Macbook graphics question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JTag, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. JTag macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy a Macbook for school use and the only thing I am concerned about is its graphics card. I will be using it for word documents, the internet, and watching DVDs. I don't plan on playing many games or a lot of photo editing. Later, I may decide to run Windows Vista on it.

    How good/bad is the graphics card on a Macbook and can it handle Windows Vista? Also, do you think that refurbished machines are very reliable?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    I'd get a refurbished MacBook Pro for any sort of gaming.
     
  3. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

    Silver-Fox

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    in a word "s**t"
    but i brought one for college for my work etc and it does me fine but as said above any type of gaming and if you want to use vista to it's full you will need a better graphics ccard
     
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    If you aren't worried about 3D game performance, the MacBook is fine.

    If you are worried about 3D game performance get a MacBook Pro - any MacBook Pro.
     
  5. Magnus Reftel macrumors member

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    Intel lists the following games as playable on the graphics card of the MB under Windows XP:
    http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel945g/sb/CS-020666.htm

    Technically, it is supposed to handla Vista with all the frills when running on the built-in display (IIRC, the display has few enough pixels to compensate for the low amount of graphics memory on the card).
     

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