Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby JacobFisher » August 30th, 2017, 9:55 am

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You may choose any! Each of them is great for your purposes!

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby Curtis_Hungness » September 21st, 2017, 7:26 am

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I have been using a Lenovo E540 for the past two years now and I have been running, Auto CAD, Solidworks 2017, Fusion 360, Inventor, Photoshop, and Illustrator on it and have never had a problem. All I've done to it was upgrade the ram to 16GB.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby MoShake » November 6th, 2017, 8:25 pm

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Apple computers for rendering and I.D. modeling are pretty expensive and they don´t deliver the performance of a pc of the same price. Value/Price ratio here.

I will go for a computer with the higher ghz speed of the CPU I could buy with an SSD as hard disk. Rhino and Vray use a lot of the hard disk in certain situations.

16 Gb of RAM for the most of the projects are ok but if you can buy 32 would be nice.

Laptops get outdated very fast in these days, so I will not spend more than 2k on it. Just my thoughts.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby ralphzoontjens » November 7th, 2017, 5:59 am

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I agree that for Solidworks, the graphics processor is very important.
Rendering is often CPU based so you have to look at the CPU benchmark rating.
An SSD is highly recommended and make sure to have an external backup drive as well.
You don't need extremely high specs to run Rhino so you can go for a modest budget laptop with lower RAM, CPU and small SSD, as well and invest in a desktop PC as your rendering powerstation and backup drive.
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