I'm hoping to be an architecture student in September and I'm looking into buying a laptop as I'll most likely be living at home and commuting to uni.
The stats I've found recommended for architecture student's work (with Revit, CAD etc as well as personal use) include having an i7 processor of 2.5GHz+, 12GB+ RAM, a good amount of physical memory (though I do have a 1tb external hard drive), a good 1GB+ graphics card, and a large-ish screen (I'll also be looking to set up a dual screen when at home)
However, all the specifically suggested laptops are well above £1000. Looking to spend more around the £800-£900ish mark, I've found some laptops that seem to fit the stats, but I was wondering if there's any reason these wouldn't be of a good enough standard?
They are: ASUS K501UX, ASUS K556UQ, ASUS X556UA, Dell Inspiron 15 7000.
Would these be good enough to meet an architecture student's needs? And are there any good alternatives available at a similar price?!
It'd be great to get some advice as it's a lot to spend on something that wouldn't be good enough one year in or something!
When can you expect yours?