I’m trying to find a new laptop which will run SketchUp Make 2017, preferably a ThinkPad. My models are not terribly complex (mostly designs for my personal woodworking projects), and I have used this version of SU on a previous ThinkPad without any problems, but I think that had a discrete graphics card, which I can’t seem to get on current ThinkPads (at least not any I can afford). The ThinkPad I’m currently using only supports OpenGL 2.1, so SU won’t even open on it.
I’m currently considering getting a ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 20TA with an 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 3.0GHz Dual-Core processor and Integrated Intel UHD Graphics. I can’t get a straight answer from either Lenovo or Intel as to whether this will work with SUM2017, although Intel does say it supports OpenGL 4.6 and hardware acceleration, but that “laptop manufacturers tend to customize their systems with custom settings, drivers, and features that may alter how the processor performs”.
Another option I’m considering is the AMD version of the same laptop: ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 20T6 with an AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 2.7GHz Quad-Core processor and Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. Both of these have Win10 Pro, if that matters.
I wish SketchUp would have a list of systems that have been tested with their software and either do/don’t support it. Does anyone know whether either of these laptops would run SketchUp Make 2017?