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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:50:16 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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Wndows 8 with bootcamp, sorry the pictures wouldnt show up. But yes even at 1280x1024 there are issues. You wont even notice there smaller, its really nit picky things. You can still see and click on them just fine even at 2880x1800. But for sure use 2014, because the graphical glitching is annoying and bad. Now for upgrading the processor... its a tough call, i went to the apple store and the sales rep described it to me as this. He said some larger apps such as final cut pro (video editor) it will help a bit. He said some projects take like 12 hours to render, which is crazy that must be super advanced stuff, anyways he said you'd take maybe a hour off that time if you upgraded the processor. So it is minimal really. He said Final Cut which could relate to revit I suppose with rendering, It could take some time off of rendering. So I decided not to spend the extra money. If your going to do a lot of high power things get it, if your not then save your money. Hope you can understand that.


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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:52:50 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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Also I'm not sure if your aware, but in a couple of months, around early September. Apple will update the MacBook Pro Retina to include the haswell processors, which improve battery life a lot, so it could be worth waiting. Maybe they will drop the price and add every ssd space as well.


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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:59:42 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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Ok, thank you for all this information.

To wait until september would be an opportunity, but, you have to know that I live in Belgium, and for the moment, Apple makes a very interesting promotion : they give you a discount if you bring back an old apple machine.

I have actually a macpro, and they give me 950 euros for that ! (and the promotion will be over in september ! :-)

So... I ahve to think about that !

 


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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:10:53 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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That's awesome I'd go with that trade in your Mac Pro. They never do anything like that here in the US. I just got mine and our promotion is just 100 dollar iTunes gift card. Anyways just a few more tips that could be helpful. For you and anyone who reads this thread. Apple has a education discount in some locations. So you may want to check that out. I got 200 US dollars off mine for attending a college. Which is a nice deal. And also Revit won't work as well on the 13 inch MacBook Pro retina because there is not a dedicated graphics card built in those machines. It's all software based so I'm sure performance will take a big hit. Hope this helps.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:15:30 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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That's awesome I'd go with that trade in your Mac Pro. They never do anything like that here in the US. I just got mine and our promotion is just 100 dollar iTunes gift card. Anyways just a few more tips that could be helpful. For you and anyone who reads this thread. Apple has a education discount in some locations. So you may want to check that out. I got 200 US dollars off mine for attending a college. Which is a nice deal. And also Revit won't work as well on the 13 inch MacBook Pro retina because there is not a dedicated graphics card built in those machines. It's all software based so I'm sure performance will take a big hit. Hope this helps.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:16:51 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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Yes, same here in Europe. As a teacher (or student), we have a discount of 8%...


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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:18:42 PM | Revit on a MacBook Pro with retina display

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That's awesome I'd go with that trade in your Mac Pro. They never do anything like that here in the US. I just got mine and our promotion is just 100 dollar iTunes gift card. Anyways just a few more tips that could be helpful. For you and anyone who reads this thread. Apple has a education discount in some locations. So you may want to check that out. I got 200 US dollars off mine for attending a college. Which is a nice deal. And also Revit won't work as well on the 13 inch MacBook Pro retina because there is not a dedicated graphics card built in those machines. It's all software based so I'm sure performance will take a big hit. Hope this helps.

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