I am highly interested in Lenovo ThinkPad P50s, but I am not sure if it is powerful enough to run with Rhino and V-Ray, and other 3D modelling apps.
Here are the relevant specs:
Processor : Intel Core i7-6600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.40GHz)
Operating System Language : Windows 10 Home 64 English
Memory : 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz SODIMM
Graphics : NVIDIA Quadro M500M 2GB
Hard Drive : 256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - Capable
I am mainly concern with the graphics as the NVIDIA Quadro M500M is less popular and powerful as compared to M1000M or M2000M. Will M500M cause any performance issue with rhino and v-ray rendering?
An other option could be to buy an additional PC as render slave and use it per LAN network. At this machine you could add a fast CPU. Also for the future it’s cheaper to update a PC than a notebook.
Also the next Vray 3 will be much faster since the software is optimized and a special denoiser help you render faster than at v2. But I’m not sure how many slave licenses will be for free for v3 anymore.