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Well, if you installed Windows via bootcamp, then yes, they would be every bit as capable as any PC laptop with the same hardware, which is kind of the rub. Those programs are very ill suited for laptops. The primary problem is that they will cause the CPU and possibly GPU, to run very hot thus overwhelming the cooling capacity of a laptop leaving a lot of hot air trapped inside the case raising the thermal floor.
Laptops all use convection cooling, and the laws of thermodynamics dictate that you can't cool anything down beyond the coldest element in the mix. So if we were to say that the air inside the case is say 60C, then that is the coolest you could ever hope to get the CPU. If you just keep building up hot air inside the case, and can't bring in fresh cool air to absorb some of that heat... It creates a vicious cycle, and ultimately you shorten the lifespan of the laptop significantly.
So it doesn't really matter if you go with an Apple laptop or anything else, it's still a laptop and as a result will have the above problem. In some ways the aluminum case on a MBP will help compared to the plastic used by virtually everyone else, but not enough that you won't still be slow baking the internals of the laptop and hastening the demise of the unit.
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