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Sims 3 on macbook pro or macbook air?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by speedy11131, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. speedy11131 New Member

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    I personally don't know anything about Macs, so I'm asking here. Sorry if in not in the correct part of the forums.
    My sister wants to buy either a macbook pro or a macbook air to run Sims 3 on it (among other things, but Sims 3 is probably the most intensive application she will use with it).

    I'm wondering if the base entry level models would run the Sims 3 decently?

    MacBook Pro has Intel HD Graphics 3000, which I assume given Intel's style is integrated no?
    The air has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M which I have no idea on the performance of it.
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    As long as the screen resolution isn't outrageous I'm pretty sure both will handle it fine. The Nvidia 320m will for sure, the onboard may be laggy but playable.
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    should be fine! My hp mini 311 with a 9400m can run it fine, im sure the Air will be fine with anything
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    seems they're about the same in terms of Sims3

    320m

    HD3000

    if she gets the standard MacBook instead of one of the others she'll get the same gpu performance and a higher clocked cpu. Oh and a larger hard drive and 7hr battery life for the same price as the air

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