Which laptop would be better for AutoCAD?

thatIDguy

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Hello, I've asked around before, however the laptops I was checking out were sold out. Sucks.

Anyway, I'm trying to choose among these laptops. Which would be the best bet? I do have a tight budget and have narrowed it down to these few choices. I've checked in so many stores and these are by far the best among the possible ones.

I'm not exactly a tech-savvy person, but I have read about the graphics cards of these machines. Although I'm still undecided because I'm still new to these things and I am still having difficulty understanding them.

Here are the choices:

Lenovo G5070
Intel Core i5-4210U Processor (3M Cache, 1.7GHz up to 2.70 GHz)
500 GB HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM
ATI JET LE R5 M230 with 2GB DDR3L VRAM
No OS


Lenovo G5070
Intel Core i5-4200U Processor (3M Cache, 1.6GHz up to 2.60 GHz)
1TB HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM
ATI JET LE R5 M230 with 2GB DDR3L VRAM
No OS

ASUS X550
i5-4200U
GT 820M
4GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 8.1
1TB HDD




So it's basically
ATI JET LE R5 M230 with 2GB DDR3L VRAM or GT 820M?






 

mibix19

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Hi. Autocad will run fast enough on any of todays laptops. You do not need a super fast machine to run it. If you print any drawings you might be better spending some of your budget on a good plotter or printer.
 

thatIDguy

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Well I'll get the plotter/printer later on, or I don't know. I'll be printing out on 20x30 sheets and the printers for that are hella expensive and I'm still just studying.



So then, ATI JET LE R5 M230 with 2GB DDR3L VRAM or GT 820M? Or does it not matter?
 

thatIDguy

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Well I went with the G5070. Won't be using this that long anyway, hopefully I graduate soon and start working! 1 year to go. Anyway I thought that the spare cash would probably go to an SSD or a printer soon. Thank you very much for all your help.

@TryHardVermin - If you could that might be helpful. I'm planning to buy another laptop/desktop (still not sure which, but probably the last quarter of this year) although the budget's probably gonna be say 700$ still.
 

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Are you against building your own desktop? Or does it have to be a prebuilt pc/laptop?
 
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