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Is it good for college and gaming

asked on October 20, 2012

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Yes for both. The MBP will run all of the typical apps used in college and is used by many professors and students - so compatibility generally won't be an issue. Also, the new retina MBP is a great gaming laptop. The only problem is that the array of available games for Mac is still small compared to Windows. The new … see more Yes for both. The MBP will run all of the typical apps used in college and is used by many professors and students - so compatibility generally won't be an issue. Also, the new retina MBP is a great gaming laptop. The only problem is that the array of available games for Mac is still small compared to Windows. The new laptop plays the available games wonderfully. see less Yes for both. The MBP will run all of the typical apps used in college and is used by many professors and students - so compatibility generally won't be an issue. Also, the new retina MBP is a great gaming laptop. The only problem is that the array of available games for Mac is still small compared to Windows. The new laptop plays the available games wonderfully.
StatsProf answered on October 22, 2012
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I am way past college and do not game, however the computer is very fast and the display is extremely clear so I would expect that the answer to your question is yes..
A. Bernard answered on October 23, 2012
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Well, many games aren't made for Mac, only PC. But it is very powerful. For college it would be great because the screen is fantastic. I often found when I was studying from a computer, I had to squint sometimes as my eyes got tired. The clarity with this screen certainly helps with long hours reading.
M Jacobson answered on October 23, 2012
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I don't game but the hardware is all there. It has more than enough for efficient gaming. Now as for college, I can't think of a better laptop for school. I hope this helps!
Estee answered on October 22, 2012
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Def good for gaming. I'm playing D3 on it currently. For college you might prefer a MacBook Air. The weight savings really does make a difference. You also have to consider cost to replace/repair from abuse. There may be some issues with comparability, but I knew lots of people at UCD that used macs without issue. And … see more Def good for gaming. I'm playing D3 on it currently. For college you might prefer a MacBook Air. The weight savings really does make a difference. You also have to consider cost to replace/repair from abuse. There may be some issues with comparability, but I knew lots of people at UCD that used macs without issue. And know law students using em now with 0 problems. see less Def good for gaming. I'm playing D3 on it currently. For college you might prefer a MacBook Air. The weight savings really does make a difference. You also have to consider cost to replace/repair from abuse. There may be some issues with comparability, but I knew lots of people at UCD that used macs without issue. And know law students using em now with 0 problems.
A. Reader answered on October 22, 2012
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It's good for collage (prob too good).
I wouldn't get this for gaming though. Consider a PC for gaming... being a mac fan I still gotta admit that PC is a much better deal for the power and it's smoother on PC too.
This is more for video or graphic stuff.

funbi1112 answered on October 23, 2012
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Yes, It is good for both of them
Joey answered on October 23, 2012
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Definitely good for you college, can take care 95% gaming at a good performance.
Benjamin Shao answered on October 22, 2012
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I personally think it would be great for college and gaming. I myself graduated from college last May, so did not own this computer during my time there, but did own both the former MacBook Pro 15.4" and an 11" MacBook Air. I found myself using the Air more often since it is light, thin, and easy to carry to classes,… see more I personally think it would be great for college and gaming. I myself graduated from college last May, so did not own this computer during my time there, but did own both the former MacBook Pro 15.4" and an 11" MacBook Air. I found myself using the Air more often since it is light, thin, and easy to carry to classes, but this Retina MacBook Pro is just as thin and is lighter than the previous models.
As far as gaming goes I have never really been a computer gamer, mostly console, but this new MacBook has a top-of-the-line processor and graphics card built in. Also, 8-16 GB of RAM and an all-flash hard drive make it extremely fast, so it should easily be on par with PC laptops such as Alienware for gaming. The only problem is many games will require Windows to run them, so you would likely need to use Boot Camp, buy a copy of Windows OEM, and install it on your Mac to play these games. That will add about $100 to the cost. see less
I personally think it would be great for college and gaming. I myself graduated from college last May, so did not own this computer during my time there, but did own both the former MacBook Pro 15.4" and an 11" MacBook Air. I found myself using the Air more often since it is light, thin, and easy to carry to classes, but this Retina MacBook Pro is just as thin and is lighter than the previous models.
As far as gaming goes I have never really been a computer gamer, mostly console, but this new MacBook has a top-of-the-line processor and graphics card built in. Also, 8-16 GB of RAM and an all-flash hard drive make it extremely fast, so it should easily be on par with PC laptops such as Alienware for gaming. The only problem is many games will require Windows to run them, so you would likely need to use Boot Camp, buy a copy of Windows OEM, and install it on your Mac to play these games. That will add about $100 to the cost.

Jake answered on October 22, 2012
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Yes i bought it for college and the gaming graphics are pretty good but some of the programs you will need to download/buy for college would be Pages and Numbers and any other programs that you will need but if your going to be watching movies and paying dvds you will need to buy the Super Drive(79$) but if you want a … see more Yes i bought it for college and the gaming graphics are pretty good but some of the programs you will need to download/buy for college would be Pages and Numbers and any other programs that you will need but if your going to be watching movies and paying dvds you will need to buy the Super Drive(79$) but if you want a mac that already has a superdrive installed i would go with the older version the Macbook Pro(it's Thicker) you can find more information about these in the apple online store apple.com see less Yes i bought it for college and the gaming graphics are pretty good but some of the programs you will need to download/buy for college would be Pages and Numbers and any other programs that you will need but if your going to be watching movies and paying dvds you will need to buy the Super Drive(79$) but if you want a mac that already has a superdrive installed i would go with the older version the Macbook Pro(it's Thicker) you can find more information about these in the apple online store apple.com
David answered on October 22, 2012
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