Looking for a laptop for 3D work on the move!

boozerbiz

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Hi guys,

I am looking to get a new laptop for using 3ds Max, Unity, Photoshop, possibly Mudbox.
I have a workstation PC at home so I will not need to be doing any rendering or really intensive tasks. Its just for modelling, animating and game development related activities.
I have researched like mad (like i do for everything!) but I would like some opinions on laptops that you use or have used for these tasks?
I find getting opinions from personal experience to be the best way to find out what is going to work :)

I like the look of this Lenovo z710, so this price range is around what I'm looking at. I am completely open to suggestions however, what has worked for you? Something cheaper maybe?! I don't need it to be an absolute beast so I have pulled myself away from more expensive models like the Dell precision series, with a decent PC at home it just doesn't seem worth spending loads on a laptop unless I really need to.

Lenovo are also releasing a new flex laptop soon that I thought could be fun. It can come with 16GB of ram and a 256 SSD. The drawback with it is the i7-4510u dual core processor. Has anyone got or used a similar dual-core processor with good results in the software I mentioned? I have only really worked on 3ds Max etc a lot on my PC at home so I don't really know how low I can go with components while keeping good performance.

I'm not worried about the weight of the laptop and would like at least a 15.6 inch screen.

Soooooo what are you all rocking on your laps for work? :)

Thanks!

 

boozerbiz

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Cool thanks, someone else recommended me an Acer Aspire as well, must be good:D I'll have a hunt around some UK sellers and see what I can find!
 

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Please remember to select a best answer if it helped you
 

boozerbiz

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Ok, id still like to hear some peoples experiences who use the software I mentioned on laptops before giving a best answer:)
 

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Personally I use an asus n series laptop for what you are doing but it cost £100 more. They are very good for it and can handle 3ds max easily. I have also had a friend that has a toshiba and it works just fine but I don't know the model unfortunately. The acer v3 is also a good deal from what I have heard people say.
 

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That's great thanks, I will check them out. It's good to know the right software runs well for you on it. Its all about the smoothness of the software! and being comfortable:D
 

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Cool thanks, I've not had either before but always hear good things, some good models about too:)

 

boozerbiz

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Soooo after adjusting the budget and looking around loads I think I may have settled on this....
http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/G750JX-T4264H-ASUS-G750JX-T4264H_1508794.html

The price seems good to me and you can get a 3 year warranty for an extra £50.

I also like the fact that it is well ventilated and should hopefully last well.

I just wondered if anyone has or has had one? Or has a better alternative? Just some last thoughts before I take the plunge!
 

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Try the one of the new 4K laptops screens.

The Y50 has some of the latest PC technologies, pushing it into the class of a true gaming laptop. The $1,299.99 model has a Core i7 i7-4710HQ processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics chip with 2GB of video memory, 8GB of DRAM and 1TB of hard-drive storage. The $1,599.99 model has the same Core i7 CPU, the GeForce GTX 860M with 4GB of video memory, 16GB of DRAM and 512GB solid-state drive storage. Resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels

The laptops have Windows 8, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI connector and two USB 3.0 ports.

Toshiba - http://www.toshiba.com/us/p50t


 
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