PC vs MAC

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  • #155086
    Laurent Paméla
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    I am a PC user considering to switch to MAC. Would appreciate any advice, pros and cons and minimum configuration needed for to run cad, graphic and 3D programs?       

    #155099
    Laurent Paméla
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    Thanks Henry! As far as min. configuration… what is your advice?
    Many thanks for your time.

    #155098
    Laurent Paméla
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    great info Henry… do you run any 3D software like sketch-up pro?

    #155097
    Laurent Paméla
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    Got it!… many thanks Henry   

    #155096
    nca
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    PC.

    Youre paying for the brand with a mac. You get a lot more horsepower with a comparably priced PC. 

    #155095
    Jason T. Radice
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    Agreed. Stick with Win7 and you can get a much better machine for much less money. Plus, they are much easier to upgrade.  

    #155094
    nca
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    Depends on whats under the hood so to speak–I run a custom machine–win 7 64bit, 16 gb ram, nvidia graphics, core i-7 processor, etc. Also a SSD will make a big difference in a PC. From what I understand this is the main difference hardware wise between a mac and pc–its a $75-150 upgrade.

    #155093
    ida
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    Autocad is available for Macs, no need to run Windows anymore. I recommend the more expensive Macs with a dedicated graphics card, you’ll need it for any 3d work.

    #155092
    ida
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    I also have a PC I’ve built myself, and it cost me a fraction of a Mac. Computers crash when it overheats, so if it is properly cooled, it should be ok.

    Macs are great because they’ve engineered the heck out of it and support is as simple as going to the Apple store. PCs are a hit or miss. Unless you build your own machine and know what you’re doing, get a PC and save a bundle, if not, get a Mac.

    #155091
    Laurent Paméla
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    i appreciate your feedback!  

    #155090
    Laurent Paméla
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    i appreciate your feedback!

    #155089
    Laurent Paméla
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    thanks for your input!

    #155088
    Alec Johnson, PLA
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    I have a PC at my regular gig but prefer a MacBook Pro for my consulting work, which I do out of my home and a co-working space. I use AutoCad for Mac and Sketchup Pro for drafting and modeling. Artlantis and Phtotshop for 3D renderings. My MacBook has been able to handle all this and I can transfer drawings back and forth from PC with no issues. I have Revit installed on the Mac as well using Parallels on Windows 7. Use this occasionally for working with others models. 

    Here’s the specs…

    Processor  2.6 GHz Intel Core i7

    Memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    Graphics  NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB

    #155087
    Laurent Paméla
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    Alec – Quite impress of the MacBookPro performance!!! any lag time and/or performance issues when using SU pro. with 50 MB + size model?     

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