Buying a Laptop for an Architect


Jul 27, 2013
Hey guys,

I'm planning to buy a laptop for my sister. She's an architect, and mainly uses software like Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop, etc and other software's that Architects mainly use for 3D modelling and sketching, etc.

I'm not too sure about what kind of specs would be a minimum. I was looking at the Lenovo Z50 that has an i7-4510U processor, NVIDIA GeForce 820M 2GB, 8 GB ram and a 1TB HDD. It costs about $680, would those specs be good enough to run the software? Are there better deals out there for laptops that are of about the same or better specs?

Thank You. :)