Can base 13'' Air handle CAD?

iannella

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2009
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Australia
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
 

bogatyr

macrumors 65816
Mar 13, 2012
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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.
 

dona83

macrumors 6502
Nov 26, 2004
317
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Kelowna, BC
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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