Video on MB vs. MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Thiol, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    I'm reading a lot about the drawbacks of an integrated video card on gaming in the MacBook. The MacBook Pro is better because of the separate GPU. Does the same logic apply to TV shows and movies? I'm trying to decide what new laptop to purchase, and video viewing is one aspect of the choice. Sometimes TV shows were a little choppy on my first-generation BlackBook...
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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  3. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    i have a macbook hooked up to a 24" 1900X1200 monitor, and play 1080p movies all day long. I even played 2 1080p movie files simultaneously and no lagging what so ever.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    All video decoding on Mac is done by the CPU.
     

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