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    Want to buy a laptop and found the: Toshiba L775 17.3 Inch Intel i3 2.2Ghz 500GB Laptop for £430 with 2 yrs warranty. Was going to buy this but on reviews it seems to be that the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card is not good enough for architecture students who will be using design software.

    Does anyone have any advice or can recommend a better laptop under the £550 price range with good graphics?? Thanks in advance
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    I have an XPS 15 with an i5 which handles 3ds Max relatively well, but the more power the better. Do you know what software you'll be using exactly?
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    (Original post by davidbain)
    I have an XPS 15 with an i5 which handles 3ds Max relatively well, but the more power the better. Do you know what software you'll be using exactly?
    autocad, photoshop, 3ds max, revit
    found anoher one which i think is better: http://www.johnlewis.com/231497000/P...x#BVRRWidgetID
    what do you think?
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    (Original post by 197naa)
    autocad, photoshop, 3ds max, revit
    found anoher one which i think is better: http://www.johnlewis.com/231497000/P...x#BVRRWidgetID
    what do you think?
    That's quite impressive for the price! It looks like it'll run the software just fine, but obviously the more power for those type of programs the better, especially Autodesk software. As my lecturer said to me it's best to consider a desktop computer for this type of software, but this is not practical in most circumstances.

    Have a look at this - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...&siteID=123112
    It'll tell you what will run on which computer.
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    (Original post by davidbain)
    That's quite impressive for the price! It looks like it'll run the software just fine, but obviously the more power for those type of programs the better, especially Autodesk software. As my lecturer said to me it's best to consider a desktop computer for this type of software, but this is not practical in most circumstances.

    Have a look at this - http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...&siteID=123112
    It'll tell you what will run on which computer.
    Is that the Toshiba or HP youre talking about?

    The problem is that the HP is a gaming laptop which I wont be using it for, just want a good graphics card, would that be ok?
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    (Original post by 197naa)
    Is that the Toshiba or HP youre talking about?

    The problem is that the HP is a gaming laptop which I wont be using it for, just want a good graphics card, would that be ok?
    Sorry it was the HP I'm on about. It'll certainly run the software fine but I would recommend looking around for laptops with a 2nd Gen Intel i5 or above with 4gb ram or above. If they are too far out of your price range then the HP is ideal.
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    (Original post by davidbain)
    Sorry it was the HP I'm on about. It'll certainly run the software fine but I would recommend looking around for laptops with a 2nd Gen Intel i5 or above with 4gb ram or above. If they are too far out of your price range then the HP is ideal.
    ok why is the AMD A6 not good? what does it compare to with intel, the i3?
    also is the processor good enough at 1.7 ?? Thankyou
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    (Original post by 197naa)
    ok why is the AMD A6 not good? what does it compare to with intel, the i3?
    also is the processor good enough at 1.7 ?? Thankyou
    No no the A6 is far better than the i3, especially for graphics and just in overall performance of the i3. 1.7GHz will be fine for what you want to do.

    If you do what I do and spend a week on looking through hundreds of reviews and laptops you'll most likely find an ideal candidate, but if not then the HP is a great choice in my mind. HP build quality and support are good, as are Dell.
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    (Original post by davidbain)
    No no the A6 is far better than the i3, especially for graphics and just in overall performance of the i3. 1.7GHz will be fine for what you want to do.

    If you do what I do and spend a week on looking through hundreds of reviews and laptops you'll most likely find an ideal candidate, but if not then the HP is a great choice in my mind. HP build quality and support are good, as are Dell.
    Alright cheers for the advice, Ill most likely go for the HP as its 500 with 2 years guarantee aswell

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