Laptop for architecture student

Hi everyone I'm looking for a new laptop I'm an architecture student and I need my laptop for programs such as autocad, 3dmax, etc.... so maybe you can help me :)

1. What is your budget?

$1300 top

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


3. What screen resolution do you want?


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


5. How much battery life do you need?


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)?

maybe fifa but its not too important as cad 3d modeling programs

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Cad 3d modeling video editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

doesn't matter really

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

amazon, direct from the manufacters pages

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

as long as I can

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

dvd writer would do the trick

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you donbe 't like and explain the reasons.

hp dell sony apple

13. What country do you live in?

Guatemala, but I'll buy mi laptop in USA.

14.Additional info

considering dell xps 17 hp envy 14 or dv7tqe apple macbook pro and sony f series

so If anyone can help me would be great. :D
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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums ! :)
    Dell XPS 15z is a good choice.
    XPS 17/Envy 14/DV7 are all good but none of them last for at least 6 hrs
  2. The OP needs at least 6hrs battery
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