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Could someone recommend me a good high-end laptop for college purposes?

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User Info: aquablack

aquablack
4 years ago#1
I'm an architecture student and I'm looking for a good high-end laptop for use with Computer-Aided Design (Autodesk CAD) as well as good gaming capabilities and if possible, one that isn't too bulky.

Budget isn't really an issue for me, the problem is choosing a good laptop that would last me up to five years. Also, no macs (can't stand those things, not to mention they have limited CAD functionality, or so I've heard).

User Info: VenomSnake

VenomSnake
4 years ago#2
You're better off getting a slightly cheaper laptop and saving the money to upgrade halfway through. No laptop is going to last you 5 years very well.
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User Info: params7

params7
4 years ago#3
OP look into the Asus G series. They're upto G75 I think? Very good gaming powerhouse laptops, they release a new model every year priced at 1000-1200$, but they'll last 2 years at least before getting a little outdated.

I'm typing from a G72 right now I bought 3 years ago and it runs most of the stuff out today on medium-high still.
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User Info: dunebeetle

dunebeetle
4 years ago#4
The correct answer is a hp dv6t with i7-3610QM and 650m dedicated graphics. Can be had from HP's website for only $850 using the coupon code NBW9325.



http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A3F49AV?HP-Pavilion-dv6t-7000-Quad-Edition-Entertainment-Notebook-PC

User Info: DreDayy

DreDayy
4 years ago#5
your only option is to get a workstation laptop, i recommened the lenovo w520 with the quadro 2000m upgrade.
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User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#6
Get a Lenovo ThinkPad W series or an HP EliteBook Mobile Workstation.
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User Info: aquablack

aquablack
4 years ago#7
^ I was actually leaning towards the HP Elitebook Mobile Workstation line, so that's something I'll be looking into more.

Another option for me is to get a Dell XPS 15z which my dad said he could get at a much lower price. I'm also kind of digging the sleek design.

Decisions, decisions.

User Info: Shub

Shub
4 years ago#8
You're not going to get the same quality out of a Dell XPS than out of an HP EliteBook or Lenovo ThinkPad. Those two are built like tanks and they're standards for lots of companies.
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User Info: DreDayy

DreDayy
4 years ago#9
Shub posted...
You're not going to get the same quality out of a Dell XPS than out of an HP EliteBook or Lenovo ThinkPad. Those two are built like tanks and they're standards for lots of companies.


dont forget the dell mobile workstation

i was in the boat as the tc a few weeks ago i ended up going with the w520 because it was the most portable of all the work stations its about 5.8 pounds with the 9 cell battery.
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User Info: VenomSnake

VenomSnake
4 years ago#10
Getting a mobile workstation computer for architecture in college is pointless. Just get a cheaper computer with decent specs and upgrade after 2 or 3 years.
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