I played WoW on my Intel MacBook last night. Her majesty had been playing it for a week on her new MacBook Pro Core Duo. After seeing how well it ran, I figured I’d give it a try on my MacBook (which is not a pro, nor a Core Duo, just a regular ‘ole Intel). It ran well; well enough for me play and actually enjoy it.
…I’m running out of defenses in the PC vs. Mac debate. That was always my trump card. You could always score a critical hit to any insecure Mac fanboy by using the gaming argument. Unfortunately, after playing WoW, seeing the gaming store having more native Mac games, and with a plethora of Mac hacks like CrossOver and Parallels, I’m failing to see the point of buying a PC in the future. I have a few reasons left to still justify Windows, just not non-Apple hardware. I STILL haven’t found a diff tool for Mac that compares with BeyondCompare. I keep hearing “terminal” this and “SubClipse-piece-of-crap” that. Granted, using CrossOver, I could pretty much remedy that problem by using BeyondCompare.
My Alienware laptop plays Quake 4 sweet. It also weighs 14.5 lbs (6.6 kilos). My MacBook plays WoW, and runs Flash, and Flex Builder weighing 4lbs (1.8 kilos).
Vista looks hot, but… man, times have changed.