Best Mac for School and Gaming?

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  1. fcp4life macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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...
     
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  5. waiwai macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    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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