Help me choose a laptop for autocad

edlamy

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Hi, I will need a laptop for 3D design with sketchup or autocad. My budget is low (about £350) so these seem like the best ones i can find. I was thinking the toshiba portege as it has best processor but concerned about its graphics (Intel® HD Graphics 3000).

HP ENVY 15-j151sa Refurbished:
AMD A10-5750M APU (2 MB cache),
8 GB DDR3,
AMD Radeon 8750M (2 GB DDR3),
1 TB SSHD 5400 rpm,
SCREEN 15.6" LED 1920 x 1080.

TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B-1NX Refurbished:
Intel Core i5-4210U Processor (1.7 GHz, 2.7 GHz with TurboBoost, 3 MB cache),
8 GB DDR3 (16 GB maximum installable RAM),
Intel HD Graphics 4400,
1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm,
15.6" TruBrite LED backlit 1366 x 768.

Toshiba R830 Portege Refurbished:
Intel Core i7 2640M 2.8GHz,
8GB Ram,
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
128GB SSD
13.3" 1366 x 768

I don't know much about computers but from what I've looked up the HP Envy seems like the best choice for 3D CAD because of the graphics and screen resolution, although the toshiba has a better processor and CAD only uses one processor core anyway but the sketchup site says something about problems with intel graphics cards. Here are the sketchup requirments:
http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/36208

Thanks for any help
 

hang-the-9

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All of the laptops are compromising in an area as you noticed, unfortunately in your budget you are stuck with something not being up to par. For your price, look for a used Lenovo W520, you may be able to find one in that budget. It should have an i7 CPU and an NVidia Quadro card. I know you can find a W510 in that price (the ones I sell have all gone for about $250 USD) which should also be a decent system.
 
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