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    Will go for the custom laptop, thanks a lot for your help.


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    (Original post by jdsen)
    Will go for the custom laptop, thanks a lot for your help.


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    But only if the specs match on price and are better
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    Go for desktop, if possible build it yourself. I did that, and with only 4 Gb of RAM (supposed to have 8, but one stick was corrupt, haven't been able to replace it yet) it runs pretty well any games I have thrown at it + photoshop and 3d studio max with no problem. mine has an AMD Athlon II 3x with 3.4 GHz only, and 4Gb of RAM (both were supposed to be higher, but the other 4Gb of RAM was corrupt, and the reseller had no better processor.) This computer costed only around 550 €, (with windows 8 included) So if you have a higher budget you can certainly have a higher performance with no problem.
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    Architecture involves a lot of group work and a lot of all nighters in the studio - if you don't have a reliable and portable device then you're going to be very inconvenienced! It is true that most architecture students seem to end up with macs too, partially a group mentality and partially because they are great for design.
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    Is there any possibility that university will give me some money for a laptop?


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    Personally I would get a PC, and not a Mac (because you get terrible performance per $ with macs...). Let me know what sort of budget you're looking at and I'll put a PC together for you?
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    (Original post by benzeman)
    Personally I would get a PC, and not a Mac (because you get terrible performance per $ with macs...). Let me know what sort of budget you're looking at and I'll put a PC together for you?
    In fact there is no budget lets say. If I need more powerful one, I will manage somehow to get money. But of course, the cheaper, the better. Lets say 2000€ is maximum.

    I use pc since I remember and it is so slow...

    Next thing is the fact I am from Poland. It is far from England so if I bought pc, I would not able to move it. That is why I look for laptop. Performance is always worse, but having mobile computer is very useful during studies. So there appears problem. Buy mobile computer and rely on design studios (Liverpool my firm has 24/7 yeah! ;D) and use mobile everywhere else, or buy huge pc and screen and try to not move it for 3 years.

    15' Retina MBP is in fact all I need. But it is too expensive. If university will give me half or 1000£ I wouldn't even think about anything else. Next fact is that I have iPad and iPhone so integration will be very useful. All this direct me into mac, what is more I've been looking for powerful windows laptops, there are few thinkpads with similar performance but they are even more expensive. 3500€. Insane. Powerful laptop is always expensive and I am afraid I won't run from it.

    I thought about something with
    4core 2.5ghz
    1gb graphics
    8-16gb ram
    At least 15 inches
    SSD + hard 1TB or SSD plus 2TB HDD on USB 3.0 or thunderbolt

    Next thing is that I don't want to buy before I get place at university for sure - middle of July. I heard (haswell?) processors are going out in June. Maybe there will be new models with stronger CPU.

    I hope that I gave you clue how to give me a piece of advice



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    (Original post by DannyDanielak)
    In fact there is no budget lets say. If I need more powerful one, I will manage somehow to get money. But of course, the cheaper, the better. Lets say 2000€ is maximum.

    I use pc since I remember and it is so slow...

    Next thing is the fact I am from Poland. It is far from England so if I bought pc, I would not able to move it. That is why I look for laptop. Performance is always worse, but having mobile computer is very useful during studies. So there appears problem. Buy mobile computer and rely on design studios (Liverpool my firm has 24/7 yeah! ;D) and use mobile everywhere else, or buy huge pc and screen and try to not move it for 3 years.

    15' Retina MBP is in fact all I need. But it is too expensive. If university will give me half or 1000£ I wouldn't even think about anything else. Next fact is that I have iPad and iPhone so integration will be very useful. All this direct me into mac, what is more I've been looking for powerful windows laptops, there are few thinkpads with similar performance but they are even more expensive. 3500€. Insane. Powerful laptop is always expensive and I am afraid I won't run from it.

    I thought about something with
    4core 2.5ghz
    1gb graphics
    8-16gb ram
    At least 15 inches
    SSD + hard 1TB or SSD plus 2TB HDD on USB 3.0 or thunderbolt

    Next thing is that I don't want to buy before I get place at university for sure - middle of July. I heard (haswell?) processors are going out in June. Maybe there will be new models with stronger CPU.

    I hope that I gave you clue how to give me a piece of advice



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    Haswell are coming out, but they dont tend to show on laptops for a while........

    Just look up pcspecialist for a custom laptop or try novatechs laptop section.

    Desktops are very fast, if you get a custom one or build it yourself even better
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    (Original post by DannyDanielak)
    In fact there is no budget lets say. If I need more powerful one, I will manage somehow to get money. But of course, the cheaper, the better. Lets say 2000€ is maximum.

    I use pc since I remember and it is so slow...

    Next thing is the fact I am from Poland. It is far from England so if I bought pc, I would not able to move it. That is why I look for laptop. Performance is always worse, but having mobile computer is very useful during studies. So there appears problem. Buy mobile computer and rely on design studios (Liverpool my firm has 24/7 yeah! ;D) and use mobile everywhere else, or buy huge pc and screen and try to not move it for 3 years.

    15' Retina MBP is in fact all I need. But it is too expensive. If university will give me half or 1000£ I wouldn't even think about anything else. Next fact is that I have iPad and iPhone so integration will be very useful. All this direct me into mac, what is more I've been looking for powerful windows laptops, there are few thinkpads with similar performance but they are even more expensive. 3500€. Insane. Powerful laptop is always expensive and I am afraid I won't run from it.

    I thought about something with
    4core 2.5ghz
    1gb graphics
    8-16gb ram
    At least 15 inches
    SSD + hard 1TB or SSD plus 2TB HDD on USB 3.0 or thunderbolt

    Next thing is that I don't want to buy before I get place at university for sure - middle of July. I heard (haswell?) processors are going out in June. Maybe there will be new models with stronger CPU.

    I hope that I gave you clue how to give me a piece of advice

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    Why can't you move it? My PC fits nicely inside it's cardboard box, and I can take it wherever I need it. Granted, I'm not going to be setting it up on a train any time soon, but I would be surprised if you couldn't take a Mini-ITX computer to and from university / poland / anywhere else you need it for more than a few hours. The screen might be harder to move, but again just keep the original packaging.

    For example, I help out with weekends away - I took my PC and screen for the projections - although it's not small it's significantly easier to transport than a "full size" (Micro-ATX or ATX) PC!

    PS: Your english is really good, but in the UK (and America for that matter) we put the £ before the number, i.e. £1000
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    (Original post by benzeman)
    Why can't you move it? My PC fits nicely inside it's cardboard box, and I can take it wherever I need it. Granted, I'm not going to be setting it up on a train any time soon, but I would be surprised if you couldn't take a Mini-ITX computer to and from university / poland / anywhere else you need it for more than a few hours. The screen might be harder to move, but again just keep the original packaging.

    For example, I help out with weekends away - I took my PC and screen for the projections - although it's not small it's significantly easier to transport than a "full size" (Micro-ATX or ATX) PC!

    PS: Your english is really good, but in the UK (and America for that matter) we put the £ before the number, i.e. £1000
    Heh, I will remember

    Pc is quite heavy and flying with it is quite uncomfortable, if I put it in my luggage, it would take whole space of it, and pretty much of weight limit.

    I thought about mini pc but it is not that powerful. Most of them has integrated graphics and dual processors.

    Last thing is that I can't use that pc as mobile. There are few places where I can use someone else's screen. So mini pc is not a solution. I thought about it.


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    (Original post by DannyDanielak)
    Heh, I will remember

    Pc is quite heavy and flying with it is quite uncomfortable, if I put it in my luggage, it would take whole space of it, and pretty much of weight limit.

    I thought about mini pc but it is not that powerful. Most of them has integrated graphics and dual processors.

    Last thing is that I can't use that pc as mobile. There are few places where I can use someone else's screen. So mini pc is not a solution. I thought about it.


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    As I stated before build a mini pc or get someone like pcspecialist to build it for you, they can do laptops as well
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    Hi!
    I would be doing BA Architecture. And am confused between which two laptops to get.
    I am looking at a macbook pro and a dell inspiron 15R SE.
    Could anyone suggest between the two?? It would be very helpful!

    Mac book pro:
    2.3ghz quad core intel core i7.
    15 inch (
    1440x 900 pixel screen)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB GDDR5 memory
    8GB RAM.
    Intel HD Graphics 4000.
    500GB

    Dell:
    3rd generation i7-3612QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.1GHZ)
    AMD Radeon HD DDR3 2GB.
    8GB RAM.
    1920x1080 pixel screen anti glare 15inch.
    1TB SATA Hd.

    Thank you!
 
 
 
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