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xbakerarch
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Best Laptop for AutoCAD & Revit

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03-20-2011 12:26 PM

What is the best laptop to use for AutoCAD and Revit 2010?  Should I consider a Mac Book Pro?

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namssurt
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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCAD & Revit

03-21-2011 04:55 AM in reply to: xbakerarch

Mac Book only if you want to waste money or are totally in love with Mac's. At this time neither Axad nor Revit works in native Mac mode and both require loading Windows through parallels or similar or running Boot Camp. The first option slows you down and the second means you have paid too much for a Windows machine since the Mac functions are not accessible without a reboot.

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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCAD & Revit

03-21-2011 07:32 AM in reply to: xbakerarch

If you're concerned about rendering speed, an i7-2920XM is way better than the previous generation's i7-940XM, and will give performance almost up there with an i7-980X desktop.  If you don't care much about rendering, then target a fast CPU with fewer cores, such as the i5-2540M.

 

Also, keep in mind that Revit wants lots of RAM.

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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCAD & Revit

03-21-2011 07:51 AM in reply to: xbakerarch

Search is always a good option:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Hardware/Buying-a-laptop-pour-Autocad-and-Revit/td-p/2935160

 

How do you want to use this laptop?  If you want ANY production at all, you're looking at a min 17" screen.

 

Reid

Homebuilt box: I5-2500k, MSI P67A-GD65, 12gig DDR3 1600 ram, ASUS ENGTX460 Video card, WD Velociraptor WD4500HLHX HD, Win 7 64 pro.
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Re: Best Laptop for AutoCAD & Revit

03-21-2011 11:12 AM in reply to: namssurt

Revit is not available for Mac but AutoCAD is, albeit as a first-generation product with all the limitations and problems associated with it.  But otherwise seconded on the Mac opinion - if its important for others to see a fruit logo on your computer, get one; otherwise get a PC.

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