Macbook Pro 13" Battlefield 4?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PLuke-gb, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. PLuke-gb macrumors newbie

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    I think I am going to purchase a Mac Pro 13 this weekend, but my budget is already stretched!

    I would like to play a game on the laptop but it's the the sole purpose, will Battlefield 4 play ok?

    I have been told I would need boot camp, but I am worried that the 128GB SSD wouldn't be big enough? To load Bootcamp and the game, with some pictures added.

    Luke
     
  2. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

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    Battlefield 4 is available on Windows, that's why you need Bootcamp. The game requires 24GB of free space and higher specs. I am afraid you will not be able to play it. You can buy a way more powerful notebook and save a lot of money, if you plan to play on it. MacBooks are not for gaming.
     
  3. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you would need to make a separate partition for Windows via Bootcamp. The OS would need something like 20 gigs, then Battlefield itself (30 gigs), a little reserve and you'll find it very (VERY) hard to fit anything else on the MacBook. Maybe I misunderstood, but if gaming is the sole purpose, stay clear of the MacBook. If it's not the sole purpose, stay clear of the 128 GB model. It's just too small to fit your everyday needs and + a Win installation + some games. (Believe me, I have one. I wouldn't even try.)
     
  4. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    In my experience, if you want to play games, just build an inexpensive PC. Yes, the MBP can play games, but if you want respectable frame rates (30+fps), you'll be limited to medium settings, lots of fan noise and high heat output. Likely much worse for this particular game.

    If you decide to do boot camp, definitely get a bigger SSD. Between the two operating systems, you'll have precious little space left, and the SSD isn't user upgradeable.
     
  5. PLuke-gb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Maybe a 256GB is better for my needs then, I won't be storing music on there, mostly pictures but not mass amounts.

    I would like to play BF4 on there from time to time. The Pro 15 seems much more capable but then the price reflects this and that's just not even an option as the price is massive!

    I like the look and feel of the MBP and the screen compared to other laptops, I have seen people pointing me towards a gaming laptop too?

    Luke
     

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