MBP 13" 2010 or 2011 for autoCAD & magiCAD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Flaki, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Flaki macrumors member

    May 14, 2007
    I'm studying HVAC engineering and I'm not sure what autoCAD+magiCAD utilizes, so my question is which one will perform better?

    MBP 13" 2011 has superior CPU and worse GPU than 2010.

    I will both do 3D and 2D.

  2. Treeman574 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2011
    QLD, Australia
    I had the same decision when planning to purchase the high end 13" or the low end 15". In the end I decided that the ATI graphics card and quad core was worth the extra cash.

    In the end it will make autocad 2D and 3D work much faster, and help future proof your laptop. Plus the extra screen resolution and size will make using your tool palette a whole lot easier. Unless you will be using an external monitor most of the time.

    In summary, the high end 13" will perform fine, but the 15" is a serious improvement. Pick whichever laptop will suit your needs and budget.

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