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I'm contemplating getting a new laptop. It has to be under 2000 bucks, and being able to pay in monthly installments would be a godsend (unless the APR is disgustingly high). Should be able to play current FPSes with good graphics (I'm talking medium BF2 for instance, so none of this Intel GMA crap that Alienware puts in their "gaming-grade" Sentias). Mac or Windows, doesn't matter as long as it can meet these requirements. Oh yes, Wireless G has to be in it (combined A B G is fine =p ). So far I really like the MacBook (though it has that garbage GMA950, and I'm scared that if I buy it soon, Apple will release ones with Core 2 a week later) and this Alienware Area 51 m5550 (yeah I know AW has a rep for being overpriced, but the laptop I configged seems like a steal for what it is).

 

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Well if you want to get a laptop for games you should look at alien ware, falcon northwest, or dell XPS gaming laptops. I wouldn't get a mac if your going into games because games like BF2, BF2142, far cry only work on pcs and usually the mac versions of the games come out months, years later after the pc version of the game has been released.

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The Intel Macs can run Windows ;) and I've seen video of BF2 on a Mac.

 

Having done some reading on some Mac sites, a Core 2 MacBook doesn't seem too close =/ I think that if Apple wants to get into the PC market, theyre gonna have to follow techniques that Dell uses, IE not updating your products every 6 months leaving the prevoius users in the dust.

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The Intel Macs can run Windows ;) and I've seen video of BF2 on a Mac.

 

Having done some reading on some Mac sites, a Core 2 MacBook doesn't seem too close =/ I think that if Apple wants to get into the PC market, theyre gonna have to follow techniques that Dell uses, IE not updating your products every 6 months leaving the prevoius users in the dust.

 

It is true the mac can run the games but I have red that they can't play windows games that well because it was something like the mac is running windows and OSX and the game all at the same time and it lags the game a lot.

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The Intel Macs can run Windows ;) and I've seen video of BF2 on a Mac.

 

Having done some reading on some Mac sites, a Core 2 MacBook doesn't seem too close =/ I think that if Apple wants to get into the PC market, theyre gonna have to follow techniques that Dell uses, IE not updating your products every 6 months leaving the prevoius users in the dust.

 

Makes sense for them not to put Core 2 chips in MacBooks, then why would you buy a MacBook Pro?

(You could always budget to a MacBook Pro I suppose.. but you're starting to talk some more serious money then. I know I wouldn't mind one)

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MacBooks look nicer IMO. Honestly, if they didn't have the piss-poor video "card" they have now, I'd buy one. I'd assume they'd give a MacBook with a bigger and badder processor a bigger and badder video card though.

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MacBooks look nicer IMO. Honestly, if they didn't have the piss-poor video "card" they have now, I'd buy one. I'd assume they'd give a MacBook with a bigger and badder processor a bigger and badder video card though.

 

MMM well maybe in time but so far I have only seen the mac book pros with the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 256MB SDRAM I don't know how really good they are and the best desktop video card they have is the 7600GT which can play most modern games but probably not on the highest settings though.

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