Request from 2010/2011 13" owners. (Regarding LoL)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by orfeas0, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. orfeas0, Sep 28, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

    orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Hello. I'm looking to buy a MBA.
    Although I want it mainly for portability, I want it to be able to run LoL.
    My friend just got a 13" 2011 MBA and tells me not only it runs at 15 fps with medium settings, but also just being in boot camp will shut it down because of the heat.

    So, I kindly request from someone with the 13" i5 2011 mba to install boot camp (and tell me which windows version you use), and run League of Legends (available only for windows). Put shadows on "no shadows" and other settings to minimum and low, and tell me your framerate.

    Also, a simple question: Can your MBA 13" i5 run boot camp or does it overheat and shut down?

    Also, try the above things on a 2010 13" (list your model) if possible, because if the 2011 model can't run it, I'll look for a 2010 one.

    Thank you very much for your time. If you can't run the above tests, please don't answer with "I suppose, or I guess it can run". I want to be sure (doesn't mean I'll take your word as a guarantee, but it will give me some insight).

    Thanks again.

    Ignore the italic comment below if you're not a troll.
    PS: Before someone bashes me for a reason like "it won't overheat just in boot camp", don't say it without proof. Because I had a 15" 2009 MBP (9400+9600gt gpus) and it actually couldn't run boot camp for more than 15-20 minutes, it would shut down because of the heat.
  2. iNeedToDoHw macrumors regular

    May 23, 2011
    i play lol on default setting and get 30fps. it plays fine!!
    i'm on windows professional 64bit

    I have the i5 macbook air 13
  3. orfeas0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    I guess you mean the 2011.
    Thank you man I love you. No overheats? Also, what's your room temperature while playing LoL and not shutting down?
  4. orfeas0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    I still need to know 1 thing: your room temperature. Because if you're in Alaska, it's logical that it will never overheat. But here in Greece we have up to 35C, and all laptops get extra hot...
  5. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Get the 2010 version. LoL runs fine on that without much heat.
  6. orfeas0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Thank you very much. Although if the 2011 can run it, I'd prefer that one for the CPU. I guess it's too much to ask from people I don't know to test that out ;).
  7. macfrik macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2009
    I have a MacBook Air 2010 with 2.13Ghz and 4GB RAM 13".

    I don't play LoL but I play HoN here in the US. Everything runs very very smoothly. Settings on medium and high and somewhere in between.

    hope that helps
  8. lxeran macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011

    i dont play lol, but HoN seems to be much heavier...
    I got the mac 2010 13" 2gb ram,
    and it works smoothly on osx and windows.. even when hooking up to 1920x1080 display..
    1440x900 works with highest details and antialiasing...

    love this comp.
  9. Brandon0448, Sep 30, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011

    Brandon0448 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2011
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Its not like us in Alaska are sitting outside midwinter in the -40 degree weather gaming away lol. Sure that would make for a cool running laptop but it is quite uncomfortable.

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