Modest laptop graphics user

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#1

it looks like all the laptop threads are pretty old, so i’ll start a new one.

i’m looking to replace my home laptop and i’m not seeing much in the way of options on graphics card. i just use rhino for drawing and rhinocam for cnc programming. no rendering, so pretty simple needs. looking for a 17" screen because rhinocam takes up a lot of real estate. any recommendations for my needs? have had good luck with dell, less with hp and lenovo.

thanks


#2

All computer vendors make cheap computers and expensive computers, so model or family is more important than brand name. I recommend Thinkpad laptops because they are very reliable and almost indestructible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0h70N6rsZ4

You do not need laptop with 17" screen. You need smaller laptop with Dell U2718Q monitor (resolution: 3840x2160 pixels, diagonal size = 27inch = 68.47cm).


#3

How’s your budget?

I’d try and search for something with upgradable up to 16GB ram for the future.


#4

i’ll try to be clearer. i have a big screen at work, along with my 17" laptop there that has 16g of ram, with gforce GT 740m. i also have a 15 laptop at home and it is very crowded when using rhinocam, and that’s why i want a 17" at home without a second screen.

what i really want to know is what graphics card i need given my simpler needs, no rendering or other graphics heavy plugins. i am not designing for others, just using this for my own business where we make guitars. i spend way more time making things than designing things, so i am at nowhere near the level most of you are at in your design capabilities.

i hope that helps clarify the question.