Brand New Mac User. What should I buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Brand New, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Brand New macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I apologize for my new thread first
    But I bouth my sister a Mac Air 11"3 yesterday, cous she loves the design.

    I am a pro Microsoft User, and I suddenly fall in love with the design too, but I love advanced computers so I do not know if Mac Air 13" is enought for a guy like me. My last computer was AilenWare M15X and as you know that monster is a big ass machine that can do whatever I want.

    So pleas help me! I am gonna play Diablo III when it comes out, but nothing else.

    Thanks for the help already and sorry for my english.

    Serhat Simsek*
     
  2. matthewprince macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    If your looking for a laptop then id go Macbook Pro and upgrade the graphicvs card in the shopping cart.

    If desktop then either the 27" i5 iMac , which i have , or the mac pro.

    I find the i5 iMac that i have to be perfectly good at playing most games.

    Matt
     
  3. Brand New thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Asking the question in a diffrent way!

    Can I play Diablo 3 or WoW on a Mac Air 13" ?
    I can add 4memo to it if it helps.
     
  4. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    Don't buy the air. Get the mbp.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you really want to go for gaming, I'd at least get the base 15" as that's the least expensive model that has a discrete graphics card in it, and runs games considerably better. But honestly, if you're buying it for gaming, I wouldn't waste your money on a Mac. They're a lot more expensive and don't play games as well as windows machines.
     
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Whilst the MBA is a respectable machine it would be a big drop from an Alienware!

    You should consider the 13'' MBP, it is still reasonably light. If you can get to the 15'' there is a good processor jump from the 13'', and a moderate graphics increase.

    Gaming on Macs does seem to be improving, but they still are not great. The GeForce 320M/330M can handle itself well, but don't expect miracles.
     
  8. Brand New thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answers!

    I thank you all fro the response and answers!

    I am going to a mac shop tommorow. I will test'em! but since my sister got a mac air 11"3 with out a batteri out plug, what is she gonna do after 3 years? (Battrilife is about 3 years):apple:
     
  9. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Apple doesn't have a machine that can compete with the computing and graphics power of an Alienware system. Alienware builds high-end gaming machines, Apple builds high-priced designer machines. You just cannot compare the two - they serve entirely different markets and target audiences.

    From what you are saying, I doubt that you will be happy with a Mac unless you put Windows on it, and even then it won't satisfy your gaming needs nearly as well as the Alienware machine does.
     

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