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Jul 17, 2022
My direct question is - With the Air not having internal cooling will me using 3D modeling software for 3D printing be too taxing for the system?

I currently have been using a 2010 MBP retina with 8 gigs of ram. Using slicing software (chitubox, prusa, cura, lychee) at times is taxing and sometimes using Auto CAD/Tinker CAD and Blender gets slow but Im able to get the job done. Normal use with these programs is maybe an 1-2 hours at a time.

With that being the heaviest use I would put on the machine, is the M2 Air with 16 gigs of ram sufficient or should I be looking at the 14inch Pro?

Not interested in the new Pro M2 as the Magsafe is a must have feature for me.

Im leaning favorably to the new M2 Air with 16 gigs of RAM, debating 512 vs 1TB.

I just don't want it to be taxed to much and run into heating issues.
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