Not only is the new 11 inch MacBook Air great when it comes to its build quality, its durability, and on how thin it is, but, surprisingly, as you can plainly see in the above and following videos, its also a pretty damn good little gaming rig!
Yuppers, who would have ever thunked it, but the MacBook Air, with its relatively slow duo-core cpu and gpu is nonetheless more than capable of playing Call Of Duty (above video) without letting out so much as a single hick-up! Amazing really, and it just goes to show what a bloody difference having a computer with built-in SSD makes. Hopefully soon, just like the newer MacBook Airs, the MacBook Pros will also be joining the SSD band wagon.
Below you can see a 13" MacBook Air also effortlessly playing Star Craft 2, and playing it seemingly with little effort on its part at all........... sweet!
Also below, well, and what I can I say......... here we having a MacBook Air not only running Crysis, one of the most visual, and thus one of the most demanding of all computer games, not only running the game, but running it on top of Windows 7 to boot! Now if this doesn't blow your mind on the capabilities of one of Apple's little MacBook, well, then I don't know what to tell you?
Now, if the above videos don't convince you that the MacBook Air isn't a decent little gamer, then below take a gander at Just Cause and Grand Theft Auto both running on Apple's little MacBook Air.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the extremely popular game of World of Warcraft running on the lowly little MacBook Air below, and running pretty damn sweetly at that.
The MacBook Air was never designed particularly as a gaming system, but nonetheles, in a pinch, it has proven itself as being more than capable of getting the job done. No, I'm certainly not suggesting that it's as good, let alone better, than a dedicated PC that was built from the ground up for gaming, but it's clear to see it's a hell of a lot better than what most PC'ers would have given it credit for.
In conclusion, it's the quality of products like the humble, little MacBook Air that demonstrates why Apple devices are so incredibly popular and it helps to explain just why Macs are growing at over eight times the rate of PCs in general. It also helps to illustrate why Apple, once again, just blew financial analysts out of the water when it reported yesterday another record breaking quarterly result, with profits of over some six billion dollars, on revenues of almost 27 billion dollars!
Way to go Apple!
And that's my 2 cents on MacBook Air gaming 4 this Wednesday, January 19, 2011