Mac Book Pro, Windows and Windows Games

enyfeo

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Sep 28, 2006
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hi all,

Ive been a mac lover for 18months starting on a mac mini moving to the last of the G5 imacs.

I am now thinking of purchasing the 17" Mac Book Pro.

I am interested in the MAC OS X for the work and installing windows for play, I work at sea for considerable periods so this will be a big source of my entertainment.

my question is how does it perform on games, is it comperable to a regular windows laptop of the same configuration, and would you buy it for this purpose or just stick to a windows laptop for gaming. Thanks
 

c-Row

macrumors 65816
Jan 10, 2006
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Hi enyfeo

I got myself a nice shiny MBP some weeks ago, and from my personal experience, all games I tested unter XP (including MMORPGs) worked flawless for me.

Some games might not be able to profit from the widescreen display of the MBP, though, but that's just a matter of having small black columns on each side of the screen.

Performance should be the same as on a 'standard' laptop - remember that Bootcamp (I just guessed you would try the Bootcamp solution for gaming) simply provides a set of device drivers for the Apple hardware.

Cheers!
 

enyfeo

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Sep 28, 2006
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Thats great to know thanks very much, Will probably upgrade after my next Cruise,
Would be nice to have something to do in my off hours rather than play my games from like the 90's.

Cheers