teh 1337 haxxor wrote:
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i do believe that the macbooks come with 9400m graphics. Shitty at best. Also, how do you plan to run games on a mac? You gonna install vista on it?
Take that money you were planning on spening on a macbook, and go to newegg and pick yourself out a nice laptop. Look at Asus and MSI for good quality and reasonable cheap. Acer has cheap laptops, but not the greatest quality. Lenovo has high quality, but you'll pay for it.i even did a search for you on newegg here...
Most of these will pwn a stupid mac
You'll need to install windows for sure to be able to play games.
Honestly, skip the mac. Especially if you wanna game. Spend the same amount on a PC and you will be much better off (Getting 2-3 times the machine).
Don't take these post as a PC vs. MAC competition either, the plain and simply fact is that if your buying a Mac, your paying for the name and the use of their little store... they are not the best machines, and certainly not good for gaming by any means. Bottom line is if you want a more powerful machine and want to spend less money, the ONLY way to go is a PC. Also most laptops have integrated video cards on the motherboard, which isn't THAT good for gaming... unless you really need the mobility I would suggest buying a desktop, but if you need a laptop then check out the Dell XPS's, and similiar brands, these will blow Mac out of the water.
kay thanks all you that replied
one key reason i left out in my top post why i was even considering the mac was because im already in the midst of developing games for the iphone, and i heard that you require
some kind of a mac to be 'legally' publishing it or something along that lines. also mac has a promotion to get a free itouch, which sounded perfect for my needs as a developer (free testbed!)
but now after reading the replies.. im stuck and hence my need for help starting this thread.
also yes, i will be installing windows onto the macbook. picking the mac also grants me access to Final Cut Pro which is a necessity for a class i'll be taking soon in school.
again, i only posted this thread to see if anyone could suggest other alternatives if i decided to ditch the macbook option..looking to hear more options..thanks all for helping.