Mac book pro 2019 vs windows PC for sketchup, AutoCad, enscape, adobe

  • I have just upgraded to the latest and greatest macbook pro as my older MBP couldnt run enscape. I have installed windows bootcamp but am now working with adobe programs on Mac, autocad on parallels (as per previous mac) and now sketchup/enscape on windows bootcamp. I need to go to 3 platforms to run different programs for same assessments (am an interior design student). Right now I'm thinking I should have got a PC laptop and run everything on one platform. Any solutions from mac book pro users? I can run everything through bootcamp windows on my macbook, but then why didnt I buy a windows PC? thanks in advance.

  • estelle , I don't own a Mac myself, but many like to own a Mac because everything usually just works flawlessly and/or they're a fan of the ecosystem, how well they're build and the whole overall package.


    But, there are many very good Windows machines out there these days, portable as well of course, with great materials too and a lot more affordable. I'd say the price to performance ratio is just a lot greater, but again, a Mac also has its charms.


    In your case though it seems like you'd be best of switching to a windows machine if possible. :) Check out our system requirements as well if you haven't already, and/or need some guidance.

  • Thanks Demian, I did a lot of research yesterday and learnt that I can access my files through icloud for windows so this may well be the solution. I will test out the mac over the next 2 weeks as I can return it in that time if things get complicated. Thanks again for your response.

  • Thanks Demian, I did a lot of research yesterday and learnt that I can access my files through icloud for windows so this may well be the solution. I will test out the mac over the next 2 weeks as I can return it in that time if things get complicated. Thanks again for your response.

    I prefer Macs, and I use Windows reluctantly. However, Dell has just release XPS 17". It has such slim bezels that it would be very similar size as MBP 16. With XPS 17, you can get RTX 2060 as well. I think it makes more sense for you to get a new XPS than Mac. It looks nice and clean unlike many other Windows laptop with serious graphic cards. Seriously, do gamers really like those cheesy and childish designs?


    Another bad thing Windows laptops are obsessed with, including XPS, is the nonsensical 1080 or 4k. Apple and MS have the right idea to keep their screen at 3k. 1080 resolution is too low, and 4k on laptop screen has no benefit but only downsides compared to 3k.