I am getting ready to purchase a 13" MacBook Pro, and need some advice on upgrading the specs.
How it will be used: I primarily use my late 2013 iMac (3.1 Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 M 1024MB) for sketchup, and I find it very adequate. I need a laptop so that I can work away from home or on the couch when I need/want to, and travel to clients and build sites (I design tiny homes) and be able to make changes, etc on site. Other than Sketchup, the laptop will only be used for normal daily use. I won’t store much in the way of photos, videos, etc, but I will have copies of my current Sketchup files (50-200MB each).
Spec Upgrade Options:
- Upgrade from 2.7GHz Core i5 to 3.1 GHz Core i7 - $300
- Upgrade from 8GB to 16GB RAM - $200
- Upgrade from 128GB to 256GB HD - $200
Which one or two would you recommend? I’d love to upgrade all 3, but I don’t want to spend quite that much. I worry about 128GB not being enough space for a laptop (it’s worked well for my phone), but being able run Sketchup easily is priority #1 since that’s the whole reason for buying it.