Mac or Microsoft?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eactiver, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Eactiver macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2012
    I am currently looking for a laptop which will be able to handle C++ programming, in the UDK engine, gaming with games such as Starcraft 2(preferably on high graphics), as well as djing.
    So pretty much a versatile computer.
    I've never used a Mac before, and am worried that it will not be able to run the same video games which a Pc would be able to.
    the Macbook I have in mind is a MacBook pro 15", without retina.
  2. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Well considering that machine can run Windows just fine, I don't think you have much to worry about.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Try reading up on Boot Camp.
  4. leman, Dec 10, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

    leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    The MacBook Pro you are talking about offers comparable performance to laptops like Lenovo Y580 or Asus N56VZ-DS71. That said, I would actually prefer the Y580 to the MBP if you are going to use Windows anyway. Its cheaper, and has a better screen at a slightly increased weight. Can't comment on the build quality though. I had some experience with the new Lenovo X1 Carbon and that laptop is amazing (however, its also a completely different category); didn't have the chance to hold Y580 in my hands though.

    Edit: the MBP is significantly thinner though...

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