Laptop expert advice

Hello,
I Am Building A Laptop For AutoCad 2012, Everything On A List that I Made Myself,But I Am Not Sure If It Goes Together Or Which Is Better Or If It Will Slow It Down. I Don't Want Bare Minimum Either, Feel free To Change Up Or Add Things To Make The Laptop better For Me, thankyou :)

* 8 gb of ram

* 7200 rpm hard drive

* 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater,
Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card

* 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color (1,600 x 1,050 with true color recommended)

* Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology


* Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Edition

* Internal Bluetooth Card

* Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300

* Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card

* Onboard high-definition sound system

* 12x Blu-Ray Burner/16x DVD±R/ 2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive

* 2x PCI Express USB 3.0
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  1. Are you sure you mean laptop? Laptops are portable computers, and while I suppose it's not impossible to build one yourself, they typically have a lot of custom made hardware that makes it very cost prohibitive to build one yourself.

    Also, a Pentium 4 or Athlon might have been a respectable CPU about 10 years ago, but these days anything less than a Core 2 Duo is probably not worth considering, and a Core 2 Duo is getting to be a bit on the low end these days. You also will almost certainly never find a Pentium 4 motherboard that has USB 3.0 ports on it.
  2. yep, definitely confused... Laptop or desktop? PCI express is found in a desktop.

    AutoCad on a laptop.. you will want a Core i7 (fast one) Lenovo Y580 series come to mind.

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=209945U&category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A
  3. cl-scott said:
    Are you sure you mean laptop? Laptops are portable computers, and while I suppose it's not impossible to build one yourself, they typically have a lot of custom made hardware that makes it very cost prohibitive to build one yourself.

    Also, a Pentium 4 or Athlon might have been a respectable CPU about 10 years ago, but these days anything less than a Core 2 Duo is probably not worth considering, and a Core 2 Duo is getting to be a bit on the low end these days. You also will almost certainly never find a Pentium 4 motherboard that has USB 3.0 ports on it.



    Yes I am Having A Company Build One But I Need To Provide Specs For Them, And Yes Laptop :) Thankyou For The Help Appreciate It
  4. jerreddredd said:
    yep, definitely confused... Laptop or desktop? PCI express is found in a desktop.

    AutoCad on a laptop.. you will want a Core i7 (fast one) Lenovo Y580 series come to mind.

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=209945U&category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A


    Yes Laptop, I Just Went On Autocad Website And Thats The Requirements They Gave, So I Will Be Adding The i7 Thank you,


    Thats Why i Am On Here To Change Up And Make It into A Laptop That Will Handle What I Need It To.
  5. jerreddredd said:
    yep, definitely confused... Laptop or desktop? PCI express is found in a desktop.

    AutoCad on a laptop.. you will want a Core i7 (fast one) Lenovo Y580 series come to mind.

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=209945U&category-id=AC523278A4F13F27A84F5F5622D1AC7A


    I've been able to run AutoCAD (current versions) on way less than what the minimum requirements are.

    I'd suggest checking out Clevo / Sager laptops, this one might work: http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_browse&selected_cat=9
  6. What About This??? Any Changes?

    *(Memory) 8GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz

    *(Hard Drice) 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD + 32GB mSATA SSD w/Intel Smart Response

    *(Video Card) Radeon™ HD 7730M 4GB

    *(Display) 15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080

    *(Processor) 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0

    * Internal Bluetooth Card

    * Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300

    * Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card

    * Onboard Hi-Def Sound

    *(Optical Drive) 12x Blu-Ray Burner/16x DVD±R/ 2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive

    * USB 3.0 Card with 3x Usb Slots
  7. shibby__ said:
    What About This??? Any Changes?

    *(Memory) 8GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz

    *(Hard Drice) 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD + 32GB mSATA SSD w/Intel Smart Response

    *(Video Card) Radeon™ HD 7730M 4GB

    *(Display) 15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080

    *(Processor) 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.3GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0

    * Internal Bluetooth Card

    * Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300

    * Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card

    * Onboard Hi-Def Sound

    *(Optical Drive) 12x Blu-Ray Burner/16x DVD±R/ 2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive

    * USB 3.0 Card with 3x Usb Slots


    The one thing you have to keep in mind is that laptop hardware - especially CPUs and GPUs - are in no way shape or form anywhere remotely close to their desktop equivalents. That does look pretty good though. The primary HD will be incredibly slow though, you'll want a 7200 RPM drive. Better would be to get an SSD but then you trade speed for space.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    The one thing you have to keep in mind is that laptop hardware - especially CPUs and GPUs - are in no way shape or form anywhere remotely close to their desktop equivalents. That does look pretty good though. The primary HD will be incredibly slow though, you'll want a 7200 RPM drive. Better would be to get an SSD but then you trade speed for space.



    So What? 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s ???
  9. So What? 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s ???
    750GB 7200 HDD with 32GB mSATA???
    500 GB 7200 RPM Sata-SSd????
  10. And What About Cooling???
  11. honestly id get a desktop but if you really need a laptop go along with what the others are suggesting

    the cooling is special for every laptop but if they are doing custom, its usually good
  12. shibby__ said:
    So What? 750GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s ???


    Either that or get a 256GB SSD, those would be ideal.

    Quote:
    And What About Cooling???


    Are you talking internal or external cooling solutions? Internal cooling solutions are up to the manufacturer.
  13. Whats better for my requirements?

    750GB 7200 HDD with 32GB mSATA???
    500 GB 7200 RPM Sata-SSd????
  14. what?

    do you mean a hybrid 500gb hard drive?

    the 750gb + 32gb msata is better
  15. TheBigTroll said:
    what?

    do you mean a hybrid 500gb hard drive?

    the 750gb + 32gb msata is better



    Yea Hybrid
  16. the 750gb + 32gb m sata option is better
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