yea, don't do that to your macbook... use a newer windows-based laptop, brand new and set up specifically for the work. I got mine with a tiny 14" screen for small portable size, cause I hook it up to a 27" 1920x1200 at my desk for most of my work (I advise you to do the same, big 16:10 screen is the best for CAD).
Don't overspend on the laptop though. Get what you need to run the software and don't go overboard... having some extra money for a big display is worth it (unless you only need the laptop for school not for home/office use). Also if you can, get SSD in it... I've got one in mine for my OS and work applications and it's wicked fast for start-up and loading apps/models/assemblies.
Last edited by ApoC_101; 10-10-2012 at 06:45 PM.