I need an opinion! AutoCAD on 13inch rMPB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zheray94, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Zheray94 macrumors newbie

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    How do you guys think it would run? Pretty well or decently I may need it for school and its a deciding factor.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'd get the I7 and maybe put in 16GB of RAM in there, but you have an SSD which boosts speed too. I'd check Autocad's minimum system requirements before you pull the trigger.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I think it may run ok, but the screen size will be limiting. I found working on a 13" laptop with photoshop to be too small. I'd say AutoCad is in the same boat, its an application that really needs a fair amount of screen real estate.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    AutoCAD is not very demanding as far as CAD goes, you'll be fine running it.

    You'll probably hate the small screen size, but you won't be laking power to run AutoCAD.

    I would not work in any CAD environment without at least a 1080p resolution in a decent screen size so I don't have to squint at tiny UI font.
     

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