Best laptop for Revit and sketchup for a 1000 dollar budget

ShadowLink64

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I am looking for a good laptop computer that I can rely on for using revit. I have only used revit sparingly until now( I was using sketchup before for modeling solar panels on houses). I am ready to get another laptop now and I am having trouble finding one that will work for me. I used to have trouble using sketchup and I don't want to have any issues with revit when I start using that for my new job. I would rather spend a little more now and have the computer be able to do what I need then have it freeze up when I start to use it for more complicated stuff.



There's a couple things I have been looking for in a new laptop.
-12 gbs ram at least( I would be happy to get a computer with less and upgrade if its a deal)
-good processor(hopefully around 3Ghz)
-and I am saving a couple hundred dollars to get a solid state, but if I could find one in the laptop. it would save me the trouble.
-and good enough graphics to handle the programs, but I don't really know about that stuff. I have been looking at this site as a reference that lists minimum requirements for revit to get an idea of what I need.

http://www.nwtc.edu/academics/degrees/manufacturing/Documents/Software%20Install%20Instructions/Choosing%20a%20Laptop%20or%20PC%20for%20Autocad%20and%20Revit.pdf

My budget is around 1000. I can go a little higher if I need and certainly I would be happy to spend less if there is something that will work fine for less money.

Thanks in advance for any help
-Matthew
 

raisonjohn

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Here are several laptops to choose from based on your requirements. The first option barely meets your $1000-budget. The second option costs $100 more with more USB ports and lighter weight. The third option costs $200 more with a larger screen and most USB ports. The last option costs $579 more with the best screen resolution (UHD), panel type (IPS), VRAM (4GB), faster storage (SSD), quickest wi-fi connectivity (a/c), and lightest (4.5 lbs.):

ASUS ROG GL551JW-DS71
15.6", 1920 x 1080 resolution, non-IPS
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz Clock Speed to 3.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed)
16GB DDR3 RAM
NVidia GTX 960M 2GB DDR5
3x USB 3.0 Ports
Windows 8.1
1TB HDD, 7200rpm
DVD/CD Writer
802.11 a/g/n wireless connectivity
6 pounds

$1,014.99

MSI GE62 APACHE-082
15.6", 1920 x 1080 resolution, non-IPS
Intel Core i7-5700HQ (2.7GHz Clock Speed to 3.5GHz Max. Turbo Speed)
12GB DDR3 RAM
NVidia GTX 960M 2GB DDR5
3x USB 3.0 Ports + 1x USB 2.0 Port
Windows 8.1
1TB HDD, 7200rpm
DVD Writer
Bluetooth wireless connectivity
5.3 pounds

$1,099.99

MSI GE72 Apache-027
17.3", 1920 x 1080 resolution, non-IPS
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz Clock Speed to 3.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed)
16GB DDR3 RAM
NVidia GTX 965M 2GB DDR5
3x USB 3.0 Ports + 2x USB 2.0 Ports
Windows 8.1
1TB HDD, 7200rpm
DVD Writer
Bluetooth wireless connectivity
6 pounds

$1,199.00

ASUS ROG G501JW-DS71
15.6", 3840 x 2160 resolution, IPS
Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.6GHz Clock Speed to 3.6GHz Max. Turbo Speed)
16GB DDR3 RAM
NVidia GTX 960M 4GB DDR5
3x USB 3.0 Ports
Windows 8.1
512GB SSD
DVD/CD Writer
802.11 a/c wireless connectivity
4.5 pounds

$1,579.00

Hope these info help. Good luck in your decision!
 
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