Please help settle an argument. Which laptop is better for gaming?

jaguarskx

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I would say that the Intel X3100 is having problems running WoW using DirectX 9 / 10. The Macbook does not have that problem because DirectX is strictly for Windows therefore it is running the game using OpenGL.

On a Windows laptop you can enter a command (Google "WoW OpenGL") so that the game uses OpenGL instead of DirectX which will likely solve the problem.
 

jimhood82

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Both run the same Intel X3100, the same processor (on the base end of the mac anyhow - anything else, the mac had a better cpu), and both too old to be useful. In the world of gaming which is better? Neither. Had the Sony included Expresscard 54, I could have granted it a technicality, but no - they used the 34.
 

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I have this guy telling me he tried running WoW on the sony and simply didn't run, then he tells me he ran it on the mac and it ran like a dream. His argument is that the mac is better even though "the sony has better specs" so therefore apple is better. Is he talking out of his ass?
 

jaguarskx

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I would say that the Intel X3100 is having problems running WoW using DirectX 9 / 10. The Macbook does not have that problem because DirectX is strictly for Windows therefore it is running the game using OpenGL.

On a Windows laptop you can enter a command (Google "WoW OpenGL") so that the game uses OpenGL instead of DirectX which will likely solve the problem.
 
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