Im looking to buy a macbook pro, for my 1st year of graphics a level,
i need it to be portable either the 13" or the 15" , it needs to be able to cope with adobe photoshop
i need at least 5+ hours of battery life for surfing the web, and finally i would like to play arkham asylum and l4d2 on max settings with an absolute minimum of 30fps.
Would really appreciate a response as i have been researching for months
According to Steam and to pretty much any source out there, it is only for PC, not Mac. Its a DirextX game, not OpenGL.
So you wont be able to play it at all on a MacBook.
You forgot about bootcamp. Mac's way of saying "ok fine, we'll let you dual boot OSX and windows XP... but under our restrictions".
Batman requires XP SP2 or later.
As for gaming settings, There is no way you will be able to max out games like that. But as jimmy said, you can play L4D2 on high at a bit above 40FPS. As for batman, you will likely need to lower your setting quite a bit.
Frankly, for your uses, I am surprised you are even looking at mac since you can get gaming laptops by other brands for the exact same price that would run circles around the macbook.
Researching for months? Mac only has two macbook models. How does it take months to research the two?