Dear APPLE, please make a MBP for gaming.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gcans, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. gcans, Apr 25, 2011
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    Please make a Macbook Pro entirely for HIGH-QUALITY GAMING.


    What would you guys in the forums want in a MBP MADE ENTIRELY FOR GAMING??
     
  2. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Small market for that no? I mean of course games are HUGE. But consoles I mean. Until the drivers for Macs get better, it's not going to happen.
     
  3. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

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    Top of the line mobile video cards and a better heat dissipation system.

    R
     
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  5. gcans thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya, but i'm talking about a MBP for gaming, not about the games for it.Thanks for the advice though.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would you want any Apple machine for high-end gaming? What a joke. Get a console or build a gaming PC.
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If I want a gaming rig, I'll build myself a PC for half as much, maybe even hackintosh it. Seems like a better solution, as the market is very small.
     
  8. Harker macrumors newbie

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    How bad is a top of the range MBP for gaming anyway? Is it so unsuitable as it is?

    I play (new) games on my year-old low-end MBP without issues, but I'm not fussy over graphics.
     
  9. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    well, it's an understandable wish - not going to happen, probably, but still understandable
     
  10. gcans thread starter macrumors member

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    Well why wouldn't you?
     
  11. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Fewer games with weaker performance and support, even for the same hardware.
     
  12. gcans thread starter macrumors member

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    What about boot camp or vmware, dont they run windows(which means you can play pc games on a mac)
     
  13. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Dear APPLE: Please, for the love of the Mac, never, ever, ever make a MBP for gaming.

    1) Not enough market for this product
    2) All Gaming Laptops are ugly due to the cooling requirements. The MacBook Pro is far too sleek to fit an ugly load of gaming junk in it
    3) Nobody will buy it just to run windows on it. Its a Mac, thus its meant for OS X. Not just as a standard PC. If you want one for that go ahead, but Apple should never devalue its OS by offering a machine meant to run Windows.
     
  14. gcans thread starter macrumors member

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    You've got a good point.
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I game on MBP. Usually in top 3 out of 24 players TF2 game.
     
  16. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

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    I think everything is correct except for #1... plus, I would say that as Mac's become more popular, gaming will become more important.

    This started happening when Apple finally released the more powerful CPUs and GPUs.

    R
     
  17. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Dear Customer,

    Forget about it. Not gonna happen, ever.
     
  18. superericla macrumors 6502

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    Instead of making a MacBook Pro for gaming I suggest that Apple simply updates their graphics drivers. That's all that's really needed.
     
  19. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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    Apple does have gaming machines:

    iPad

    iPod Touch

    iPhone

    At least that was my take away from the commercials.
     
  20. daneoni, Apr 25, 2011
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    Buy a console...far more cost effective. I never understood the love for PC gaming...i mean i get it but i just think...why? You're gonna be stuck in an endless upgrade cycle and you'll never REALLY be able to play all games unconditionally unless you remain agile in that cycle which is expensive and then there's being held to ransom by drivers/OS support etc

    Finally notebooks/portable computers are arguably the worst candidates for gaming, combining the two concepts is borderline illogical. Most decent gaming laptops are in actuality workstations/desktop replacements...so why not just get the desktop and be done with it.
     
  21. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Most of those games lack depth

    Anyways, the current MBPs game extremely well
    Just don't try to run everything on max
     
  22. upbraid macrumors member

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    get alienware if you want portable gaming. good luck with crappy hinges and non-existent support though lol
     
  23. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Dear Windows, please make a laptop worth buying
     
  24. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    I run Dragon Age II on my Mac with all settings on high and AA x4 and it plays beautifully. I play GTA SA on bootcamp and that, too, plays very well on all high settings although redwoods seem to make it lag briefly, which is odd...

    but hey ho, it's still a great gaming machine
     
  25. Criticalmass macrumors member

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    Get a console like the Xbox 360. About the only type of game it isn't good for is RPG/Strategy, and for that there are PCs.
     

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