Can base 13'' Air handle CAD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iannella, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hi,
    I was wondering, how would the 13'' base model go running CAD through bootcamp? Would the processor be able to handle it? Or would I be better off getting the 13'' Pro?
    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    Shouldn't be any different on the MBP 13" except less screen real-estate - both use the HD 3000 iGPU. If you need a dGPU you'll need to go to a higher end laptop.

    If you want a less generic response, you'll need to post which CAD applications you're speaking of.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    AutoCAD for Mac works great in my 2006 iMac for 2D drawings. Revit/Architectural/MEP in Windows would probably work fine as well but I wouldn't do any rendering on the MBA. We have a couple of workstations that are powerful enough for this task.
     

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