For anyone out there that is running Revit 2013 on a laptop, what are the specs for the laptop? We are debating starting to phase laptops in to replace our desktops but we don't want to sacrifice performance when running Revit. Right now the desktops run smoothly without a lot of lagging. Are laptops capable a running the program just as well?
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
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I have been running REVIT MEP 2013 on a Sony VAIO ARS120 with an I7 740 and 6G of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. I have not loaded and huge models, but REVIT seems to run as fast (or faster) on my laptop as it does on my desktop which has 24G RAM.
Dell Precision with 16gb ram
ATI FirePro M8900 Graphics
700gb hard drive
Windows 7 OS
Runs Revit great, along with Navisworks, AutoCADs like Plant3D and AMEP as well as 3DS.
Dell Precision Mobile M6600
Intel i7 500GB HD 16GB RAM Nvidia Quadro 3000M 2GB Win7
I'm currently working on a project with 5 linked models totalling 500MB, I usually have this open in conjunction with
a 100MB Navisworks model. Works as fast as a 50MB project.
Dell and HP both have mobile workstation offerings for this purpose.
Look into using an SSD for your boot drive/OS.
We have one laptop which we use for presentations, client visits etc. It runs Revit MEP as well as any of our desktops.
HP EliteBook 8560W
Intel i7 2820QM 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, Nvidia Quattro 200M 2GB, Win7.
These are great suggestions, because I'm looking for a laptop that can run this software as well.
I was wondering though, does Revit work on Windows 8.1? These laptops sound like they have the power to run the latest software, but nobody has mentioned whether it can run on this OS.
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
I'm also looking for a Alienware laptop to run 2013 Revit MEP & 2013 Autocad. The specification I'm looking at are:
Operating System: Win 7 64 - i7-4800MQ 4.5GHz,
Ram: 32GB Dual Channel DDR3L Ram,
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 780M with 4GB GDDR5. My video card has to handle dual monitors,
Hard Drive: 750GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s + 80GB mSATA SSD Hard Drive, 17.3 (1920 x 1080) display