@akafresh: The MacBook only uses an integrated video chipset, of course it isn't going to run at ultra high settings. First off, the person might have set everything at medium and everything at high both times and realized that it doesn't run. If certain things were set on low, certain things set on medium, and turn down the resolution, I'm sure the game would look fairly well and run smoothly; however, I don't own a Macbook and I can't test out what will and will not work. Second, a MacBook isn't branded as a gaming machine so I wouldn't expect Spore to run too well on it than compared with a high-end gaming computer. Third, you can't base your conclusion with only one input from each side. Finally, Macs are very well capable machines. Sure they might be slightly overpriced, but you are paying for the brand. I would much rather have an Apple brand computer versus a Dell brand at the same Tech specs. I don't care if I pay more for an Apple computer, I'd much rather use the Mac OS than use Windows.