Computer Thoughts for 1st Year Masters' Student?


I'm planning on going back to school for an M.Arch I, coming from a graphic design background. I'm poor and really don't want to buy a new computer if I can avoid it. I don't do a ton of 3D work, but my Macbook Pro from 2014 handles everything I've thrown at it so far (multi-tasking 3-4 adobe programs at once), specs listed below for more info. I have a dual-boot set up for windows, too. Do you all think I can avoid buying a new laptop, at least for the first year?

Mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina
Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB DDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro (Integrated) and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (Dedicated)
Hard Drive: 512 GB SSD
Can run up to 3 external displays, as well

Mar 8, 19 11:27 am
Non Sequitur

It will do fine.  Any decent school will have PC labs available to you if you need to do any heavy work.  Consider purchasing a USB-connected cooling tray for the MBP since many architecture softwares (can) run hot and cooling on macs suck sweaty donkey balls.

Mar 8, 19 12:07 pm  · 

+1 for the cooling tray


Very helpful, thank you! 

Mar 8, 19 1:19 pm  · 

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