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I own a macbook 13" aluminum unibody from 2009. :P Do you own one? or are you looking to get one? :D They are great computers. My macbook will be 3 years old this april and it still runs strong.

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I want to buy one but I heard they are not good for games :D can anyone explain :(

 

Macs are not for kids.. :P

 

Jokes aside, they are meant mainly for professionals and power users (like video editing, web designing) and bragging.. B-)

 

Yes, I own a 21.5" iMac since March 2010.

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Macs are slowly getting better with gaming but they are still a ways away from being better then windows for gaming. However, as Blackhat has stated, they excel at pretty much everything else you may need to use a mac for. :-) I love my macbook and I plan on upgrading to a larger 17 inch macbook pro sometime within the next year and give this one to my brother to use for when he goes off to college. :P

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My past 4 computers have all been Mac. I use them for my personal pleasure and for my personal websites. Work provides me a windows platform (so freaking slow... i hate it). Honestly, there's no way i'd go back to a Windows box any time soon. I've seen and heard great things about Windows 8, but it's still a software and hardware cluster fizzle.

 

Apple does it right. They make the hardware and the software together. They make one compliment the other. This is now what windows is about. Windows brags because "you can use it on any box" the problem with this is, it's not MADE for those specifications. :P

 

/offMySoapBox

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I want to buy one but I heard they are not good for games :P can anyone explain :D

 

They're great for games!

 

Playing_Games_On_A_Mac.jpg

 

But no, seriously, they're often times not compatible for a lot of games, so you end up missing out on some or have to use all these workarounds to get specific ones. It's just not worth it for a lot of people.

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Even the most powerful Mac ever - the Mac Pro - is meant to be a professional machine, not a gaming one. Yes, you can install Windows and play games on it, and the experience beats PC's with infinite margin, but hey.. it's meant for resource intensive work, some serious work.

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I own a Macbook Pro 13-inch. It has an Intel i5 processor, with Intel HD Graphics. My Mac is not the fastest out there, so gaming is not an option. I mainly use it for browsing the internet and doing simple movie editing. If you get a 15-inch, however, you may be able to get more juice out of it. If you are thinking of getting a 13-inch, just remember it isn't as fast or as powerful as a 15-inch!

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Why do you guys say it's for professional use? I mean everything a Mac can do so can Windows.

I mean web design? Both OS's got the same software... Graphic designing? Both use Photoshop.

Not trying to spark a flame war... just wondering

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I have an iMac 27 inches it's lovely and just looks amazing, lol. Almost 2 years with it, and has given me no problems at all, just love it

I got the iMac to work with, but I do enjoy doing a few other things like gaming on it and such.

 

I want to buy one but I heard they are not good for games :) can anyone explain :(

 

I don't use the iMac mainly for gaming, but honestly it runs games great and smooth. I think that the reason you might have heard that they're not good for games is because of the limited quantity of games that are out there for the Mac. I gotta say though that I have both a PC (desktop) and the iMac, almost same specs, the Mac has a bit more things but it's not really that much of a difference. Steam lets me buy one game and play it on both the PC and the Mac, as long as they have the "Steam Play" feature and most of these games run far more smoothly and look better on the Mac than in the PC, at least that's for me.

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I own a Mac Mini 2011 model, which I've upgraded to 8GB RAM.

It runs the Mountain Lion OS, which I upgraded to from OS Lion.

It has a 500GB hard drive and an Intel Core i5 2.xGHz processor.

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Gameing on a Mac is... difficult to say the least. There is always the choice to use boot camp to run windows on your Mac but that doesn't really solve the problem.

 

It's not that Macs aren't designed to game (it's not there main focus but it's not something they miss). Most Macs have very high performance. It's more that game developers would rather reach the greatest target audience which is Windows computer.

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They're great for games!

 

Playing_Games_On_A_Mac.jpg

 

But no, seriously, they're often times not compatible for a lot of games, so you end up missing out on some or have to use all these workarounds to get specific ones. It's just not worth it for a lot of people.

LMAO!!!

 

That's why I got both a windows PC and a mac. :D

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Another Mac owner here using a 13" MBA Mid-2011 and 15" rMBP. I don't have any problems with either as they're both essential for two different things. MBA is usually with me outside if I feel the need of having a laptop by my side while at home or during travel it's either my rMBP or iMac. The retina display is perfect for my designing process since the percentage of my visitors using the new Macbook Pro with Retina display is continuing to increase everyday and you can't leave the mobile category in the dust since even the iPhone or iPads are now using the same high DPI screen. The latter is more used on heavier work such as multi-tasking between illustrating and video editing or even using Boot Camp to run Windows for the sake of playing the usual online games with friends since it's often their request to have me play with them. I'm not sure if Boot Camp already works with the new 2012 iMac though but I've been wanting to get one to replace my current iMac.

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I own a mac laptop and it sits in my closet with the battery pack out. I liked it for a couple of months but kept getting update requests and then having my games slowed down while it updated in the background anyway, despite my disabling that, and so I tossed it. If mac was thinking ahead they would have made the laptops more powerful to cope with the incessant upgrade checks.

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So I finally purchased one.  A laptop, macbook pro.

 

8 gigs ram

3.0 ghz processor

 

So far I'm impressed.  Bought it for a business trip as my PC laptop was old.  Working very well.  Still not going to convert my fast desktop though.

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I own an IMac.  It is a used one I purchased and I have not figured out how to use it well.  I use a Chromebook for my business rather than a MAC.  I think I would love to use a MAC for business but I just never could figure out how to use one well.

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 I use a Chromebook for my business rather than a MAC.  I think I would love to use a MAC for business but I just never could figure out how to use one well.

Thought they were junk, only good for surfing the web?

 

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I have my 2009 model Macbook Pro that is my main computer and my moms old 2006 model of Mac Pro. I'm actually currently in the market for a new laptop as mine has a tendency to overheat easily and has a hard time running newer or heavy duty programs. My mom really upgraded the desktop before eventually getting a new one and giving me the old one and it is currently dual booted for Lion and Windows 7.

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