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Is this laptop any good?
show user profile  S. Silard
Hey guys, I am planning to buy a laptop, because my desktop computer was not able to move with me.

So would this laptop be able to run Maya or Max smoothly even with some few million poly objects, render in a sane ammount of time, have no problem with photoshop, after effects or nuke, and run some of the latest games like XCOM 2, Skyrim Remastered or Mass Effect Andromeda?


http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/VivoBook-Pro-N552VX/specifications/

Version I think to buy has i7 cpu, 4GB GPU Ram, Full HD display. And I try to get it with 16 Gig of RAM.

Thanks for the help in advance.

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11/6/2016 10:05:13 PM (last edit: 11/6/2016 10:09:36 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
First up, this is certainly not one of those crazy 32*Xeon one-man render farms people normally talk about on this forum.

That being said, it is a decent laptop, the CPU is fine, the RAM are lovely DDR4 and you have some choices regarding monitors. Depending on what kind of cash you want to spend, I would go for a IPS display version. 4K on a 15" monitor is useless IMO, so FullHD is the way to go. (Somewhere in between would have been fine, but that does not appear to be an option)

A potential bottleneck, as far as I can tell, is the GFX chipset.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M with 2GB/4GB DDR3 VRAM
I cant understand why it does not have dedicated GDDR5, considering it is not that old a chipset. Seems like a strange place to save money.. But I can see it comes in a DDR3 or GDDR5 version.
you can find it around rank 101 on this list:http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html
You will have to do a little googling to see how it scores in whatever games you wanna play.

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11/7/2016 2:24:07 PM (last edit: 11/7/2016 2:25:43 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Thanks, that list is worth a lot!

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11/7/2016 9:56:21 PM (last edit: 11/7/2016 9:56:21 PM)
show user profile  npcph
I've been looking for the same type of laptop. The best ones I've found are asus rog, msi and sager. Sager is a bit more expensive but they do offer a desktop 6700 processor in their laptops as opposed to the mobile version that everyone else offers. But If you're looking for a mobile processor and high end video cards, all three have great systems.

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11/8/2016 1:22:04 AM (last edit: 11/8/2016 1:22:04 AM)
show user profile  render
you lot need help before you go throwing money down the toilet.

don't buy anything with an nvidia M processor in it as it's not oculus rift compatible.

some options here :
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Notebookcheck-s-Top-10-Gaming-Notebooks.98628.0.html
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/list.aspx?s=46&p=402@402&v=11@10&ck=5#1
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11/9/2016 10:46:46 AM (last edit: 11/9/2016 11:03:31 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
"you lot need help before you go throwing money down the toilet."
>Here is a list of laptops that cost a lot more!..

Ideally though, the GTX 10xx series for laptops is fairly impressive.. It would be easier to distinguish if they still called them M... or maybe L for laptop or summin..

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11/9/2016 12:47:05 PM (last edit: 11/9/2016 12:47:05 PM)
show user profile  geoffneck
Try the Dell OUTLET site... I got a returned Alienware last year, highly spec'd and works great for all things 3D. you may find a good deal there. Other than that, I love ASUS, and I dont thing you can go far wrong with that laptop.

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11/9/2016 6:24:52 PM (last edit: 11/9/2016 6:24:52 PM)
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