Macbook Pro Questions!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by helpineedhelp, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. helpineedhelp macrumors newbie

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  2. smithmax13 macrumors member

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    If you're going to be gaming at home, spend the $200 on monitor to plug your MBP into for gaming.
     
  3. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    If thats the 13 inch then no, those games wont perform very well at all.


    They will be playable, but i like to play my games at decent settings so i wouldn't use a MBP for them, not even the higher up ones with discrete graphics.
     
  4. Morrile macrumors member

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    I understand that for games a PC does better. The :apple: Mac was designed for real computing, graphics, photography and such like.
     
  5. hackum macrumors regular

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    But it will run the real Fallout and Fallout 2 which are actually worth playing.
     
  6. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    You would be better off getitng the base model 13", upgrading the RAM and saving for a cheap desktop PC and monitor for games.
     
  7. wilycoder macrumors 6502

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    Fanboy alert. :rolleyes:
     
  8. helpineedhelp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So are you saying that if the screen is smaller the games would be slower? :confused:
     
  9. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    no, they say it because some of the 15" models have hybrid graphic cards which work better, check the specs, it's the NVidia 9400 + 9600
     
  10. helpineedhelp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i mean like the low end 15" and the high end 13" would the 15 perform better?
    cause im probably choosing out of them
     
  11. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    No, because the low-end 15" only comes with the 9400. You need to move up to the 2.66GHz model or better to get the dedicated graphics card.

    Between the 13" 2.53GHz and 15" 2.53GHz, there's probably no difference (if any, I'd say the 15" would be slightly slower at gaming because it has to drive a higher resolution).
     
  12. helpineedhelp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ooh i was just making sure and by the way do you reckon the macbook pro 2.53ghz 13" could run fallout 3?
     
  13. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    As a hardcore mac gamer (particularly RPG's and MMO's) I would have to say no, the 13 inch will not run those games well. The graphics card that comes with them just cannot handle the weight.

    My 15 in runs Fallout 3 and Dragon Age on higher settings and I only experience very minimal lag. So I would say yes, spend the 200. You wont regret it, this thing is a beast : )
     
  14. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    IF your funds are low better keep your 13" Choice because between the high end 13" is 500$ cheaper than the 2.66 15" for that money you can get an xbox or build a gaming PC
     
  15. helpineedhelp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which model MBP you got?
    and i already have an xbox just wanna play games on a computer.
     
  16. souljacker macrumors newbie

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    Question about my RAM usage

    I have 4gb of ram and my macbook pro is only using 2gb of it. how can i have my computer use the max amount?
     

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