Lightweight and Portable Laptop Capable of Running 3D CAD, and A/V editing?

flamingswordsman

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Hello Gentlemen,

All my life I have been building desktops, from basic home computing to dream machines, you name it I've build it. However I am not well versed in the market of laptops.

This summer I will be prototyping using 3D CAD, and eventually 3D print my design. I will be going away from home for this, and thus I am not able to take my desktop with me. I am in need of a laptop the can smoothly run 3D CAD programs, and that is lightweight and portable.

Bear in mind that I do have a lot of experience modding computers, so I will most likely upgrade the RAM and HDD. All I really need is for it to have a nice processor, decent discrete graphics, and slim/lightweight profile.

So far I am considering this as my most likely option

ASUS UX32VD
intel i5
Nvidia GT 620M

I will be upgrading the stock RAM (4GB) to 10 GB of corsair vengeance 1600 MHz
I will upgrading the stock HDD to a corsair Force GT 256 GB SSD

I want to know if there is a better option out there. My budget is set at $1000. (This budget does not include upgrades) My question to you gents is if there is a better option that matches my criteria and budget?
 

attk mast3r

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i seriously doubt a 620m can run 3d cad at an optimal level, but this should be able to: http://www.excaliberpc.com/622831/gigabyte-u2442d-cf1-14-ultrabook.html

it has a 128gb SSD already, but it is capable of dual storage. the 730m is ranked 89 in a list of the top gpus compared to the 620m at 199, so this should preform very well. it weighs a mere 3.4 lbs and is .83 in thick. should work well for you. the battery life is an average 5.5 hours, so not the best battery life but still rather good.
 

flamingswordsman

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That does look pretty good, thank's for a fast response
 
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