black macbook versus my current pc

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mcewen98, May 20, 2007.

  1. mcewen98 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I recently realized that macrumors had a forum, and I have a question. I've pretty much decided that a black macbook fits what I need. I know all about the macbook and the issues people have with the GMA950 video card versus the macbook pro. I was wondering how it would compare to my aging PC, which is an 2gz AMD 2800+, 1gb ram, and an ATI 9600pro 128mb video card. Games (mostly HL2 and CSS) can be a little slow, but overall it's fine for the limited amount of time that I actually play games. Applications such as Adobe Lightroom are can be noticeably slow.

    Can I expect better, worse, or equal performance from a macbook? Oh, and part of the time I will probably be using a 1680x1050 20" LCD. When I do this I'll probably turn off the main laptop display.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

    Dynamyk

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    Toronto
    #2
    Games like HL2 are going to be horrible under normal settings. Other tasks should be fine. Macbooks are SIMPLE gaming machines, that's it.
     
  3. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    Do not buy the Macbook if u are expecting to game on it. It is pointless. even the MBP is not an amazing gaming machine.
     

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