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Need a good laptop for 3D Studio Max. Please help
show user profile  Justin101
Hey all,

I'm looking for a decent laptop for 3D Studio Max 2011 and Photoshop work.
Currently my home computer is an i7 930 2.80 GHZ, 12G Ram,
ATI Radeon HD5770 Sapphire 1Gb graphics card and it does the job well.

Any suggestions or tips in finding the right laptop?
Things to look for? Things to stay away from?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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5/13/2013 4:10:58 AM (last edit: 5/13/2013 4:10:58 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
I just picked up a Lenovo y500 for 840... It was on sale, I love this thing...

- Portfolio-

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5/13/2013 4:21:26 AM (last edit: 5/13/2013 4:21:26 AM)
show user profile  FX
How much money are you wanting to spend ?
I'd say 17 inch screen screen & dedicated graphics are 2 things to look for, I was dumb enough to get a laptop with ATI-Mobility gfx card, it lags a bit with heavy 3d work, but it was cheap.

Are you on a budget or is money no option ?

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5/13/2013 10:33:12 AM (last edit: 5/13/2013 10:33:12 AM)
show user profile  Justin101
Thanks for your comments.
This is what I'm looking at getting.

Only I'm upgrading to 12G of RAM.
Below are the specs.

Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM Processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
Hybrid HDD: HDD 750 GB (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm) + NAND Flash Memory 8 GB
Powerful discrete graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M LE 2 GB

This should do right?
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5/13/2013 12:20:21 PM (last edit: 5/13/2013 12:20:21 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
a) it has win 8
b) the gpu is a turd and way out of proportion with the cpu
c) the "hybrid" disk will turn into a regular disk in a few months tops since the flash will burn

dont do it

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5/13/2013 1:54:54 PM (last edit: 5/13/2013 1:54:54 PM)
show user profile  npcph
if you can upgrade to a 7500 rpm drive, it will increase the performance a little. 5400 rpm drives are the basic drives and normally the 7500 are an upgrade. worth it in my opinion.

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5/13/2013 4:06:57 PM (last edit: 5/13/2013 4:06:57 PM)
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