I have found a point in my life where I need to start using 3D rendering programs, and the preferred one for my business is 3D Studio Max, or Autocad, or something like that. I love Macs so I could never imagine buying a Windows computer so I know I'll have to be running an emulator. I assume Parallels would work just fine.
I was recently at the Apple store discussing this and a guy there said that yes, a 13" MacBook Pro would work for my needs but make my computer very slow. The graphics card is sufficient but running such a big program and two operating systems would be a little hard on a 13". He recommended a 15", which is quite expensive.
Does anyone have experience in this or know whether running 3D Studio Max on a Windows emulator on a 13" MacBook Pro would be detrimental to the speed or just usability to the computer?
I'm going to post the system requirements of 3D Studio Max in terms of a graphics card and other things below (as a link, it'd be a lot to copy and paste and I'd imagine it to be quite annoying to scroll through). If anyone could check it out I'd greatly appreciate it because I don't want to spend the money on a computer that won't work for my needs.
The 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display has "Intel Iris Graphics". I don't know what that is exactly but there you go.
I really don't know how these things work so please help haha.