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Noob here...are these decent computer specs? (For a Mac)

#1zzzSLICKzzzPosted 7/21/2014 10:13:17 PM
2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
Apple USB SuperDrive
Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch)
Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
#2DragnfyrPosted 7/21/2014 10:17:54 PM
That is pretty overkill. Are you getting a Mac Pro or something? If so do you have a reason you need a workstation level computer?
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#3JinchusePosted 7/21/2014 10:18:49 PM
That sounds like a very expensive MacBook Pro.

It'll be very fast for general use but don't expect to be able to play any games.
#4zzzSLICKzzz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2014 1:34:36 PM
Jinchuse posted...
That sounds like a very expensive MacBook Pro.

It'll be very fast for general use but don't expect to be able to play any games.


Won't be able to play games??
#5JinchusePosted 7/22/2014 1:36:55 PM
zzzSLICKzzz posted...
Jinchuse posted...
That sounds like a very expensive MacBook Pro.

It'll be very fast for general use but don't expect to be able to play any games.


Won't be able to play games??


It doesn't have a dedicated GPU. They're kind of required unless you're using an APU or want to enjoy your games in 800x600
#6Garage_ManPosted 7/22/2014 1:38:16 PM
Depending on which i7 it is the iris pro can do very light gaming.

Honestly if you are shelling out 2k for a laptop just shell out the extra 700 and get the dedicated graphics one.
#7JinchusePosted 7/22/2014 1:40:03 PM
Garage_Man posted...
Depending on which i7 it is the iris pro can do very light gaming.

Honestly if you are shelling out 2k for a laptop just shell out the extra 700 and get the dedicated graphics one.


WIth those options thats easily a 4K + laptop considering he bought the $1000 external display for it

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#8ShubPosted 7/22/2014 1:51:38 PM
That looks like the base $1999 15" Retina MBP, plus all the upgrades. The problem with that is you don't get the GT 750M which comes with the more expensive 15" Retina MBP, and you kind of want that for gaming, bearing in mind it still won't be great. Especially at 2560x1440, which is the resolution of the 27" Thunderbolt monitor.
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