Greetings, my 2014 MacBook Pro just took a dive and it’s time for me to upgrade. I struggle through technical jargon and am looking for guidance.
I have been running Sketchup Pro 2018 on my now defunct 2014 macbook pro…it worked but I had a decent number of crashes gltches…not enough make life impossible but enough to think my hardware was only nominally covering my needs of .skp. I have only ever used Mac laptops and for matters of cost was thinking about keepng it that way and just getting a monitor to connect to for home work. Sketchup is the only thing I use computing for that requires any real umph…beyond that I check email, stream the occasional movie, and build spreadsheets. I’m a little scared of switching to non mac based platform but realize that there is nothing really specialized regarding my needs that holds me to apple.
I use Sketchup to build maps for events for both pre-visualization and logistical purposes. I am not really a modeler but would like to move more into that space.
I just had a chat with an Apple sales person and after letting them know my needs they offered up the following:
2.2GHz Core 8th Generation Intel Core
Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
Radeon Pro 555x with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
16GB 2400 MHz DDR4 memory
256 GB ssd storage
Seeking guidance on navigating this process. Please remember…tech jargon is a very weak point for me.