Simple killer laptop for Rhino3D and Flamingo


#1

Next to my normal computer I am looking for a dedicated simple killer laptop to run only Rhino3D and Flamingo when I am working at a client location.

A lot of geometric and nurbs modeling (50MB+ files) and some neet but simple renderings
Price below 2000,- euro

Who can help with choosing the killer laptop with the following specs:
i7 qaudcore
4GB Video
SSD
17inch

I was considering
ACER Aspire V3-772G-747A321.26TBDWAK
17,3 inch LED
Intel Core i7-4702HQ
32 GB
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M (2 GB)
1600,- euro

good option?


#2

Check out these links:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

http://www.harddrivebenchmark.net/

I just spec’d out a new machine for myself yesterday, and these graphs were pretty useful in figuring out where the different components rank.

Dan


#3

Hi Dan, thanks for your support. What machine did you choose?


#4

I’m getting a desktop from Dell with the Intel Xeon E5-1620@3.6Ghz processor, the Nvidia Quadro K4000 graphics card, and a solid state drive. This will scream compared to my current Xeon @ 2 ghz. My current processor is ranked 444 so the new one at 37 should be substantially faster.

Dan


#5

Hi Dan, you mean something like the Precision T3600 E5-1620 with an sad? specs looks amazing


#6

Yes, that’s the one. If I had it right now, I would finish the renderings I’m doing tonight and wouldn’t have to come in tomorrow!! I should have done this a while ago. It’s just such a PITA getting a new computer that I put it off until it’s obvious I can’t put it off any longer (which is now).

Dan


#7

Yeah sounds familiar!
What made you decide on the Xeon E5-1620 vs i7 3770? The i7 ranks a little higher and is more widely available and maybe a bit better value for money?


#8

That Xeon processor seemed to be the best performance for the money of the 6 or so that Dell offered for that machine configuration. I guess that’s the downside of Dell. The selection of components is sparse. The machine I configured also had $900 off, so that helped with the decision.

Dan


#9

Hi Dan, did you get your new Rhino/render monster? does it do the job and can you recommend the machine?


#10

No, I don’t have it yet. Should be delivered next week. The power of this system should be impressive, but moving to a new computer is always a hassle. I think I have everything I need backed up, but of course I forgot something. That’s always how it goes. :slight_smile:

Dan


#11

Good luck Dan! For various reasons I choose a HP laptop with i7 4702MQ - 16GB - GeForce GT750M. The CPU ranks nr 9 on the laptop PassMark. Hope the whole configuration will suit my needs. Thanks for the support