Due to some reasons, I am going to use Intel Celeron N4500 or N4000 with Intel UHD Graphics 600.
I read the minimum requirements, but I wonder if the setup would be sufficent to play around with Grasshopper? I mean learning, writing some Python code and so on? I am not going to use it for complex modeling (unless playing with bridges and civil engineering is considered heavy comparing to cars/boats modeling). So, the question is, if the laptop would be capable of starting the software and doing some stuff, or the hardware makes it unusable?
I have way better laptop, but lets say its going to be unavaiable.
Thank you very much for the link. It’s quite interesting.
Based on the topic, I have assumed that it would be possible to use a laptopt with that specs, just to learn and play with Grasshopper, instead of heavy modeling.
Correct me please if I am wrong, but the GPU is being used to calculate/generate the geometry or the whole process is CPU based?
It will be possible. If that machine is the only one you can get, then go for it.
Here you are saying though that you do civil engineering and bridges. I don’t think you can say that a car or boat is heavier (on the graphics card) than that. It depends. A detailed model of a bridge will be way heavier to draw than a car.
Thanks for the clarification. I wanted something budget, since I am going to the hospital to a rehabilitation for a few weeks and I don’t know what conditions are in the rooms. I am a bit afraid of accidentaly droping my laptop, since I am limited with moving.
I guess, I am gonna wait till getting there and afterwards I decide to tell someone to bring my own laptop or buying a budget one.
So far, I am on sick leave and I am mostly learning and playing with the software. Honestly, the goal for the laptop would be to learn and to generate a part of a road or just a portion of the bridge, to test potential workflows.