Laptop for 2D CAD, 3D modeling, photo editing

baasch

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Hello,

I am planning on buying a new laptop for 2D CAD, 3D modeling in 3ds max, Rhino, Revit, Autocad, etc... and photo editing in Photoshop.


I am currently looking at:


ASUS G771JW:
Core i7-4720HQ
8GB RAM (max. 16 GB RAM)
GeForce GTX 960M
1TB HDD 7200 rpm
17'' Full HD IPS
3,4 kg
1000 euro ( I can add more RAM and SSD later.)

ASUS ROG G551JW:
i7-4720HQ
16GB RAM (max. 16 GB RAM)
GTX 960M
1256GB (256GB SSD + 1TB HDD) (5400 rpm)
15'' Full HD IPS
2,7 kg
1200 euro

HP Omen 15:
Intel Core i7-4710HQ, 4x 2.50GHz
RAM: 16GB
256GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4GB
15.6", 1920x1080, Multi-Touch
2,1 kg
1500 euro

Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
RAM: 16GB (max. 16 GB RAM)
1TB HDD + 256GB SSD (5400 rpm)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 2GB
17.3", IPS
3 kg
1340 euro

Lenovo Ideapad Y 70-70:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
RAM: 16GB (max. 16 GB RAM)
512GB SSD
GeForce GTX 960M, 4GB
17.3", 1920x1080, Multi-Touch, IPS
3,4 kg
1400 euro

XMG P705:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 4x 2.60GHz
RAM: 16GB (max. RAM 32 GB!)
1TB HDD 7200 rpm
GeForce GTX 965M, 2GB
17.3" IPS
3,2 kg
1500 euro

Comparing the specifications, I like XMG P705 the most, because only it can be upgraded to up to 32 gb of RAM. The only concern I have with it is the screen and its quality, since I can't find any review/information about it, and I would like to be doing some photo editing.

Any laptop above 3,4 kg would be way too heavy for me.

Another laptops I am considering (although a bit pricier):

Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation
Intel Core i7-4712MQ, 4x 2.30GHz
RAM: 8GB (max. 16 GB RAM)
500GB HDD
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, 2GB
15.6", 1920x1080, Multi-Touch
1,88 kg
1600 euro

HP ZBook 15:
Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 4x 2.40GHz
RAM: 4GB (max. RAM 32 GB)
750GB HDD + 32GB SSD-Cache
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M, 2GB
15.6", 1920x1080
2,8 kg
1680 euro

HP ZBook 15:
Intel Core i7-4710MQ, 4x 2.50GHz
RAM: 8GB (max. RAM 32 GB)
750GB HDD
AMD FirePro W5170M, 2GB
15.6", 1920x1080
1500 euro

I also cannot find any information about the HP ZBook and Dell Precision M3800 screens, which unfortunately are Not IPS.

Dell XPS 15:
Intel Core i7-4712HQ, 4x 2.30GHz
RAM: 16GB (max. 16 GB RAM)
1TB HDD + 32GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 2GB
15.6", 3200x1800, Multi-Touch, glare, IGZO, Gorilla-Glas
2 kg
1500 euro

The XPS 15 is with 4k screen, so I think it would not a be very wise choice because of the scaling issues.

MSI PE70 2QE Prestige:
Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 4x 2.60GHz
RAM: 16GB (max. 16 GB RAM)
1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
GeForce GTX 960M, 2GB
17.3", 1920x1080
2,6 kg
1600 euro

The screen of the MSI PE70 2QE also isn't IPS, but should cover about 100% of sRGB, other than that, I can't find any other specifications.

So would the Quadro or the NVIDIA GeForce graphic card be a better choice for my kind of work?

I am really hoping that someone could give me some input.

Thank you in advance!
 

baasch

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Thanks! But which graphic card do you thing is better for this kind of work, the Quadro K1100M, 2GB; the AMD FirePro W5170M, 2GB or the GTX 960M, 2GB (/970m)?

Thanks again!

 
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