October 20, 2008
MacBook gets into serious gaming
Apple has finally taken its graphics seriously, while previous MacBooks managed to pack in a punch with its smooth interface elements, they never really could manage running games. The new cards in the MacBook (Nvidia 9400M) and MacBook Pro (9400M and 9600M) finally make Apple’s laptops decent gaming machines. The new MacBook and MacBook Pro are attractive, although some are complaining about the glossy screen. A new MacBook was put through its paces with a configuration of 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, as this rather pixilated video shows it running Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning, the player found the experience as smooth with minor lags only when the settings were turned up to the highest.
Apple does not intend to appeal to the hardcore gamers yet, as specialist rig makers like Alienware rule this area and shall we say deservingly so.