I am an architecture student and in my freshman year of college. I usually use Revit architecture for my Studio class but my current laptop is not good enough for rendering and sometimes shuts down without any shutting down process.
1_What is your budget?
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
3_What screen resolution do you want?
Whatever meets the requirement for the architecture and design programs listed below
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
5_How much battery life do you need?
The longer, the better. But most likely i will be working while the laptop is being charged
6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Architecture and design programs: like AutoCAD, 3d Max, Photoshop, Revit Architecture
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
At least 250 GB.
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3 years or longer
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
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've had sony vaios before and i like the way they work. But any brand of laptop is fine. I don't think i would want a Macbook though because i'm used to using windows laptops
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Graphics card need to be good enough for those architecture programs.
With that said, I’d like to hear your opinions on what i should get.
Thank you in advance
It depends on what kind of use you will put your 3d max to.If its for large scenes(1000 or more object or 100,000 polygons) and complex data the you require 8GB RAM and 1GB or More Graphics card.
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