I am not going to rag on Macs but,... My 2010 17'' MacBook Pro played WoW decently. But I have since sold it and built a PC. I didn't see the point of playing WoW on such an under powered machine. Of course if you play WoW on a Mac with 14GBs or RAM you will have a great play environment. The current best Mac offered is $3,199.99Mac W/i7 2.9Ghz and 16GBs of RAM and a 27" monitor. $3,199.99 (The site is very vague of it's contents.) -OR-EVGA P55 SLi FTW Board $159.99 after a $40 Mail in rebate.2.9Ghz Core i7 $339.99Noctua NH-D14 Cooler 79.99Corsair Dominator 16GB PC10666 DDR3 RAM $519.99Seagate 1TB HDD $59.99Windows 7 Ultimate 64 $199.992x EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked $194.99Cooler Master HAF Case - 199.99Kingwin ABT-1000MA1S 1000W Power Supply $159.99The reason there is no monitor or keyboard/mouse is because most people already have them.Grand total: 2106.90 Before taxesVideo cards are clocked @ 626 Mhz Core and 2106 Mhz Memory with a 448-bit interface so they are overkill for WoW.Subtract $194.99 because you don't really need 2!
@ SylethisIf I bought a Mac, and you bought a PC, your PC will be outdated within a year. That's just the nature of the computer hardware industry.My Mac will continue humming along for at least 4 years before I experience any need for upgrading. And it will most probably be due to new technology, not performance problems.A typical Mac user will save more money in the long run because they are not upgrading old or replacing broken/faulty hardware like a typical PC user does.I don't hate PC's. I am in-fact building a new one. But I am a Mac convert and I have experienced the better build quality and reliability compared to when I previously had a PC.
Go mac, never go back.Mac is for the lazy, who just wanna play/work, and not mess around with soft/hardware.btw i have a g4 and an original imac(the cft one) still running :p
I use a Pentium D, its 5 years old, still runs great, overclocked the hell out of it too. :D
Ahh, machine war...One thing, the phrase "Mac is not good for gaming" could be true years ago. Now it's not much different from an intel+window system, performance speaking. The fact that there are less games for mac than for pc, it's because PC have a much long history as "gaming platform" than Mac, so we have much more games for pc than for mac, but this doesn't mean that mac is not good for gaming. Also, Mac still bear the "for work only" mark.Oh, and my sign would saying something about. ;-)
It's about time companies started to discourage overspending for these worthless things.Even if it's just a 5 year old, way out of date version...
i've been playing wow since vanilla on my powermac g5 dual 2.0 machine with 3 gigs of ram and the only problem i have with wow on my computer is framerate in dalaran, just like many pc users have.i had no idea ppc support was being dropped until today, but i was planning on getting a new computer soon anyway (actually selling my car to afford it). of course i'll be getting another mac. after having this g5 fully functioning since early 2005, i will never use a pc again; i have to put up pc's all day where i work and it's awful.i'm gonna wait until sandy bridge is released for macbook pros first before i buy one though, so i guess i won't be playing wow again until around february or march...oh well.
It's funny I'm seeing all these comments against Mac on the first page and it's just so obvious that the posters never even touched one. I used a PCs until a year ago where I switched. And I am never switching back. This machinery is godsend compared to Windows, in fact saying the word Windows sickens me a bit now.
Mac vs pc pros and cons of bothWe see this and defend our own comp preference Macs are closed market they dont have to compete with anyone raising theyre prices But they do provide a user friendly os that is customized for each machine. Making worse components work more efficiently and stableWhere anybody and everbody is out making pcs it you see underselling and enormous and fast price drops. But they dont always come out of the box just perfect since they have so many components options parts often conflict causing unstable and poor performance. But as a advanced user you can get that performance for so much more. Example the used pc I bought right before vanilla wow I also used to play fairly new games like assassins creed. Point is if you are not a advanced user and have money to blow get a macIf your on a budget and know what your doing pcs can be a godsend.
Funny, I thought WoW was originally made for the Mac...