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    I am a big time gamer and was considering getting the New Macbook 12 inch, how good is it for gaming?
    05-14-2016 05:06 PM
  2. MooMooPrincess said: Best Answer

    Horrible, especially for the price. There's msi, Asus, aorus (razer blade is still pretty bad for its price tag, Alienware is ok). It mostly all depends on what type of gaming you want to do but it needs for semi hardcore gaming a 960m. The 950m won't cut it and 970/980m is what you would want. None of apple laptops have anything near that good.
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    It's not a great gaming machine but it can handle games with some tweaking to them. You are better off with a Mac Book Pro (or a gaming PC like the Razer Blade, or an Alienware model)
    05-14-2016 07:10 PM
  4. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Horrible, especially for the price. There's msi, Asus, aorus (razer blade is still pretty bad for its price tag, Alienware is ok). It mostly all depends on what type of gaming you want to do but it needs for semi hardcore gaming a 960m. The 950m won't cut it and 970/980m is what you would want. None of apple laptops have anything near that good.
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    05-14-2016 08:08 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    As @pkcable said it's not a great gaming computer. The core M processor is great for every day usage and some light photo and video editing. For anything heavier than that, go with a Pro.
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    05-14-2016 08:11 PM
  6. mfldmike's Avatar
    Sager
    08-08-2016 10:24 PM
  7. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I play Starcraft 2 on mine perfectly fine but It drains the battery like no other. Other than that, performance in game is great. I'm running the M5.
    10-09-2016 11:42 AM
  8. anon(9776449)'s Avatar
    That's not definitely a MacBook for gaming. But it can handle decently.
    11-01-2016 01:39 PM
  9. chad_winker's Avatar
    Does the Macbook run on generals or warcraft?
    11-05-2016 05:35 AM
  10. Andoresu47's Avatar
    Definitely not for serious gaming, despite having a decent amount of ram. Sure you can play some popular games on low settings though, such as CSGo or starcraft.
    11-08-2016 12:33 AM
  11. tonyxavier's Avatar
    Just get a PC if you are a hardcore gamer. MacBook is kinda good for casual gamers, but the collection is small.
    11-08-2016 01:03 AM
  12. allure08's Avatar
    I would not recommend this computer for gaming. I don't game but i have tried having multiple programs and apps running at same time and judging from that i do not recommend playing games on this.
    11-14-2016 09:23 PM

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