In Love with the 13" BUT!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ladybug, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Ladybug macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    I'm totally in love with the 13" Mac Book Pro. It represents everything I want in a laptop BUT I need it to play Sims 3 occasionally. I'm no longer a hard core gamer so most of my daily uses consist of the usual activities such as internet browsing, music, movies, youtube, photoshop, corel painter. I only need to play this one game occasionally. Is this possible with the HD 3000 on medium settings?

    The next bump up for me would be a base model 15 inch I suppose, but I'm not happy with the size of it.

    Please help a lady out by advising me. Thanks
     
  2. DudeMartin macrumors regular

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    Well I've never played Sims 3, but I have played Half Life 2, Counter Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2 on my 13" (2011), and the HD 3000 does just fine. It won't run very nicely on all high/maxed settings, but medium/high is just fine (an enjoyable gaming experience, as far as performance).
     
  3. ms.annette macrumors regular

    ms.annette

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    I play Sims 3 on my 13'' 2011 MBP on normal default settings. Works great :)
     
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 601

    bruinsrme

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    The 13 seems to have ample power

    Sims 3 system requirements
    Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
    Intel Core Duo Processor 2011 has i5 or 17
    2 GB RAM 2011 13 mbp comes with 4GB
    ATI X1600 or Nvidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100. 2011 13 mbp shares 384MB
     
  5. Ladybug thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ladybug

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    Thank you all for the replies and the info. This will be my first Macbook Pro so I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully I'll be able to pick one up this weekend.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

    bruinsrme

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    I have the 2011 13 i5 mbp.
    Microcenter, I believe is, running a special.
    2011 13 i5 for $999. (just to clarify its not the white macbook)
    Some microcenters will ship.
     
  7. NZed macrumors 65816

    NZed

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    Of course it will play Half Life 2, Half Life 2 plays great on a netbook with Nvidia Ion 2 gfx at medium to high

    To OP, it will definitely play well.
     

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