Which Laptop is Best For Architecture Students?
I don't know whether it's a right place to ask this question or not, but if anybody can help. It would be great
My brother is doing bachelors in architecture and he needs a decent laptop for all his projects. Can anybody here suggest me which laptop is best for doing all architecture-related work?
Our budget is $1000
Thanks in advance
Don't worry its the right place for your question.
Coming to your budget i.e. $1000, I would recommend you to take a look at the below-given laptops:
1. Dell i7559-763BLK
- Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
- 8 GB DDR3L / 256 GB Solid-State Drive
- 15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen.
- Windows 10 Home
2. Acer Aspire E15
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
- 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit IPS Display
- 8GB Dual Channel Memory & 256GB SSD
- Up to 15-hours of battery life.Adapter: 65 W
- Windows 10 Home
Both the laptops mentioned above have a decent configuration to run software like AutoCAD etc.
Also, you can check the Autodesk's official website about the system requirement: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-AutoCAD-2018.html
Few Other Resources:
He'll mostly run AutoCad and other design software - which means what 8GB memory is the minimum you should go for. @Addy 's suggestions are on spot.
Among the two, I believe the one with NVIDIA GPU is a better choice. It will make AutoCAD run smoother and rendering of designs will be noticeably faster. Do let us know the choice that you make.
I would strongly recommend you to opt for a really powerful CPU as RAM you can upgrade later on to make sure your workstation is up to speed. This is what I`ve done, throughout the school [6 years] I used two laptops only, that I upgraded as much as possible to keep them up to speed.
Brand wise, I strongly recommend Dell, owned Asus and Dell and the latter simply wins on build quality and utterly demolishes everything on the market when it comes to support and hardware-software optimization.
From my experience with 1000 usd, I would go with Dell G5587-7866BLK-PUS G5 but here is an extraordinarily well curated list of best laptops for architects, in here you will find option for every budget, I do not agree with all their choices but 90% are spot on:
Happy architecturing bro!
Dear Kirti Sharma
For all architectural field, interior designing, external designing etc. use
Asus Predator 21x
8th Gen Intel Core i5 having 8GB RAM With 1 TB Harddisk with GTX 1050 4GB Graphics Card.