The MacBook is a machine too!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GMacDaddyTPO, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. GMacDaddyTPO macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    Alright so, after browsing these forums fairly secretly for a few months now, learning my way into the Apple world, I've noticed one thing on here that is especially prominent.

    The MacBook is regarded as a bit of a toy.

    Pretty much every thread where someone asks what to buy, and suggests a MacBook, they are steered away. It's crazy!

    I've owned my Black 2.16GHz Intel C2D, 2GB RAM, for about 3 weeks now, and I can tell you, this bad boy can hold his own against my friends MacBook Pros, Alienwares, and custom gaming laptops. I took it to a LAN party, and while the settings weren't at max, I was playing Company of Heroes with 6 other players with no lag.

    Just because it doesn't have dedicated graphics, or a fancy-shmancy light up keyboard doesn't mean this bad boy can't pack a punch.


    A proud MacBook owner.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Mate, I couldn't agree with you more. I swear some of the people 'round here must actually be made of money. They seem to upgrade every update to the latest and greatest Mac each time.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    thats nice man :) good to hear that your proud of your computer. i agree with you that the MB's arent a toy. they are far from it!! your MB is actually faster than my MBP. (which sucks lol) the only difference nowadays is the graphics card, the LED screen and bigger screen... thats really it between the two.
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'm sure being on a LAN didn't help at all.

    I've played CoH on a GeForce 6200 and that was painful. I don't want to experience the GMA950. The game runs on anything at Low settings though which still amazes me.
  5. maclover007 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    YAY for MacBooks. I luv my macbook black 2.16 200gb 2gb!!!!
  6. CrAzYoNe macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Here comes the Mackbook Pro for a counter-attack.

    Pew Pew Lazur Bheemzes.

    Sleek, sexy, POWafull. Pro ftw.
  7. GusR9 macrumors member


    Apr 20, 2007
    I love my one week old macbook!! But right I'm a little frustrated because I'm suffering kernel panics related to AirPort..
  8. hopejr macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2005
    New South Wales, Australia
    Mine is great! Couldn't have asked for a better machine.
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    More like they are in debt up to their eyeballs.
  10. CrAzYoNe macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    You should be able to get 50-80% on eBay for a Macbook. I don't see whats wrong with upgrading to have the best. I just don't do it very often, well Once a year isn't often I don't think.
  11. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    im a big fan of my macbook, as long as you have 2gigs or more of ram, you can do quite well in all but 3d games
  12. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Not me :p I just had to many broken / DOA machines they kept throwing me upgraded MacBook Pros every replacement :) But I would like to save money and get an iMac :)
  13. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I liked my old MB a lot, but to tell the truth, I really needed something dedicated in the VRAM and GPU area for my 3D design and amateur animation. If the MB had a dedicated graphics deal in it, I would have kept it, but now that I've gone Pro, I must say that I can't go back... ever. I love both, though my Pro more, but I can still see my old baby whenever I want. If I hadn't sold it to my dad I prolly would have thrown a SSD in it and acted like it was ulra-portable... oh well. I'm not opposed to the MB, really I'm not, it's just that the Pro is on a different level. I always get , for lack of a better phrase, made fun of for my Macs at school, they though the MB could barely power it's screen with the GMA 950... I insisted that it was very capable. Boy did they eat that when they saw my end of the year movie :D. Was that too long?
  14. byakuya macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2007
    I totally agree.
    I also own a Macbook (white, 2GHz, c2d, nov 2006) and have to say: this is a little hell machine. It's so powerful it puts away some of the cheap desktop pcs. If you're not a hardcore gamer who plays the newest games all day long this machine is just the best. And even if you are the occasional gamer the good old classics (WC III Frozenthrone, UT2004, Quake3 Arena, etc.) run very well using Boot Camp

  15. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    While I'm a MacBook Pro owner myself, I agree the MacBook is an excellent computer. I especially adore its magnetic latch and user-replaceable hard drive. Those are two features the Pro currently lacks.

    In any case, I have a few friends who own MacBooks and simply love 'em. That's all that really matters.
  16. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Yep, add my voice to the chorus. I have a MBP17 right now and had a PB15 earlier. But in between those two I had a MB for about a year and they are AWESOME machines. I like the new form factor over the iBooks and the mag latch is a dream. Plus the awesome airport reception compared to the MBPs.

    They are great machines.
  17. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    I have one of the original CD macbooks and it's still going strong 12 months down the road, it can handle anything I can throw at it apart from games obviously. I only have 1gig of Ram in it and it's more than enough. I get pretty much the same performance out of it that I do with my Vista desktop which has 2 gig of RAM and a C2D processor with dedicated graphics.
  18. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    I love my MacBook too, it's a fantastic machine. Very very rugged, very fast and beautifully built/designed.

    Having also owned a MacBook Pro (the MacBook is actually my dad's), there's a good reason to steer away from the MacBook if you're using it as a main machine. The MacBook Pro gives you an idea of what a laptop can really be like to use at length...

    Still, that doesn't mean the MacBook is a toy. It's an incredibly good laptop, one of the best on the market IMO.
  19. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Love my MacBook. The only thing I miss, really, is discrete graphics.

    But that's what the upcoming iMac's for, right?
  20. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I have a MacBook for my design/photography work and it's stood up just fine so far, so I'd have to agree. It took some self control not to listen to the "buy the MBP"ers out there when I was debating, but I'm glad I chose what I did. I think that there is a huge tendency on this site to steer people toward more computer than they need.
  21. -::ubermann::- macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    in activities not related with graphics MacBooks arent very different from MacBook Pros in performance
  22. JACKN macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2007
    My parents are considering my new MBP is my most expensive "TOY". What I really want to say is toy is a toy, Computer is a Computer.

    By the way I found dogy graphic cards are hard to take. I'm a final year Mechanical Engineering student. Taken me two days to do the program on Matlab for 3D heat transfer simulation graphs. It's already pretty pissed me off. On Uni computers with onboard graphis; it told 2 mins to do one graph and another 2 to place in world. the PC felt like freezed during the time. I had to do like ten graphs. Luckily I just made the assignment deadline. That's one of my bad memories on dogy computers. I wouldn't like to try that again!!! Not to mention no probo 3D Cards = can't play games proberly :mad:
  23. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Amen. That's the thing about credit; you've got to pay it back eventually. Much better to go with what you can afford, instead of continually succumbing to upgrade fever.

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