7 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2013 9:37 AM by iTYRT
iTYRT Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

Please help me. I'll use my computer for;

 

Coding,

Graphic Designing,

And gaming(I don' wanna a gaming pc )

 

I can't decide. I LOVE Apple and Apple Products. What do yo think about this discussion?

 

I want Mac, but I can't decide.

  • 1. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    First, see if the applications you need are available for OS X. If they are, it's easier to set up the Mac.

     

    If you love OS X and you want to use it even if your applications aren't available for OS X, buy a Mac and install Windows in Boot Camp or a virtual machine, so you will have both worlds.

     

    Respecting to gaming, this reduce the possible Macs you should get to the iMac, the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro. The rest of Macs have got integrated graphic cards that just won't work

  • 2. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    hot_spur Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)

    You'll have access to many more games with a PC running Windows. On a Mac you can use Boot Camp to run windows, but you have to shut down Mac OSX then reboot into your Boot Camp partiotion. It's kind of a pain if you have to switch back and forth a lot.

  • 3. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    A mac can run both Mac OS X and Windows throught bootcamp. MacBook Pros are weaker gaming machines since their GPU can't be upgraded and Mac OS X doesn't have a good gaming selection. You can easily game through Windows running Bootcamp, but as I stated they are limited to the installed GPU and it can't be upgraded so if a game requires a more powerful GPU you are SOL.

  • 4. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    iTYRT Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks Everyone! I think I'll buy a rMBP 2013 15" 2.4 GHz. Greetings! If someone playing game on MBP with BootCamp, Can He write his experiences? Thanks!

  • 5. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    You are welcome

  • 6. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    I game on my base retina 15inch in OS X and Bootcamp. It games great. However, I use an app called Lubbos Fan Control to turn up the fans to keep it cool, so that results in the whirring sound of fans being heard. Windows doesn't manage the temps as good as OS X, so I choose to turn up the fans before the system gets too warm and starts lagging a little due to the heat.

  • 7. Re: MBP or Windows PC?
    iTYRT Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Oh, I must buy a mac Thank you!