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Would WoW run fine on the Macbook Pro?

granderohogranderoho Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
http://cgi.ebay.com/Macbook-Pro-15-Leopard-2Gig-ram-and-warranty_W0QQitemZ190190211210QQihZ009QQcategoryZ140065QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I apprieciate the feedback, Im not a very big tech guy. I always want to get started on WoW since I stopped, and Im getting a Macbook Pro for college.

Also Mac WoW users...How does this game run on Macs?

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    Golf153Golf153 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No worries mate. I play WoW on a MacBook. Runs smooth from my point of view. Just get use to the idea of no number pad.

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    granderohogranderoho Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I could careless for a number pad...I think its all the damn commercials that are leading me to getting a Mac and WoW. Mr T is swaying my opinion, and those Macvs.PC commercials really have swayed my opinion, awesome marketing campaigns by both Mac and Blizzard.

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    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Yeah it runs fine on a MBP....

    However, it runs EVEN BETTER if you boot the MBP into XP and play from there :(

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Macbook pro has a graphics card

    regular macbook (which I use for wow) has integrated graphics, thus no card, thus making it worse for playing video games. That said my macbook runs WoW acceptably, so a pro will be fine.

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'll be starting college in a few months and have been hoping to get a high-end laptop that can play games as well. I've heard great things about Leopard and am really stoked to use it. Will a MacBook Pro (with Vista) be able to play games like The Orange Box, BioShock, CoD4 etc well enough or should I go for one of Dell's XPS laptops?

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    In general I would stay away from laptops for high end gaming. The "high performance" laptops are all huge and overpriced (in my opinion) for the components you get, aren't really upgradeable, and often suffer from heat issues. Can't speak to Macs specifically, but that's been my experience with PC laptops.

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    GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Dyscord wrote: »
    In general I would stay away from laptops for high end gaming. The "high performance" laptops are all huge and overpriced (in my opinion) for the components you get, aren't really upgradeable, and often suffer from heat issues. Can't speak to Macs specifically, but that's been my experience with PC laptops.

    While this is all true, I've enjoyed my XPS laptop... it's ~3 years old by now, and it's been nice to be able to run Oblivion/Portal/WoW/Civ4 at good resolution on a laptop (and while it's not really portable portable, it's easy enough to stick in a backpack and bring to lab to work with)

    Having said that, desktop prices have fallen a lot faster than laptop prices have, so they're a much better option if you don't really need the portability

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    GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I own a Macbook Pro, WoW runs great on it. (native OS X program)

    That MB Pro you link to looks to be a 1st gen MB Pro because of the processor speed, so it probably has either a 128MB or 256MB X1600 ATI graphics chipset.

    My Macbook Pro is one of the newer revs with a 256MB 8600M GT. (nvidia)

    I have a Windows XP bootcamp partition specifically for windows games, i've run Oblivion, Crysis, Bioshock, orange box (Portal) and they all run fantastic. You may have to lower the graphics settings slightly.

    I would send the seller a question like:

    * What is the graphics chipset (probably the X1600) and how much graphics memory does it have (128MB or 256MB)

    EDIT: If you want to run windows games, do NOT get Vista. You're getting zero advantage over xp, if anything it's crippling things slightly. The X1600 is a DX9 chip so you won't see any advantages graphics wise and Vista will eat up more processor time and memory. Meaning any games you have won't run as well under Vista as they would under XP.

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    AphostileAphostile San Francisco, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I actually have no problem running WoW on my Macbook Pro.

    I run Eve and things in Bootcamp, and they run just fine too.

    If you want to game, you buy a desktop, and you do it now. Laptops are not made for gaming, unless you have no other option.

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