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jose901010
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Help with choosing a laptop for AutoCAD

Hi, my daughter was asked to get a laptop that runs AutoCAD, and we were looking for different options and we found these two on our budget:

 

https://simple.ripley.cl/hp-14-cf0005la-intelr-coretm-i5-20gb-memoria-16gb-intelr-optanetm-4gb-ram-1...

 

https://www.falabella.com/falabella-cl/product/6831013/Notebook-AMD-Ryzen-R5-1TB-RAM-12GB-15.6-/6831...

 

 

I know it's in Spanish, so I will write down the specifications down here:

 

-First Notebook HP:  ($514 USD)

 

Brand: HP
System: Windows 10
Processor type: Intel® Core® i5
Processor Model: Intel® Core ™ i5-8250U
Processor Speed (GHz) 1.6
Memory: 20 GB of memory (16 GB Intel® Optane ™ + 4 GB of RAM)
Memory Type: RAM DDR4 2400 SDRAM
Hard Disk Capacity: 1 TB
Hard Disk Type: 5400 RPM
Touch screen: No
Screen (inches) 14
Video card: AMD Radeon ™ 530 DDR5 2GB

 

-Second notebook Acer:   ($440 USD)

 

Processor: AMD RYZEN R5
Video card model: AMD Radeon Vega 8
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Hard Disk HDD: 1TB
SSD solid state drive: Does not apply
Core processor: Quad Core
Processor speed: 2.0 GHz
Processor model: 2500U
RAM memory: 12GB
Expandable RAM: Yes
System: Windows 10 Home

 

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

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neaton
in reply to: jose901010

Of those two, I would go with the one with the faster processor speed and the larger screen size.

>>These<< are the computer specs for AutoCAD 2020.

Nancy

 


@jose901010 wrote:

Hi, my daughter was asked to get a laptop that runs AutoCAD, and we were looking for different options and we found these two on our budget:

 

https://simple.ripley.cl/hp-14-cf0005la-intelr-coretm-i5-20gb-memoria-16gb-intelr-optanetm-4gb-ram-1...

 

https://www.falabella.com/falabella-cl/product/6831013/Notebook-AMD-Ryzen-R5-1TB-RAM-12GB-15.6-/6831...

 

 

I know it's in Spanish, so I will write down the specifications down here:

 

-First Notebook HP:  ($514 USD)

 

Brand: HP
System: Windows 10
Processor type: Intel® Core® i5
Processor Model: Intel® Core ™ i5-8250U
Processor Speed (GHz) 1.6
Memory: 20 GB of memory (16 GB Intel® Optane ™ + 4 GB of RAM)
Memory Type: RAM DDR4 2400 SDRAM
Hard Disk Capacity: 1 TB
Hard Disk Type: 5400 RPM
Touch screen: No
Screen (inches) 14
Video card: AMD Radeon ™ 530 DDR5 2GB

 

-Second notebook Acer:   ($440 USD)

 

Processor: AMD RYZEN R5
Video card model: AMD Radeon Vega 8
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Hard Disk HDD: 1TB
SSD solid state drive: Does not apply
Core processor: Quad Core
Processor speed: 2.0 GHz
Processor model: 2500U
RAM memory: 12GB
Expandable RAM: Yes
System: Windows 10 Home

 

Thank you!


Message 3 of 7
Tomislav.Golubovic
in reply to: neaton

And if you can get one with an SSD you'll be better off for it.

Message 4 of 7
igor
in reply to: jose901010

If you want a laptop that will run AutoCAD nicely, you'd want to spend around $1000 for it, but honestly, if she will not be working on large project and it's just for learning AutoCAD, both of those laptops will suffice. AutoCAD isn't very demanding. I was previously working on a very old PC for almost 5 years before I decided to upgrade it to something more modern. The only specs I would suggest as a minimum is 4 cores, try to go with something that will go at least 3.5GHz boost speed (more the better), 8GB of RAM and an SSD. Graphics cards are not relevant for AutoCAD.
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pendean
in reply to: jose901010
Message 6 of 7
s.borello
in reply to: jose901010

If it's only between the two you posted I would go with your second option... I would still want more ram and processor speed. 

 

-Second notebook Acer:   ($440 USD)

 

Processor: AMD RYZEN R5
Video card model: AMD Radeon Vega 8
Screen size: 15.6 inches
Hard Disk HDD: 1TB
SSD solid state drive: Does not apply
Core processor: Quad Core
Processor speed: 2.0 GHz
Processor model: 2500U
RAM memory: 12GB
Expandable RAM: Yes
System: Windows 10 Home

 

Message 7 of 7
igor
in reply to: s.borello

I would too pick the Ryzen laptop over the other one and just spend an extra ~$50 and put an SSD in it.

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