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Best laptop for architecture (3Ds Max+photoshop+Autocad 3D) ?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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'
  3. 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.


    http://

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=59381094

    DONT MISS IT !!!

    Quote:
    Processor
    3rd generation Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor( 2.10GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
    Operating system
    Windows 8 64
    Graphics
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Memory
    8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    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
    Warranty
    One year
    Form Factor
    Notebook
    Camera
    Integrated HD 720p Camera
    HDMI
    HDMI (Out)
    pointing device
    Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad
  4. oh you live in ITALY ??

    lol can you buy from USA or I see it in EU ?
  5. Best answer
    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/samsung-serie-3-350e7c-s0q.asp

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

    Quote:
    roduct Description Samsung Series 3 350E7C - 17.3" - Core i7 3630QM - Windows 8 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
    EAN 8806085579309
    Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty (24 months implied warranty by computeruniverse Show help for this topic!)
    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
    Operating System Windows 8 64-bit
    Memory 4 GB DDR3
    Colour Black
    System Type Notebook
    Optical Drive DVD-Writer
    Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7670M - 1 GB GDDR3
    Storage 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
  6. 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=desktop&page=290&sort=Prezzo&sortdir=0
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03646434&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=it&dlc=en&lc=it&product=5357212
    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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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=N82E16834231630


    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
  9. dell m3800

    Best laptop for architecture soft
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