I've been trying to figure out if Sketchup will run well with a Mac Book. I've heard conflicting stories on how well it will run. After contacting Sketchup about this, they gave a mixed answer: Thank you for your note. SketchUp will work with the video card and system you list, however there have been reported issues in that environment. SketchUp works best with a video card designed for 3D modeling, however the Intel video card is primarily intended for 2D work. While we are reluctant to make a hard distinction on what kind of computer will run SketchUp, we do not recommend the MacBook for use with SketchUp. The MacBook Pro does have a 3D accelerator and will handle 3D much better than its "consumer" sibling. Does anyone have a definitive answer on this? I don't need to play games (so I don't want to have to buy a MBP if I don't need to, but I'd really like to use this software.