I’ve searched the forum for related threads and found some information that says it’s possible to run Linux/VM/Windows/SketchUp, but those threads are all old.
My personal machine is an old ASUS ROG laptop that is currently running the web version of SketchUp just fine, even with a GeForce GTX 460M/PCIe/SSE2 video set up. I’ve been running a version of CYCAS under Ubuntu 18 for my 3D app, but It’s time to move on.
If possible, I’d like to continue using my box for the learning curve. If I see that the box hasn’t the horsepower I’d prefer, I’ll get a new box and run it native Windows. I’ve already priced out the parts via Amazon.
BTW - I’m a Professional Software Developer / EE that used to own a computer franchise. I’ve built over a thousand machines myself and currently run several networks in our current businesses. I understand hardware & software.