Architect Laptop - GPU too risky? Tags: Laptops Last response: August 4, 2011 1:39 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share jason32894 August 4, 2011 12:42:00 AM I am looking for a cheap top of the line laptop for work and was hoping you could maybe help me! I tried building a XPS 17 but I don't know how the GPU's going to go with the CPU I want. I'm looking at an asus but thats a bit expensive.. HELP!!!! XPS spec: XPS 17 XPS 17 Operating System Genuine Windows® Home Premium, 64-Bit, English Processor 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.30 GHz Memory 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Keyboard Backlit Keyboard - English LCD 17.3" FHD (1080p) with 2.0MP HD Webcam & Facial Recognition Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive Color Elemental Silver Aluminum Integrated Network Adapter Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray Load Blu-ray Disc BD-Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD) Sound JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3 + Creative SoundBlaster X-FI MB 1.2 Wireless Plus Bluetooth Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6230 and Bluetooth 3.0 Battery 90 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery OH! I almost forgot: I'm looking for +2.0 GHz processor, top of the line GPU, best available screen, good sound, good wireless/bluetooth my budget is around $1500 I think I can scavenge a cheap mem. online so min. memory More about : architect laptop gpu risky hpfreak a b D Laptop August 4, 2011 1:13:33 AM How about this? http://www.frys.com/product/6684004?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... cadder August 4, 2011 1:39:39 AM I would recommend looking at Dell Latitudes and Lenovo "W" series. These are both business class machines. I have a 2.5 year old Dell Latitude E6500 and I run AutoCAD and Revit on it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Architect building computer for Revit 2010 Forum Autocad build - What CPU, GPU ? ..im use to gaming builds Forum AMD Piledriver rumours ... and expert conjecture Forum Too Risky ? Forum EVGA gtx 560 ti SLI vs QUADRO 2000 or 4000 Forum New notebook for an architect ...any suggestions?? Forum Extreme Hot Laptop GPU ? Nearly Boiling Point. Forum Advice for Architect 's Rendering Computer Forum Intel 50% CPU price cut to little too late. Forum Laptop GPU overheats too much when plugged in Forum NEWBIE HERE! MOBO and GPU ?'s for a 3D modeling/rendering i7 build Forum Best laptop for adobe photoshop; for gaming Forum New Laptop for the Condemed I mean deployed Forum NO gaming, but HD video edit+ multitasking;< 2000$ Forum Gaming laptop under 1000 Forum [Solved] Laptop config look good? Or suggestions Forum Call Of Duty Laptop Forum Laptop screen issue - with troubleshooting actions Forum What laptop to get? Forum Help buying a gaming laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !