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Best Laptop for AutoCad 2010, Revit, 3D modeling and fast renders...

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12-29-2009 08:21 AM
Hi to all...
I'm a architecture student, im doing the second year, and i will travel to the USA and i want to by a laptop but i don't know if is better apple, dell, or hp...
Then i want to know witch parametrs i need to work with AutoCad 2010, Revit, 3D modeling and fast renders..
I would be pleased to hear from any body who can help me !! :smileyhappy:
*Dustin
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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCad 2010, Revit, 3D modeling and fast renders...

12-29-2009 08:57 AM in reply to: elios_kovaci
dell m6400 or m6500 and spec to meet your budget with windows 7 professional
64 bit!

wrote in message news:6310049@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi to all...
I'm a architecture student, im doing the second year, and i will travel to
the USA and i want to by a laptop but i don't know if is better apple, dell,
or hp...
Then i want to know witch parametrs i need to work with AutoCad 2010, Revit,
3D modeling and fast renders..
I would be pleased to hear from any body who can help me !! :smileyhappy:
*Brad
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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCad 2010, Revit, 3D modeling and fast renders...

12-29-2009 01:24 PM in reply to: elios_kovaci
I am not familiar with the Dell models, but get an Intel Core i7 or Core 2
Quad based machine since you are doing renderings. Both are quad processor
machines, but the i7 is newer and therefore costs a little more. An OpenGL
video card will cost more, but should not work any better than the Direct X
9 video cards. Windows 7 64 bit is a must at this point. Get at least 4 GB
of RAM and more if you can afford it. Note that the Core 2 Quad takes RAM
in 2 GB increments and the Core i7 takes RAM in 3 GB increments, so go to 6
GB at least for the Core i7. Watch the hard drive speeds. Get at least
7200 RPM. I don't know if there is any thing faster in laptop drives, but
5400 RPM is too slow.

Apple is ok, but costs more for the same computer and there is the headache
of multiple operating systems. Unless you are a computer geek (who would
not ask the original question) or have an Apple already, I would eliminate
Apple from your search. HP, Dell, Toshiba, Panasonic, etc are all good
brands. Alienware has been good too, but a little pricy from what I hear.
Sony may be ok, but everything I have bought from Sony has left me sorry I
did. I have not bought one of their laptops, but cassette players, DVDs,
etc. have all been lacking in the consumer grade items.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=12431819

Brad
C3D 2010 on Vista Business 64 SP 2
LT 2010 on XP Pro SP 3

"Dustin" wrote in message
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dell m6400 or m6500 and spec to meet your budget with windows 7 professional
64 bit!

wrote in message news:6310049@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi to all...
I'm a architecture student, im doing the second year, and i will travel to
the USA and i want to by a laptop but i don't know if is better apple, dell,
or hp...
Then i want to know witch parametrs i need to work with AutoCad 2010, Revit,
3D modeling and fast renders..
I would be pleased to hear from any body who can help me !! :smileyhappy:
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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCad 2010, Revit, 3D modeling and fast renders...

12-29-2009 02:09 PM in reply to: elios_kovaci
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5274166&CatId=2511
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