What laptop to get for architecture

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Hi I’m currently trying to look for a laptop for architecture and I’ve come down to two , the MacBook Air and Microsoft surface laptop 4. I’ve been told by a student to get a MacBook however there is so many people saying it’s not the best for architecture . So I just want to know which one you think is better or if you have any recommendations. Thanks
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I'm pretty sure you need something more powerful for architecture. Maybe consider looking at gaming laptops since they'll be able to handle more intensive software. Talk to someone in the architecture department they'll most likely tell you what specs you need for the course, then you can consider suitable laptops accordingly.
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I'm pretty sure you need something more powerful for architecture. Maybe consider looking at gaming laptops since they'll be able to handle more intensive software. Talk to someone in the architecture department they'll most likely tell you what specs you need for the course, then you can consider suitable laptops accordingly.
Ok thanks do you think 16 ram/gb and 1tb SSD would be enough? Or would I need more?
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Ok thanks do you think 16 ram/gb and 1tb SSD would be enough? Or would I need more?
Yeah I think that should be fine... try and find a laptop with GPU as well, I heard that helps with architecture.
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Yeah I think that should be fine... try and find a laptop with GPU as well, I heard that helps with architecture.
Ok thanks for the help
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I'd go for Windows rather than Mac because I've heard a lot of CAD software runs better on the former

Also I'd look into one with at least 16GB RAM and a powerful dedicated graphics card. Anything else might struggle with CAD.
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I'd go for Windows rather than Mac because I've heard a lot of CAD software runs better on the former

Also I'd look into one with at least 16GB RAM and a powerful dedicated graphics card. Anything else might struggle with CAD.
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Ok thank you
What amount of graphics card would you recommend because I’m stuck between a
3060 graphics card with 6GB RAM GDDR6. And a - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ,4 GB GDDR6.
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