Looking for Laptop for 3d Modelling Rendering and CAD


Dec 19, 2013
I've seen a few posts on this and learned a bunch of stuff, however I'm not convinced with what I've seen in stores. I'm looking to buy a new laptop for school (architecture) and use it mainly for autocad, 3ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator. I am hoping to spend no more than $1400 (US). Based on what I've read I def need an i7 core processor, although I have no idea what the differences are between each processor of the i7 family. Also, if this (http://www.cgchannel.com/2013/11/group-test-amd-and-nvidia-professional-gpus-2013/) is right, AMD firepro performs better for max and maya, and that suits my needs. I just have not found any laptops equipped with this card. What Id also like from the laptop is some flexibility. If it comes with 16gb ram, id like for to be upgradable to 32 gb.

Any recommendations?