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    Hey,

    I'm studying Architectural Technology so obviously use all these products or will be in the next few months. They are all available free as students (not PS-CS6) so makes sense to have them on my laptop too to use out of uni etc..

    They are pretty demanding prog's so require a decent processor, RAM, Graphics..

    Is there anything else I should take into consideration when choosing a laptop for the job?

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    I'm willing to spend around £600-£800 for something that should last and get the job done smoothly.

    Not really into the MAC craze (although my current laptop is a macbook (2010) which is slightly outdated and not up to spec)

    Any suggestions for laptops or what kind of hardware is necessary for my needs?

    Thanks x
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    (Original post by tennis12)
    Hey,

    I'm studying Architectural Technology so obviously use all these products or will be in the next few months. They are all available free as students (not PS-CS6) so makes sense to have them on my laptop too to use out of uni etc..

    They are pretty demanding prog's so require a decent processor, RAM, Graphics..

    Is there anything else I should take into consideration when choosing a laptop for the job?

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    I'm willing to spend around £600-£800 for something that should last and get the job done smoothly.

    Not really into the MAC craze (although my current laptop is a macbook (2010) which is slightly outdated and not up to spec)

    Any suggestions for laptops or what kind of hardware is necessary for my needs?

    Thanks x
    You got a lot of options, though should mention screen resolution aren't amazing, they've all been stuck for a while. Some of the links below are full 1920 x 1080 resolution screen but have larger screens. Apart from the below, I also suggest you having a look on http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/ 15.6" Optimus IV in particular

    i7, 8gb,1tb, GT635M...£700ish with cashback to drop it further, look at the terms and conditions, avaliable in a few colours.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/479917-lenovo-...laptop-m81khuk

    Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz
    - 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
    - 17.3" HD LED + AMD HD7670M
    http://www.ebuyer.com/409453-samsung...np350e7c-s02uk

    - Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz
    - 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
    - 17.3" HD + Blu-Ray + BT
    - NVIDIA GT650M
    http://www.ebuyer.com/452699-samsung...np550p7c-s05uk


    http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-ge6...54600000&src=3
    http://www.ebuyer.com/452699-samsung...np550p7c-s05uk

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1356341.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1296594.html

    www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1338534.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1316978.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_C...B_1347153.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE70_1357972.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE60_1360310.html
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    You got a lot of options, though should mention screen resolution aren't amazing, they've all been stuck for a while. Some of the links below are full 1920 x 1080 resolution screen but have larger screens. Apart from the below, I also suggest you having a look on http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/ 15.6" Optimus IV in particular

    i7, 8gb,1tb, GT635M...£700ish with cashback to drop it further, look at the terms and conditions, avaliable in a few colours.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/479917-lenovo-...laptop-m81khuk

    Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz
    - 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
    - 17.3" HD LED + AMD HD7670M
    http://www.ebuyer.com/409453-samsung...np350e7c-s02uk

    - Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz
    - 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
    - 17.3" HD + Blu-Ray + BT
    - NVIDIA GT650M
    http://www.ebuyer.com/452699-samsung...np550p7c-s05uk


    http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-ge6...54600000&src=3
    http://www.ebuyer.com/452699-samsung...np550p7c-s05uk

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1356341.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1296594.html

    www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_CX61_1338534.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G780_1316978.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_C...B_1347153.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE70_1357972.html

    http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/MSI_GE60_1360310.html
    Thanks so much for that, you put a lot of effort in this!!

    I'm looking further into these as we speak!
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    Hi Iqbal007,

    Could you tell me if there is any reason why my laptop Samsung NP550P7C should run Autocad 2010 very slow, and when I tried 2012 it was even slower?
    Is this a problem of this kind of laptop or of my system, because this is a fairly new laptop, and quite fast with games but when it comes to programs like Autocad and Matlab also, it becomes slow?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Skerdi)
    Hi Iqbal007,

    Could you tell me if there is any reason why my laptop Samsung NP550P7C should run Autocad 2010 very slow, and when I tried 2012 it was even slower?
    Is this a problem of this kind of laptop or of my system, because this is a fairly new laptop, and quite fast with games but when it comes to programs like Autocad and Matlab also, it becomes slow?

    Thanks
    I have no idea, the tech specs looks ideal for such usage on a laptop.

    Register your laptop at the samsung website, check the download bit, and download the latest drivers, etc restart the system. And have another go at it.
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    Gaming and AutoCAD require different things and as such differ greatly in terms of requirements which is why you get "professional" and "gaming" graphics cards. For AutoCAD the most defining factor in speed is RAM as the more RAM you can offer the program for its buffering the better, it also makes heavier user of the graphics card where games tend to split the processing.


    (Original post by Skerdi)
    Hi Iqbal007,

    Could you tell me if there is any reason why my laptop Samsung NP550P7C should run Autocad 2010 very slow, and when I tried 2012 it was even slower?
    Is this a problem of this kind of laptop or of my system, because this is a fairly new laptop, and quite fast with games but when it comes to programs like Autocad and Matlab also, it becomes slow?

    Thanks
 
 
 
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