I'm an architecture junior and I use AutoCad, Rhino, 3DMax, Googe Sketchup, Revit and other rendering programs and my Dell VOSTRO laptop always crashes. It's 4.0GB RAM and 32-bit operating system. What's the best thing i can buy for my next semesters?
P.S. I don't function well with Apple Products
Go for an Core i7 with a 64Bit OS and 8GB of RAM.
That ought to do the trick, plus check to see if they have a real onboard GPU, do not go for a low end laptop, with the programs you use a good sturdy Laptop ought to do the trick, ample RAM and a good GPU will be required.