Hi everyone, I am an architecture student currently considering getting a new laptop. My university offered quite some options for a moderate price, two of those that caught most of my attention would be the XPS 15 and Precision 5530. Both running i7 8750 and 16 GB of ram with the major difference being the video card: Quadro P2000 and a GTX 1050 TI.
Precision came with 2000 bucks while the XPS 15 came with 1500 bucks. I wont game but I do certainly would do video editing or animation (cinema 4D), but putting them aside, each one would be better for rhino? I would like to know how good they each perform if there is any user for any of them? How is the battery life? Is the P2000 worth the extra 500 bucks? I have read quite a lot of things about OpenGL and Rhino and it seems like quadro supports it better…?
Thank you so much.
P.S. I do a lot of grasshopper like a lot, usually, wont spend that much time with the rhino interface.
I would personally never bother with a Quadro for Rhino unless it’s the top-of-the-line-bleeding-edge. The “cheaper” models have awful bang-for-the-buck(at least the top end model gives you the most bang you can get) and exist only for people running software that specifically requires a Quadro because the developers don’t actually test it on anything else.
I would respectfully disagree with Jim for Rhino V6.
Fo V5 I would probably choose the GeForce, but for V6, I would go with the Quadro p2000, and I did. I have one and like it a lot. I’m driving two 27" monitors with it.
I believe the Precision line is also generally a more robust “professional” full time use machine than the XPS 15, which is more for the home user.
I use Dell XPS 15 4k screen, 32 g ram GTX 1050 for 2 years now.
My advices: don’t 4k till R6 is a mess to work with, R5 need to resize to 2K resolution to see icons
GTX 1050 work really well, ti version could be appreciate.
A must have PC
As John said go for Precision and P2000 or higher if you have heavy 3dm jobs or multi screen
Both will do the job easely