Picking a Laptop for 3D modeling (Architecture)

dianasaenko

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Hello there,
I am looking to get a laptop for architectural modeling since I'm an aspiring architect, however I am not to familiar with computer hardware, and so could you please help me with picking a laptop which can run 3DMax, CAD, Rhino, etc. with really fast performance as well as a good display of at least 1080p, 4k display preferable. I would also like it to weigh no more than 4kg, and have enough storage for about 2TB (I'm not sure of the size of the 3D models, but I would be having to store quite a lot of them on my laptop). Finally, I would like it to be 15" or 17" dependent on the availability.

EDIT: Budget is approx. £2000 - £2500
 

uthvag

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233065&cm_re=lpatops-_-34-233-065-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152661&cm_re=lpatops-_-34-152-661-_-Product

however it is hard to get 4k screens on laptops as the harware finds it hard to display games at that res.

anyway if you want a 4k the lenovo y50 has one but with a less powerful gtx 860m

PS- i know you might have your reaons for a laptop , but are you sure that you cant opt for a desktop? insanely more powerful
 

uthvag

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Budget please

going by VRAM i would suggest gigabyte PC25xv2 which has 8gb VRAM on a 880m

but the gtx 970m / 980m on later laptops are a bit more powerful but pricey too


A budget would really help
 

dianasaenko

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Sorry, forgot to include the price. I would like it to be not too far beyond £2000 - £2500
 

uthvag

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233065&cm_re=lpatops-_-34-233-065-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152661&cm_re=lpatops-_-34-152-661-_-Product

however it is hard to get 4k screens on laptops as the harware finds it hard to display games at that res.

anyway if you want a 4k the lenovo y50 has one but with a less powerful gtx 860m

PS- i know you might have your reaons for a laptop , but are you sure that you cant opt for a desktop? insanely more powerful
 

uthvag

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well there are some with the quadro series, actually the hardware is pretty similar but the drivers differ anyway

HP ZBook 15 G2 ~2500

MSI GT70-20Li716121B~3000

Dell Precision M2800 ~ 2000


i usually do some mods using blender (not much though just some armor , a few bodies and such) usinf=g my 870m and find it adequate +photoshop seems fine too

anyway these laptops are hard to find in sites like newegg , so i think you have to order it from their respective stores/sites

 
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