Is A Macbook Air Good For Gaming?

Planning to buy Macbook? But also want to play games on it? If yes, then you must read this article on Is a MacBook air good for gaming before spending more than 50k on it. So, let”s start our journey to know is a mac air good for gaming or not? If yes then what kind of games it can run or what type of games it can”t run.

Is A Macbook Air Good For Gaming?

But before going to main part, we will divide games into two parts, first one is Lightweight games and the second one is Heavy games.

MacBook Air Specification

Macbook has following major specifications like:

  • It has a display of 13.3 inches that supports a resolution of 1440×900.
  • It comes in two storage options like in 128GB SSD and in 256GB SSD.
  • MacBook Air processor is about 1.8GHz dual-core Intel i5.
  • Its memory is 8GB.


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Is A Macbook Air Good For Light Weight Gaming?

Yes, you can play lightweight games in MacBook Air like Hearthstone but it shows some lag while playing Rocket league. MacBook Air can run games that require 2GB of ram to run games on the recommended list. Here is the list of following games you can play on Macbook pro:

  • Stardew Valley
  • Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
  • Portal 2
  • Civilization VI
  • Hearthstone
  • Gone Home
  • Minecraft
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Firewatch
  • League of Legends and Data 2
  • Life Is Strange
  • The Witness
  • Diablo 3
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Oxenfree
  • Night In The Woods
  • Tacoma
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • and much more…

Is A Macbook Air Good For Heavy Gaming?

Don”t think to play heavy games in MacBook Air, it will not run on Macbook. Heavy games like GTA V, PUBG or Battlefield. Here is the list of following games you can”t play on MacBook Pro (it will start lagging):

  • The Witcher 3
  • Dirt: Showdown
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Dishonored
  • Dying Light
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Tomb Raider
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Fifa
  • Fallout 4
  • Mortal Combat X
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Overwatch
  • Doom
  • Battlefield 1
  • and much more

Then For What MacBook Air is Good?

Guys, MacBook Air is good for work purpose. It has a very long lasting battery backup up to 8 hours. If you want a laptop for work then you must go for it but if you want a laptop for gaming then I”ll recommend you to please don”t buy it, you will feel disappointment. Just in the same range, there is a much good gaming laptop, try them. Or you can also build your own gaming pc in this price range that will run almost all games.

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