Laptop for Engineering Student + Gamer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macgeek77, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

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    I will be going into engineering (most liklely electrical and computer). I also play games on my macs. I am having a hard time choosing between three apple notebooks: the black Macbook
    the 2.16 GHz MBP 15"
    the 2.33 GHz MBP 15".

    Thanks.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Get the 2.16 MBP. You won't feel the CPU bump so much, and the extra money could go to RAM.
     
  3. moonzilla macrumors regular

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    while i think the blackbook is the prettiest of the three, if you're even an occassional gamer, you should forget about the macbook line. an integrated video card just wont cut it for 3D gaming.

    i actually was a lot like you when i was shopping for a laptop. an industrial engineering student who also gamed here and there. i ended up going with the C2D 15" MBP 2.33ghz. Although you probably wont see much of a performance difference processor-wise, 2gb of RAM is the sweet spot these days, and the extra video ram was a positive point as well. therefore, id suggest the higher end 15".
     

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