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xtempo

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Jan 2, 2014
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should i get apple care at the same time?
are all models capable of steam games?

also can it work with windows like parallels? I don't really know much about this but i would like to run some applications DVD Profiler
 

Beachguy

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Nov 23, 2011
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You do not have to get AppleCare at the same time. I believe you have up to a year if you are the original owner.

I don't play games, so no idea about Steam games.

You can run Windows by using Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or by using Boot Camp. Windows likes Macs. :)
 

Algus

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Jun 8, 2014
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Steam runs fan. Specs on the machine are a little low for more complex AAA games but can run older stuff and indie stuff no sweat. Oughta be able to handle Source Engine just fine. Opt for 8 GB RAM if you see yourself doing a lot of games...and maybe larger SSD.

It can run Parallels but depending on what you are going to do, it might be better to Bootcamp. The ULV CPU in the MBA is not incapable but there is a limit to what it can do.
 

xtempo

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thanks for help. :)

on Steam I mainly want to play the older stuff. I can play newer on my htpc.
 

cbautis2

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Aug 17, 2013
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thanks for help. :)

on Steam I mainly want to play the older stuff. I can play newer on my htpc.

HD 5000 should be sufficient for old stuff. No need for i7 model as its barely faster than i5 and the i5 should be more than enough for the job. Get 8 GB of RAM to avoid RAM shortage when too many apps are running.
 
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