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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hello there, I am am a huge fan of the MMO World of Warcraft and never had a decent notebook to play it. This year a family member is purchasing a Macbook Pro for me, I will receive it on Christmas Day. She showed me the website I will be getting it from and what kind of Macbook Pro. Here are the Specs:-

'Apple 13.3 inch 320Gb 2.3Ghz MacBook Pro MC700B/A' - I don't know what any of that means.
'The 13 inch MacBook Pro now features a 2.3Ghz Intel Core i5 processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor which means it handles the things you do every day.'

I was also told that Intel Graphics would not work for World of Warcraft.. are these specs, or the Notebook as a whole appropriate for World of Warcraft? I have seen reviews on youtube, and game testing on the laptop with other games and they have ran perfect, with high FPS.

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I don't know much about gaming but some of the benchmarks here 2011 MacBook Pro -- 3D gaming may help in your analysis. Welcome to Mac-Forums
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Thanks, does that apply to the notebook I am getting though?
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Thanks, does that apply to the notebook I am getting though?
If you look at the bottom you'll see which MBP is which. The 2.7 numbers are for the Intel 3000 graphics chipset.
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I just got upgraded from my 2010 mbp with an older processor (I'm gonna keep the specs part simple) to a 2011 mbp. On the 2010 It ran WoW flawlessly on medium settings.
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The HD3000 will run WoW just fine. Not hard core here and have nothing above mid 40 levels, but it looks pretty good on my MBA with the same video.

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I just got a MacBook Air and WoW runs fine. I can leave the graphics around "Good" and still get about 30fps sometimes more depending on where I am. I will suggest that you get a cooling mat for your Macbook though! It will get pretty toasty running WoW.
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I have the same graphics chipset as you will be getting, and graphics on medium settings are fine. No you aren't going to get the high or ultimate settings, but I can raid in Firelands on medium settings with decent fps.
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Thanks for the replies people, I'm not too bothered about the graphics or what the game looks like.. I just want to be able to actually play it without the game client lagging, or the game freezing. I'm also wondering if the Macbook Pro 2011 has the appropriate System Requirements for the game to be played.
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