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I want to buy a laptop for the below activities:

1- UI/UX design: More for ios
2- 3d design: Rhino - 3ds Max
3- Rendering - Vray


Best regards

* Do you suggest me to buy an Macbook?
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Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby Mrog » April 15th, 2017, 9:14 am


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Easy, what is your budget? When you figured that out buy the best machine you can afford. Done.

Even cheap(er) laptops are capable enough for some 3D and 2D stuff nowadays (~everything above 500-700 bucks, roughly). It really depends mostly on your preference regarding OS, formfactor, portability, etc.

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Look into Toshiba as in my experience they have the best quality/budget and are real workhorses.
You definitely want an octacore processor and large SSD if you are going to do a lot of 3D work.

Also look into Chinese brands at gearbest.com. I bought an Onda tablet and it's a decent machine.
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Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby sonofscrotum » April 17th, 2017, 12:54 am


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For SolidWorks, a Quadro or FireGL (now called Radeon Pro) graphics processor is a must.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby Mrog » April 17th, 2017, 5:56 am


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I would argue that doesn't apply to designers using solidworks. Overkill.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby slippyfish » April 17th, 2017, 1:15 pm

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What's the point of diminishing returns as far as design laptops go? For instance some of the BOXX laptops get into the $3-$4K range.
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we use Dell Precision laptops across the board at Design-engine
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Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby cloundy » May 15th, 2017, 11:41 pm


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It's belong for your budget. Dell or Apple Macbook Air is a good choice
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cloundy wrote:It's belong for your budget. Dell or Apple Macbook Air is a good choice

Ban this a**hole.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby daniel_acg » May 22nd, 2017, 11:07 am


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as everyone here, it depends on your budget.

for the best experience you should be looking for:

Fast Rendering -4 core (or more) processor like an i7
Large file handling -16gb of ram (or more, you could buy one with 8gb and upgrade it to 16 often it's cheaper then upgrade by manufacture directly)
Fast model navigation and procedural rendering -Dedicated graphics card like an Nvida or AMD (Nvidia has better compatibility)
UI and Accurate color Visualization -A good quality monitor screen with at least 1080px resolution (best use of the UI and accurate visualization of the model and colors)

The brands i recommend because of it's price and quality are Toshiba, Dell (look for the XPS line) and Lenovo (look for the Y series)

Generally any Gaming laptops would work, you could also look for the workstations line of laptops but those are much more expensive, also the HDD can be upgraded to an SSD to noticeably improve the computer response to open the OS, files and applications, some laptops already come with an SSD. Stay away for the very cheap ones (like HP and Gateway) those won't offer a good quality.

Re: What s the best laptop for designers?

Postby Harry1591 » May 25th, 2017, 10:05 am


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I've had the Microsoft Surface Book for over a month now, and I have to say I'm very happy with it.
https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/best-touchscreen-laptops
Absolute laptop perfection, and becomes a tablet if you want it to. The key to its success is the brilliantly engineered hinge, and perfect weight distribution.
Typing on the keyboard is a dream and really responsive.
Overall, great product from Microsoft. Definitely worth the money!


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