Laptop for oil tycoon

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Hi all-

I have what I consider to be a rather fun question. I have a friend whose father, S, needs a new laptop for what I understand to be CAD schematics viewing. S currently has a top of the line Dell m6000 that apparently is struggling to keep up with the demands that S places on it. Today, the Dell apparently stuttered through a board meeting presentation during which S was trying to display schematics of oil fields. S asked his son whether a better laptop existed, and his son asked me.

The requirements S has are fairly simple:

1) replacement needs to smoke through the most intensive 3d/cad visualizations like they are nothing

2) replacement needs to run windows

3) replacement needs to have 17 inch screen

4) battery life is relatively unimportant

The following are irrelevant as far as S is concerned:

1) weight

2) price

S is unfathomably wealthy. Money is literally no object. So no need to maximize value for money, or withhold solutions simply because they are expensive. S wants the best regardless of whether he really needs it, and whatever it costs, he can afford it.

Ideas?

I suggested talking to somebody at Puget Systems about a custom laptop, but I'm curious to hear what you all think. Thank you in advance, and I'll be happy to let you all know what S ends up doing.

 

Chicano

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The Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop would be hard to beat for under $2000.00 USC with all the extras including a 3.4GHz Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4900 CPU and 32GB of installed RAM, a 17.3" Screen and Ten Pad (num pad)

Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=2000100009

Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor
Windows 8
32GB DDR3L memory
256GB Solid SDD + 1TB (5400RPM) hard drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB with Optimus™
Blu-ray Disc® Rewriteable (BD-RE)Drive
1920x1080 TruBrite display
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N (WIDI Ready)
2MP (1080p) webcam
LED backlit keyboard
HDMI output with 4K capability
Starting at 7.6 lbs

Upgraded with this CPU (if it doesn't already include it).
http://ark.intel.com/products/75131/Intel-Core-i7-4900MQ-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz

Intel Core i7-4900MQ Specs
http://www.notebookcheck.org/Intel-Core-i7-4900MQ-Notebook-Processor.95248.0.html
 

synthaside

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I think S should be looking at the high end Sys-admin level machines , we've just done a tech refresh here at work and us in the Architectural / build team have been furnished with Toshiba tecra R940's 3.0 ghz + turbo i7-3540M vPro's underpinned with 8 gig of ram and sizable SSD's with all the usual business level trimmings , and still being under 2cm with the lid closed

Quick and lazy performance indicators from windows performance index because i'm not about to benchmark it here at my desk when i'm supposed to be working.
While I've not tested it on maya / autocad but comparing it to my desktop at home it doesnt look like its going to struggle

processor 7.4
Ram 7.5
graphics 7.0
gaming graphics 7.0
primary HD 7.9

 

Chicano

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The Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop would be hard to beat for under $2000.00 USC with all the extras including a 3.4GHz Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4900 CPU and 32GB of installed RAM, a 17.3" Screen and Ten Pad (num pad)

Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=2000100009

Toshiba Qosmio X70-AST2GX1 Laptop
Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ quad core processor
Windows 8
32GB DDR3L memory
256GB Solid SDD + 1TB (5400RPM) hard drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M 3GB with Optimus™
Blu-ray Disc® Rewriteable (BD-RE)Drive
1920x1080 TruBrite display
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N (WIDI Ready)
2MP (1080p) webcam
LED backlit keyboard
HDMI output with 4K capability
Starting at 7.6 lbs

Upgraded with this CPU (if it doesn't already include it).
http://ark.intel.com/products/75131/Intel-Core-i7-4900MQ-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz

Intel Core i7-4900MQ Specs
http://www.notebookcheck.org/Intel-Core-i7-4900MQ-Notebook-Processor.95248.0.html
 
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