rMPB return, how about Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by puke, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. puke macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2007

    I've mostly been lurking in the MBP-section, but i'm on the verge of returning my rMBP.

    I ordered an rMBP 2.3ghz/16gb/256gb+thunderbolt display+wireless keyboard+trackpad and when I got it there was a few problems with the rMBP, so I returned it and got a new one (within a week) wich I was happy with. I'm now finding myself in a jam, where the bluetooth in the new one it like shutting off whenever it wants too and quite a few of the holes in the rMBP for the speakers arent drilled properly.

    I'm thinking of returning every single piece and go for an Air instead. (The return-due-date for the screen and **** has passed, but if i'm getting 2 fail-computers with retina, I believe i might get them to take it all back since I bought it all to work Together).

    I'm thinking 13" Air and maybe a stationary later when the new iMac gets released or something. (I'm just surfing the web and plays some d3 and wow whenever i have the time, usually i don't).

    Would that work?

  2. luqtotheman macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    The air will definitely work but there will be a drop off when playing d3 and wow coming from the rMBP.
  3. falterego macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2008
    Southern California
    IMO the Air doesn't have the graphics power to run games like WoW and D3 in their intended configurations. My bro plays WoW on his 2011 Air and it constantly is peaking the fan speed to keep the system cool. Makes for a bit of a laggy game experience unless you minimize the display options.

    I personally want to get an iMac for gaming, but the idea of an SSD upgrade is troublesome to me, whether it's done by Apple or me after the fact. I can't see myself going back to a regular HDD and missing the performance. That, and I would hear it very loudly from the wife if I suddenly came home with a new $2,000 computer.

    As a result, I'm still gaming on my trusted 2010 13" pro. The small screen is balanced by the fact that I can easily carry it to a friend's house for gaming there.

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