Gaming on MacBook Pro vs a Windows gaming laptop. Asking for your experience on MBP.
I love gaming, obviously.
Looking around for a new laptop. I travel lots atm, so a desktop isn't an option yet.
Now, I've found this great MSI laptop with an GTX 870M 3GB videocard for a great price.
Or... I go for a MacBook Pro. I hate windows, love the MacOS.
Have plenty of games in my Steam library that I can play. I do like my fps' though
(Borderlands 2, Firefall, Thief etc). I am just not sure how much my gaming should decide
my choice of system this time. I hope that a certain change in my life will happen, that
will also greatly reduce my gaming time. But I do like my gaming....
So now I am weighing pros and cons for the MacBook Pro.
As far as I can see, they are:
Intel Iris graphics (2560x1600) vs GTX 870M 3GB GDDR5 VRAM (1920x1080) *drool*
i5 2.8GHz vs i7-4800MQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB Cache)
13" screen vs 17.3" screen
SSD 128 Gig vs 1 TB 7200 rpm HD
Chicklet keyboard & Trackpad vs backlit keyboard & touchpad
MacOS Maverik vs win7 or 8
The MBP has a greater durability and resell value (but probably will get passed on). The design is just so much better
and love the whole package deal so much better (MacOS & iLife & iWork).
The MSI has pure raw gaming power, only hampered a bit by its HD, which I can upgrade later on.
I can dial back gaming time and I can change my gaming habits. But would love to know the experiences from gamers already
on a MBP or an iMac even (especially FPS).