Best Mac for my (construction) business
I don’t really do heavy work with the machine. I use MS Office suite (lots of spreadsheets and word processors), many standard Mac apps, PDF Editor (for editing contracts and construction documents), Slack, Stack (takeoffs), Quickbooks and Dropbox. The Air is a bit sluggish all around, but where it really gets stuck is with the construction plan sets (drawings). It takes forever and a day for the preview or PDF editor to render them. This creates the biggest bottleneck in my daily workflow.
My business partner has the 16″ 2021 MacBook Pro and it’s a beast and I love the screen size. Admittedly, it does a lot more estimating than me, which requires horsepower. I don’t know whether I should look into this or if it would just be overkill for my needs I feel like I got what I paid for when I picked up the Air on sale for $899. Wasn’t expecting it to meet my needs forever.I really need a laptop, however, because I spend most of my time traveling, any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
[Also, I love Mac OS and am heavily entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, but have noticed a lot of others in the industry using ThinkPads. I really don’t know why, but they’re everywhere (I suppose it couldn’t hurt to ask the next person I encounter using one). If anyone works in the industry and has some insight into this I’d be interested to hear about it. I’m not adverse to using a PC if it has a clear advantage for what I do, but I am currently most comfortable with Apple computers.]