Laptop crapped out - need new one for Rhino 6 - Recommends?

What is the best sub $3000usd 17" laptop for Rhino 6 right now? Mostly for Rhino, but also a bit of Photoshop and some rendering (keyshot and/or vray) and possibly some unreal engine 3d environment modeling. Ive been running an Asus G751J and after swapping for an ssd drive and adding 32gb ram, it’s done me well for 3 years but now the usb ports arent working (maybe I’ll fix it?). In case I dont and need a new beast of a laptop, please suggest recommendations and/or specs.

What do you think of the Alienware 17 r5?


Processor Manufacturer: Intel

Processor Generation: 8th Gen

Processor Model: i7-8750H

Processor Speed: 2.20 GHz

Maximum Turbo Speed: 3.90 GHz

Processor Core: Hexa-core (6 Core)


Standard Memory: 16 GB

Memory Technology: DDR4


Hybrid Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB

Solid State Drive: 256GB SSD

Optical Drive Type: No

Display & Graphics

Screen Size: 17.3"

Display Screen Technology: In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Touchscreen: No

Graphics Controller Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Graphics Controller Model: GTX 1070

Graphics Memory Capacity: 8 GB

Graphics Memory Technology: GDDR5

Graphics Memory Accessibility: Dedicated

Network & Communication

Wireless LAN: Yes

Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11ac

Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet

Bluetooth Standard: Bluetooth 5.0

Built-in Devices

Front Camera/Webcam: Yes

Front Camera/Webcam Resolution: FHD



Total Number of USB Ports: 3

Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 3

USB Type-C: Yes


Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Input Devices

Keyboard Type: English

Keyboard Backlight: Yes

Battery Information

Number of Cells: 6-cell

Battery Energy: 99 WHr

Physical Characteristics

Color: Epic Sliver

Height: 1.18"

Width: 16.69"

Depth: 13.07"

Weight (Approximate): 9.74

Have a quick search through the “Hardware” category.

Thanks John.

I bought an ASUS GL702VI-WB74 added 16 GB of ram and have been very happy with it. For some reason the price has jumped up…I gave right at $2000 it’s now closer to $2700. The screen on this thing is incredible.


Without doubt I would buy the new Thinkpad P72 with a 4K display.
I have the lower spec P52s and very happy with it for Rhino.

Thanks Miles.

Thanks Brian.