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July 18, 2013 8:25:57 PM




Hi
I was reading different reviews on internet for tha last 3 hors and I am so confused.
I am an architect and I will be using the laptop for
3Ds Max modeling.static modeling.No video making but complex scenes with lots of lights and materials which need to be rendered in huge dimensions.
Photoshop for composing my presentation tables,A1 and A0 size with lots of layers.
Autocad 3D.
I prefer to buy an HP since I was very satisfied with the other 2 old HPs I had.
My budget is around 550 $,I know it's not enough but this is what I can afford for now.
which parameters should I consider for CPU and graphic card and RAM?
I have several external disks and don't need the internal disk space to store files.
I don't care about battery life
I don't care about power consumption
I don't care about heat production
I don't care about gaming

thank you

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1. What is your budget?
500-600 $ (not including tax)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything with a 15" screen or bigger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1050x1680 or better if possible

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
laptop

5. How much battery life do you need?
doesn't matter

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop?
not really.my main goal is to do 3D modeling.static modeling no animation.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, any other 3d modeling programs.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 2-3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
basic.just CD and DVD reader.


12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I will buy an HP.so satisfied with the old one I had.

13. What country do you live in?
Italy
a b D Laptop
July 18, 2013 9:16:17 PM

shivazamani said:



Hi
I was reading different reviews on internet for tha last 3 hors and I am so confused.
I am an architect and I will be using the laptop for
3Ds Max modeling.static modeling.No video making but complex scenes with lots of lights and materials which need to be rendered in huge dimensions.
Photoshop for composing my presentation tables,A1 and A0 size with lots of layers.
Autocad 3D.
I prefer to buy an HP since I was very satisfied with the other 2 old HPs I had.
My budget is around 550 $,I know it's not enough but this is what I can afford for now.
which parameters should I consider for CPU and graphic card and RAM?
I have several external disks and don't need the internal disk space to store files.
I don't care about battery life
I don't care about power consumption
I don't care about heat production
I don't care about gaming

thank you

___________________________________________________________________________
1. What is your budget?
500-600 $ (not including tax)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything with a 15" screen or bigger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1050x1680 or better if possible

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
laptop

5. How much battery life do you need?
doesn't matter

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop?
not really.my main goal is to do 3D modeling.static modeling no animation.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, any other 3d modeling programs.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 2-3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
basic.just CD and DVD reader.


12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I will buy an HP.so satisfied with the old one I had.

13. What country do you live in?
Italy


you need $1100 minimum for 3D MAX , Auto CAD 3D notebook.

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July 18, 2013 10:46:31 PM

you need $1100 minimum for 3D MAX , Auto CAD 3D notebook.

I know that and I will buy a decent computer as soon as I can,for now I need to get a computer immediately because the old one has a problem and I can't use it anymore.
My question was what is the best I can buy with this budget? or maybe I should say 'the less worse'
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July 18, 2013 11:29:49 PM

shivazamani said:
you need $1100 minimum for 3D MAX , Auto CAD 3D notebook.

I know that and I will buy a decent computer as soon as I can,for now I need to get a computer immediately because the old one has a problem and I can't use it anymore.
My question was what is the best I can buy with this budget? or maybe I should say 'the less worse'


ok then lets do it right, if you dont have a good VGA card for rendering , you should get more cores.

also you need 17 inch monitor and good resolution to work well.

for your budget , this is the best thing for you FOR REAL ..
click on the link

Essential G780 Laptop
this is a special offer so buy it fast.


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Display
17.3" HD Glossy with integrated camera 1600x900
Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM
Optical Drive
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
Battery
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card
Lenovo BGN Wireless
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
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July 18, 2013 11:36:45 PM

oh you live in ITALY ??

lol can you buy from USA or I see it in EU ?
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July 18, 2013 11:45:47 PM

oh you live in ITALY ??

get this then

check the flag above to the right corner , they send to italy

this is 640 euro including taxes 20% (533 euros without taxes)

http://www.computeruniverse.net/en/products/90500488/sa...

This is better , Quad core i7 , and 17 iunch and has Graphic HH6760 :) 

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 41.13 cm x 27.015 cm x 3.52 cm
Weight 2.8 kg
Processor Intel Core i7 (3rd Gen) 3630QM / 2.4 GHz (3.4 GHz) / 6 MB Cache
Networking 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 , Gigabit Ethernet
Localisation Germany
Display 17.3" LED backlight 1600 x 900 / HD+
Battery 6-cell - up to 6 hours
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July 20, 2013 3:06:50 AM

YOU WERE TOTALLLLY RIGHT.
I had the chance to test a computer (the low budget one) and it is terrible.rendering a simple scene takes for ever.
So I sold my old plotter (if I can't make models what would be there to plot?right?) and now I have about 800-900
sorry SNA3 to bother you twice.you helped me avoid throwing my money away.thank you
Let's talk about the best thing 900 $ can buy.
To the second question: yes unfortunately I live in italy.you can't believe the brutal method they use to block imported goods.they apply an 80% tax on anything.just an example:
last christmas my uncle send me a pair of heavy snow boots from Australia as a gift.price around 150$. they blocked it at the airport for months,made me pay taxes and at last I received the SNOW booths at a price of 250 $ on 16 MARCH.
so..I have to buy everything here :p 
I DECIDED TO GET A DESKTOP.I CAN GET IT ASSEMBLED IF NEEDED.SO EVEN SEPERATE PARTS WILL DO.
This is the best site for actual prices in italy. www.trovaprezzo.it
600 Euro = 800 Dollar
700 Euro=920 Dollar
I would like to spend 800 on the computer and 100 on monitor+keyboard+mouse
Will any of these models do?
http://www.trovaprezzi.it/categoria.aspx?id=1&libera=de...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03...
if you see a blank page with red text in italian after you click on a product that's because the site is connecting you to the main shop's site,it takes 3-4 seconds max.



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December 3, 2013 3:35:05 PM

SNA3 said:
shivazamani said:



Hi
I was reading different reviews on internet for tha last 3 hors and I am so confused.
I am an architect and I will be using the laptop for
3Ds Max modeling.static modeling.No video making but complex scenes with lots of lights and materials which need to be rendered in huge dimensions.
Photoshop for composing my presentation tables,A1 and A0 size with lots of layers.
Autocad 3D.
I prefer to buy an HP since I was very satisfied with the other 2 old HPs I had.
My budget is around 550 $,I know it's not enough but this is what I can afford for now.
which parameters should I consider for CPU and graphic card and RAM?
I have several external disks and don't need the internal disk space to store files.
I don't care about battery life
I don't care about power consumption
I don't care about heat production
I don't care about gaming

thank you

___________________________________________________________________________
1. What is your budget?
500-600 $ (not including tax)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything with a 15" screen or bigger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1050x1680 or better if possible

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
laptop

5. How much battery life do you need?
doesn't matter

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop?
not really.my main goal is to do 3D modeling.static modeling no animation.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, any other 3d modeling programs.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 2-3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
basic.just CD and DVD reader.


12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I will buy an HP.so satisfied with the old one I had.

13. What country do you live in?
Italy


you need $1100 minimum for 3D MAX , Auto CAD 3D notebook.



SNA3 which laptop would you recommend around 800euros?
i'm an architecture student too and with my previous sony vaio laptop i was really disappointed!


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May 14, 2014 3:10:32 PM

There is no possible way to get a quality 3-D rendering laptop for under $1,500 USD. You're budget should realistically be between $1,400-$1,700 USD.
And just so you know, if you "don't care" about "heat-production," that means you don't care about how long the laptop will last.

This would be a good choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



shivazamani said:



Hi
I was reading different reviews on internet for tha last 3 hors and I am so confused.
I am an architect and I will be using the laptop for
3Ds Max modeling.static modeling.No video making but complex scenes with lots of lights and materials which need to be rendered in huge dimensions.
Photoshop for composing my presentation tables,A1 and A0 size with lots of layers.
Autocad 3D.
I prefer to buy an HP since I was very satisfied with the other 2 old HPs I had.
My budget is around 550 $,I know it's not enough but this is what I can afford for now.
which parameters should I consider for CPU and graphic card and RAM?
I have several external disks and don't need the internal disk space to store files.
I don't care about battery life
I don't care about power consumption
I don't care about heat production
I don't care about gaming

thank you

___________________________________________________________________________
1. What is your budget?
500-600 $ (not including tax)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything with a 15" screen or bigger

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1050x1680 or better if possible

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
laptop

5. How much battery life do you need?
doesn't matter

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop?
not really.my main goal is to do 3D modeling.static modeling no animation.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, any other 3d modeling programs.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
at least 2-3 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
basic.just CD and DVD reader.


12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I will buy an HP.so satisfied with the old one I had.

13. What country do you live in?
Italy


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