What laptop is the best for designers?

over 9 years ago from Michael Ninh, Designer @ Smoocer

  • Jeff ShinJeff Shin, over 9 years ago

    Agreed, but the only problem with the rMBP 13" is the lack of a dedicated GPU... which won't affect a lot of people, but I use my 15" retina for casual gaming and the dedicated card comes in super handy.

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    • Eric REric R, over 9 years ago

      Macs aren't meant for gaming.

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      • Jeff ShinJeff Shin, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

        Well I, depends on what you mean by 'meant for gaming'. Sure, if your priority is the ability to play games, by all means don't get a Mac.

        But that doesn't mean I can't play games on my Mac. Check out the plethora of good games available on Macs on Steam, most of which run perfectly on a 15" retina.

        Also, note that I said I use it for casual gaming, so I don't really care about getting a laptop that is 'meant for gaming'.

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      • Andreas Ubbe Dall, over 9 years ago

        Macs may not be designed for gaming, but that doesn't mean they're not meant for gaming as well.

        Your comment is a terribly stereotypical way of looking at "mac vs pc". Where's the downvote button?

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        • Eric REric R, over 9 years ago

          They really aren't "meant" for gaming either. If it was, that would be a selling point. Typically when they boast an upgraded GPU they throw in their machines they associate it with being able to run VMs, more screens, better Adobe performance, etc.

          There are games that work with Mac, but compared to what is available on PC it is laughable. I am not saying people SHOULDN'T play games on their mac. I am just saying they will be limited if they choose to do so.

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          • Andreas Ubbe Dall, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

            "If it was, that would be a selling point."

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            • Eric REric R, over 9 years ago

              So "And Play." is the allocated marketing for gaming. Two words. Hardly a selling point. And of course they are going to mention that there are games in the app store on way or another.

              A real selling point would be "Play your favorite next-gen game at 1440 @ 60FPS!"

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      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 9 years ago

        I play Battlefield 4 on my iMac (BootCamp) on full graphics every day. It runs more stable than it does on most of friends' gaming PCs. What are you talking about?

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