughts

    If you are going for a laptop i would say anything past the Unibody macbook would be fine....Macbook pro if you want that larger screen and 2 graphic cards for better performance

    If you want a Desktop... any of the iMacs would be fine. I would recommend 4GB

    Cheers, hope this helps

    Skype me if you need any advice

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