MacBook 2017 - can it handle presenting with GoToMeeting, Zoom, etc?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grisjuan, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. grisjuan macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    The last time I bought low-voltage processor was several years ago. It couldn't handler running as the presenter when teaching online using something like GoToMeeting. The screen sharing and audio was just too much for it - the CPU would sit at 100% and the whole machine would lock up.

    Have any of you tried this with the new 2017 MacBook? I would likely go with i7/16GB to minimize the risk of having a problem, but I'd feel more confident if I hear some of you have done it successfully :)

    Thank you!
  2. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    I'm curious. What system had problems with this? I haven't used it, but judging by description it doesn't seem that taxing, at least not in 2017 terms.
  3. grisjuan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    ThinkPad x200s - so it definitely was a while ago!
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    Yeah, GoToMeeting works. I use it sometimes to collaborate and present to my colleagues whenever I'm working from home. But if you have a 4K display plugged in as well and you do screen sharing, do be aware that things will slow to a crawl, though they won't exactly freeze up that much. The internal display of the MacBook by itself is cool, though.
  5. grisjuan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    Perfect, the internal display is all I need. Thank you very much!
  6. at0m macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    I use zoom and GTM with my 2015 rMB 1.2Ghz/8GB it runs fine in both attendee and presenter mode. Zoom beats up the CPU quite a bit with the webcam on. It does this on my 2015 rMBP 13" as well so it's not unique to the rMB :)
  7. DNAppleGold macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2009
    I have the 2017 MB, with the lowly m3. Handles zoom like a champ. Have also used Citrix "gotomypc" to log into my work desktop. No problem. While I haven't used goto meeting, I can't imagine there'd be an issue

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