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June 7, 2013 9:03:06 AM

i want the best laptop for architecture programs to run with high performance like autocad, rhino, revit,3ds max, i don't care about price i just want to get a laptop that has the best performance and very durable as it will stay with me for a long time

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June 7, 2013 9:10:50 AM

Get a laptop with high-res screen (e.g. 1920x1080 or better). There are some recently released models (Asus, Toshiba) with 2560x1440. You should also look for 15.6" or 17.0" screens, dedicated videocard.

I am not a fan of Apple, but MacBook Retina would be your dream laptop.
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June 7, 2013 9:14:23 AM

im not an apple fan either, some people told me to get the lenovo thinkpad w530 and others said dell would be better, what do u think is the best processor and best videocard type?
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a b D Laptop
June 7, 2013 10:55:22 AM

Alabalcho said:
Get a laptop with high-res screen (e.g. 1920x1080 or better). There are some recently released models (Asus, Toshiba) with 2560x1440. You should also look for 15.6" or 17.0" screens, dedicated videocard.

I am not a fan of Apple, but MacBook Retina would be your dream laptop.


And pay $2500 for a laptop that would cost 1/2 as much from any other manufacturer? No thanks. Autodesk Suite usually favors PC over Mac, that's why they didn't make a Mac version for over a decade. I'd go for a higher end Origin or Falcon Northwest system for that kind of cash.
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June 10, 2013 12:06:28 PM

@g-unit, OP said "money's not a problem", I have said "not an iFan". In addition - one can boot iMac into Windows.
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a b D Laptop
June 10, 2013 1:52:34 PM

Alabalcho said:
@g-unit, OP said "money's not a problem", I have said "not an iFan". In addition - one can boot iMac into Windows.


I'd rather just get a real Windows system and skip the emulator. You could buy a really high end laptop from one of the resellers I suggested with that kind of cash. I'd get a Falcon Northwest TLX over a Macbook Pro any day of the week.
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June 10, 2013 3:16:02 PM

i was thinking about the lenovo y500 or y510? is it good or what?
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June 24, 2013 8:41:01 AM

I am an architecture student as well and I have been looking at the lenovo y500 too but i suggest looking into the y510p. It has the 4th gen intel chip which will improve the battery life significantly. Also it has a better dedicated graphics. Also i have been looking into what components would work best with the adobe suite. What I found was a list of graphics cards that adobe supports. I did the same with auto desk programs. I am pretty sure that the y510p will be able to handle everything especially with the duel graphics but i know that there are better laptops that are made specifically to be a workstation for auto desk and adobe products.

As I continued to research what would make the best architecture laptop I looked into each gpu (Graphics Processing Unit). While computers mentions on this forum are great options the truth of the matter is that really you are look for a gpu that works well with 3d programs and vector based geometry. Nvidia has a set of graphics cards that are specifically designs for these processes. Look into the Quadro series. From there you can choose a laptop that has the gpu that well run these programs with easy.

Quadro laptops:
Lenovo ThinkPad W530
Dell Precision M6600
Fujitsu CELSIUS H720
HP EliteBook 8570w
MSi GT60
Xi PowerGo 154

Good luck with your laptop and your studio!
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June 24, 2013 9:56:24 AM

thank you that helped a lot!
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June 24, 2013 10:48:14 AM

salmaaly said:
i was thinking about the lenovo y500 or y510? is it good or what?


I have a Y500 and it's probably the best laptop I've ever owned.
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