Could MBP connects to external display for game?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skullz, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. skullz macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Hi all,
    I'm new in this forum and in Mac-world, and even I dont have a MBP, yet. But I'm going to buy a new one, when Blizzard release Diablo3.
    So, my purposes of buying a Mac is for Gaming-Diablo3 and Photoshop. I intent to buy a 15" or 17" MBP, so here is my question:

    I think that 15/17" is still small for gaming, so if I connect my MBP to an external display, such as 22 or 25" LCD display, could the game run smoothly in external display? Or it could only run in MBP's display? Have anyone here try gaming in external display, like LCD or a TV? Does the FPS okey? Could the MBP handles game in this way?

    I've searched in some forums but doesnt found any ideas about this way of playing game on MBP so I thought you pros here can help me about this before buying a new MBP.

    Thanks for reading my questions!
  2. NikFinn macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2009
    Yes it is possible. How smooth it is, is another story. I've personally ran TF2, Portal, and CS:S on my '11 13" MBP outputted to a 1080p 21.5" monitor without any problems. I never bothered to find out the FPS or any of that, as it ran just fine. However, those games are all rather dated. I'm assuming diablo 3 would be slightly more demanding.
  3. skullz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    Thanks NikFinn about your answer:apple:
    So seeing this not-much-replies, I could have thought that everyone here only using Mac for works, not for gaming like me :confused::rolleyes:
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Buying a mac for gaming is kind of like buying a screw driver to hammer in a nail. It'll end up working okay but it's just not the right tool for the job.

    For what it's worth, blizzard usually creates their games with older systems in mind, and your new MBP should be able to play it just fine on an external monitor.
  5. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
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    I will chim in and tell u that a 13inch mbp with its intel 3000 graphics card wont handel WOW at more then 1200x800 on medium settings. Dont skimp out on features if u wanna gameing machine the radeon 6750 is worth it. But if other readers just want a big screen then my mbp(specs in the sig block) looks amazing on a dell 22in fp at 1080x something

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