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Chewy
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Hi,
I have never really been into laptops and I am more of a desktop guy. However I require a laptop for uni as advised by my tutor to be.

I will be doing a course which requires 3D Studio Max and was wondering if anyone can help point me in the right direction for a laptop that is suitable for a student that isnt over the top high in specs.

probably look at:
1gb or 2gb memory
1.8ghz (dual core if possible)

Fair enough those sort of things are the same specs as you would get in any desktop PC. Its the graphics cards I am stuck on. Trying to find a card that is powerfull enough for multipurpose application. such as graphic work within 3D Studio Max and then also playing games and other general usage.

I have been on http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk and I know for fact that some of their high end spec laptops at about £1,500 will work fine. But I would like to know if there are any others that could do what I want that isnt so costly.

Thanks in advance,
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Resultsdayforthewin
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My friend doing her architecture degree invested in a Sony Viao not so long ago, i'm unsure on the specs but it handles 3D Studio Max perfectly and other programs like Autocad.
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Hey man! My course required 3dsm too, but are you sure you want a lappy? I mean, if you need to do any rendering on it, or any extended work you'll need it plugged in or the load on your cpu and gpu will rape your battery like a child molester in a jeuvenile prison. But if you still decide you want a lappy, you can get decent graphics cards for them.

With a cpu and graphics card like this, you'll easily be able to do it:

http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...DUCT&KEY=61665

But it's a tad on the expensive side, I appreciate. This one will still handle it fine, though maybe not as many polys at one - some clever hiding will be necessary, but that's good practice anyways:

http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...DUCT&KEY=91984

But I can't reiterate enough the advice to get a desktop. I mean, how often are you going to want to do design work on the move?
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http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/572_325481.html

Im looking at this one for my course

Its only 1.67 but is Intel Centrino Duo
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how's this one? http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...hs1&l=en&s=dhs

either that or go for their media intensive XPS notebooks.
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(Original post by Noxid)
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/572_325481.html

Im looking at this one for my course

Its only 1.67 but is Intel Centrino Duo
My Dad bought some Which Laptop magazine and I think it's this one which won some award as best laptop.
Anyway I'm doing digital photography so I think I might be getting this one.
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Chewy
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Hey thanks for the help guys, it is much appreciated.

I have a desktop PC aswell which has a Quadro FX in it which is made for graphic work but the specs are crap. well they are now anyways lol.

1gb memory
AMD 64bit 3500+ (which is actualy sodding crap and no better than a athlon 3200, but yeah it can deal with windows vista (whoopdy doo)).

Joeybee: I am staying away from dell atm with the battery issues lol.

Dan, laptops have flat screens and plus with my desktop its a second VDU meaning I can see my work on '4' different displays.

once again thanks for the links and info!
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