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Old 10-06-2010, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default good laptop for autocad?

This guy that's working at the house asked me if i can try to find him a laptop for autocad on newegg.
i told him ill post on a forum to get more info.
now im guessing the laptop has to be as good as a gaming one?
and will it be expensive?

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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

It does not need to be gaming. You need more CPU power and a lot of RAM to punch numbers.

For that, I would recommend a Lenovo. My friend had on for engineering, lasted his whole 4 years.
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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

Depending what he's doing with AUTOcadd. If he's rendering large drawings, a good i5 or i7. 6Gigs. And I think autocadd runs cuda, so a nvidia gpu would help.

If its not big drawings, than any quality system, i5 or x4, and a dedicated gpu will be just fine.

I'd also recommend as big of a screen as they can carry.
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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

is there something in the 700 to 800 pice range that will work? im looking tru newegg myself just want to be sure whats best
he wants a 500gb harddrive i cant see anything for that price with good cpu at leat not an i5 lol
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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

They are about $900.

However, theres a couple 17.3" Acers with i5 and 5670s, and a couple 15.6", ones an asus and msi, with nvidia cards.
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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

YA you will need a slightly pricier laptop for autocad and such programs. I would suggest something with a Quadro graphics card. They run pricier but will handle any autodesk program with minimal effort.

I have my laptop which is a workstation designed for this purpose and boy does it do it. If you want ideas on specs check my dell sig. Though they don't sell this model on newegg for some reason so.

I'll see what i can find in your price range. oh and screen size is a plus but a 15.6 i think does the job

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220751
This has decent specs for the price.

Has an i5 so you have the cpu power
a nvidia 310m so you have cuda
4gb of ram
500gb hard drive like your friend wanted.
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he likes the one u picked from newegg thanks alot guys
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Mine? lol
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^Gotta be. As only you posted one, i gave him 4, including yours.
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Default Re: good laptop for autocad?

if wanted to spend around $50 more, he could also consider this one,
Newegg.com - ASUS N71Vn-A1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000(2.00GHz) 17.3" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
comes with a faster quad core, faster gfx card and a larger screen. although it does come with a bit smaller 320gb hdd
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