Hello! I’m in the market for a new computer, and after having an unsatisfactory experience with my windows system for the past three+ years, am looking to return to a MacBook. Being that they are expensive, I want to make sure I get the best bang for my buck and only upgrade hardware as necessary.
My primary use for SketchUp (Pro) is furniture design (hobby right now, intent to develop into something more serious), so I don’t typically have the massive rendering needs that architectural or landscape designs would. Portability is important to me.
I’m leaning towards a 13" MacBook Pro and am not eager to pay the premium for the 2.4GHz processor over the base 1.4GHz processor, though I’m considering the upgrade from i5 to i7. I don’t expect to be running many programs simultaneously, so I figure getting a base model might be fine, as the Turbo Boost would kick in as needed, thus meeting the minimum 2.1GHz requirement. Am I within reason here? Any additional thoughts, recommendations, suggestions as to what might be the optimal system to run?
Please and thank you!