I don't have Win7 installed in a separate partition, and in Paralles I can barely play anything. I do have a desktop PC with a 2.8Ghz Quad and a 500$ Nvidia card that plays mostly anything, but that's not very portable, you can imagine.
So, I plan spending like a couple hours per week gaming, I do not play much and I think it sucks booting into Windows for 20 minutes gaming just to boot back into Mac OSX .... Besides, I hope I don't have to explain myself too much why I stay in OSX .. hopefully not on this forum..
I am mostly looking for action games or cars/simulations. Maybe some strategy games (tried Age of Empires III and it sucks, graphics are like 640x480 with bunch of errors, and the update didn't see the original game installed (demo)).
I'm considering a Macbook Pro 15" or 17" for University. I'm studying Computer Games Design for 3 years, this includes Graphic Intensive work on Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max and Importing models into Unreal Engine for level creation etc.
Do you think a Macbook Pro would be suitable for these tasks? Otherwise I'm going straight with a PC Laptop, as well over the majority of games are made on PC platforms. I was just interested in the MBP for the Battery life, OS X and all the little quality features it has.
Also would just like to know, how is the battery life on the MBP whilst running in Windows 7?
I am thinking of buying one of the new macbook pro's when they come out soon, hopefully. But, I have one questions. I play WoW and COD4 on my windows desktop. When I switch to mac, can I download the mac version of these games for free and play? Or do I have to buy the mac retail versions?
Thinking about getting the 14z and I know the 9400m isn't the best graphics card, but I noticed the memory is 1000mhz+ on the 14z which leads me to believe the 14z probably can handle games quite well since the 9400 uses that memory.
Can it handle Left 4 Dead or World in Conflict on medium well? Any users with experience or could tell me the frames per second they are getting would be awesome.
I really don't want to move up to the 15inch model and get the ATI 4570 which will suck up battery life and is bulkier.
I am buying a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Intel core 2 P8700 processor rated at 2.53GHZ with 3MB of L2 cache, 4GB DDR2 800MHZ ram, 500GB hard drive rated at 5200RPM, ATI 4330 Radeon HD video card with 256MB of VRAM, and Sound blaster software enabled AUDIO Card.
Also, there are some other stuff like Bluetooth and bluray drive etc etc. It all comes with WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM WITH 64BIT. It has intel GM45 chipset which supports 1066 FSB and it also supports ddr 2 and ddr3....can i upgrade to ddr3 late on since intel states that it supports both? http://www.intel.com/products/notebo...5-overview.htm
Now the question, i m NOT going to play any GAMES on this laptop but i would watch alot of 1080P movies or u could say i would watch bluray movies. Is this laptop going to be sufficient enough to handle all high resolution videos? including YouTube's 1080P videos?....
AGAIN, i m not playing any GAMES on it....should i get this laptop or should i get studio 1558? since i m not playing any games, do u think i m jus gonna waste more money on studio
I have the p9xxx (don't remember exact), 4gb, 256ssd and 256 Quadro card and even playing 1 miniclip game, it lags like NUTS. Also, if I open like 4 or 5 youtube videos in browser tabs, it goes SLOW AS HECK! I have upgraded all drivers and even gotten a driver from NVidia's site. I know this isn't a gaming machine, but come on.
I've got a quick question about Lord of the Rings Online on the 1645 (46701gb) if anyone else knows much about that. In most games, such as Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age, etc, when I'm playing at 720p,
the game scales up to fill the entire screen, and LOTRO *used* to do that, but it seems like after installing the 10.3 Preview ATI drivers, it refuses to do so anymore, even after uninstalling CCC/The ATI Drivers and reinstalling 10.2 or the latest driver released by Dell.
(Though come to think of it, I never did run Driversweeper..) Has anyone ever ran into these sorts of issues with games on the 1645? Cheers!
Why is it when I play Freedom fighters on my M1710 that it seems to play it at 3x the speed? Its like a video in fast forward. I remember Splinter Cell used to do this on my old 8600, why the hell do games do this and what can I do to fix it?
I know this laptop was not designed for games and that's not it's primary purpose for me. However, I just wanted to see if we could have a list of the games that are confirmed to work on the Acer 1410.
I'll start. I tried Civilization 4. Works perfectly.
welcome to the new thread tat deals with the games that can be run on the dell studio 15 with the ati radeon 512 mb video card.. i have tested a few and you people add to this thread...
2.please specify the maximum resolution of the game that can be played.
1. farcry --- can be run on maximum resolution 1920x1080 with maximum settings. 2. need for speed underground 2--- 800x600 resolution with max settings and above resolution makes frame rates go down .....
I'm generally not much of a gamer, but will probably be playing alot of Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 when they come out. Of corse this is asking for speculation but how would the current card in the 1640 handle these games?
I realize that there is going to be a new vid card coming, but my current laptop recently died, and I need to buy a new one pretty soon.
well a friend of mine cant get 2 games on his lappy so he's giving them to me. The games are GTA IV and Mirror's Edge. I was wondering how my m1530 would put up against these games.im not looking to max them out but what fps would i get if i installed them?