Laptop for architecture, help please.

Stefano Cipo

Oct 15, 2014
Hi everyone, I need help for buying a laptop. I'm an architect and I will use it exclusevely for working, including some renders. The software I'll use are: Autocad 2D and 3D, Rhinoceros, Sketchup + VRay, Artlantis, Archicad, Photoshop, Illustrator.
1. What is your budget?
Max 1000$
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3. What screen resolution do you want?
I don't know but I'd like to have a high resolution
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Mainly desktop replacement
5. How much battery life do you need?
Not important
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photo editing, rendering
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
~ 500GB
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Just DVD
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
No preference
13. What country do you live in?
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Thanks in advance!