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Student at 3Ddigital Design School - in need of a new laptop

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September 5, 2011 7:12:55 AM

Hello all.

As title says Im studying 3D/VFX and i Got a beast of a computer at home, BUT Im in need to be able to take my work with mé around. And my laptop atm is an OOOOOOOOOLD IBM... That cant even run the internet explore without ******* up.. What Im trying to say is that i would rly apreciate if some of u had any Info about what kind of laptop that Can handle (Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Nuke/aftereffects) and so on..

My budget.. Im not sure What my budget is, it light be higher, but prob around 1500-2000$
I havent found any computers my self to show u guys and so, cause i simply Got no clue of What i would be looking for :) 

All advice are appreciated.

Best Kjergaard
September 6, 2011 1:30:01 PM

1. What is your budget?
1500-2000$ max

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Medium to large size

3. What screen resolution do you want?
17+ if its the inches on the screen ? :) 

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
Portable, but well i need to be able to model, texturize, animate, use aftereffect, Nuke, maya ect.. So it needs to be alittle powerfull.

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)?
Yes i would Luke to play some league of legends, alittle wow..

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photoshop, maya 2012, Nuke, aftereffects and more.. No render rly. Cause i have a very good computer at home.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Ill guess about 1T max, not sure i nees so much,

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
none..

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Min 3-4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Hmm DvD ROM to install maya and such

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.
Well i heard that lenovo thinkpads os good?

13. What country do you live in?
Denmark :) 

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Nothing further, Im sorry this isnt the most furfilled review, but Im not the best computers :) 
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a c 244 D Laptop
September 6, 2011 6:00:47 PM

Lenovo W520 is a decent choice;however,it's got a quadro card which can handle LoL and WoW fine on medium/low settings but overall,Quadro's aren't gaming cards
September 6, 2011 10:32:26 PM

Okay, well i might have talked over myself alittle, since i dont rly play wow, the most important is that it Can run ofc All the 3D programs, but when it comes to game prob only LoL

So Im not sure What i Should be aiming for.. Since its mainly gonna be used for studying and doing work on the go/ at my girlfriends, but want to be able to play lol (:
a c 244 D Laptop
September 7, 2011 7:04:08 AM

OK,So what do you think of W520 ?
As I said,it can run LoL fine on medium/low settings
a c 244 D Laptop
September 8, 2011 6:53:22 AM

That looks really good.(It's based on Sager/Clevo,right ? )
The build/keyboard quality isn't as good as Lenovo's but it's a great overall performer and has a faster GPU too
September 21, 2011 12:33:31 PM

Uhmm okay (: well in wondering about If i are able to handle maya and compositing and so on well?
a c 244 D Laptop
September 22, 2011 5:17:34 PM

Yep,it can handle those tasks fine
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