Can the 13" i5 handle gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac Noobling, May 31, 2011.

  1. Mac Noobling macrumors newbie

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    So sorry I'm new around this sight and this question may have already been asked, but can the mac book pro 13-inch: 2.3 GHz i5 the (baseline model) Handle games like civilization and star craft 2 (and work online with out lagging a ton) with out upgrades. My parents are thinking of buying me one for school and of coarse they think the cheepest moddle will fit all my needs just fine. :(
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you're looking to game, I'd consider PC instead. The i5 can run those games, just not at higher settings.
     
  3. Mac Noobling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not looking of solely a gaming computer. I was just hoping that it would be able to handle a few games periodicly. Im not worried about the highest settings I was just hoping it would work.
     
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    In that case, you'll be fine with the 13" i5.
     
  5. Mac Noobling thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help!!
     
  6. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    StarCraft II can be played at medium settings without any lags/hiccups.
     

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