Mac Book Pro, Windows and Windows Games

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by enyfeo, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. enyfeo macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2006
    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
  2. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    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.

  3. enyfeo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2006
    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.

  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not that Rome Total War is an official benchmark or anything, but I ran it on my 2.0 GHz Macbook Pro with the unit size set on "Huge" and it ran great.

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