Help with MBP R suitability for architecture student

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Arsenalforlife, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Arsenalforlife macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    Hi there, been looking at getting my first macbook pro so have been considering the new retina as in principal it sounds perfect for me as i will be running autocad, rhyno and large photoshop files BUT the negative responses I have seen here and around the net are making me second guess.
    So really i wanted to know how those apps are running on the MBPRwith mountain lion as this laptop will be lasting me for a few years atleast.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated :)
  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Remember that dissatisfied customers are more vocal than happy ones. Thats why you see so much negative comments.
    Photoshop CS6 will get a retina update. However there is no ETA at the moment.
    Autocad 2012 and 2013 are as of yet incompatible. A beta update is on the way.
    You may need parallels/vmware for some apps. Otherwise it should be fine.
    I couldnt find anything on rhyno though.
  3. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    In short, there is nothing wrong with the hardware itself for most users. Many apps still need to be updated for the higher DPI, though. Just so happens Autocad is one of those apps.
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    none of those apps are retina optimized. have fun waiting for quite a long time.
  5. ecnal macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Hi there, I'm finishing of my M.arch and have been using the rmbp for a few weeks. I use rhino, vectorworks (not a fan of autocad), cinema 4d and the whole cs6 suite.
    In general, the rmp is a great architecture machine.
    Happy to go into detail if you have specific questions?

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