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Which should I choose?


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#1 naomonster

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:22 PM

I'm a student who needs a new laptop capable of 3d modelling. Won't be modelling on a day-to-day basis. Mostly will be used for AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite. 3d programmes i will be using are 3dsmax and SketchUp.
I've priced 3 laptops that I'm interested in and am completely clueless as to which to buy.
Which should I choose?

1) Sony VGN-NW11SS 749.99
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6500
(2.1Ghz, 800Mhz, 2MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista ® Home Premium
4GB Memory
320GB Hard drive
Up to 2 hours battery life
Webcam
ATI Radeon 512mb graphics
Bluetooth connectivity
HDMI connectivity

2) Acer 5536-744G 499.99
AMD Turion processor RM-74
(2.2Ghz, 1MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista ® Home Premium
4GB Memory
500GB Hard drive
Up to 3 hours battery life
Webcam
Dolby Home Theatre

3) Compaq Presario CQ60-430SA 429.99
AMD Turion processor RM72
(2.1Ghz, 1MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista ® Home Premium
4GB Memory
250GB Hard drive
Up to 2 hours battery life
Nvidia GeForce 1GB graphics
HDMI connectivity

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:56 PM

My first suggestion would be to buy none of them. Very few low-cost laptops have the graphics necessary to handle 3D modeling. If you can, I would go for a desktop PC with plenty of RAM and a good graphics card. If you must have a laptop, I would go for the first option.

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