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BIM laptop?

Mats_Knutsson
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Hi,

I would like to know where to start looking for a really powerful 15" laptop for BIM? ArchiCAD+other software like Tekla Structures. Lots of IFC.

Any brand better or worse?

I'd appreciate a silent machine as well as a working touchplate. I'm currently on macbook pro but since many of the BIM-applications I will need to use occasionally are windows only I doubt it's worth the hassle of having a mac with windows. I've never seen a laptop even close in "feel" of the macbook pro but there are zillions of laptops out theere and I don't know where in the jungle to start looking.

Very thankful for input!

Cheers,
Mats
AC 25 SWE Full

HP Zbook Fury 15,6 G8. 32 GB RAM. Nvidia RTX A3000.
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Laszlo Nagy
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I have the Asus G73 which I bought 2 years ago. It has a 17.3" display which I am happy with and I don't mind that I have to carry almost 4 kilos in my backpack, for me it is worth it.
I can whole heartedly recommeend its newest iteration, the G75.
However, the N76 is probably also an excellent choice.
I second Stefan's recommendation, please do yourself a favor and get SSD for system drive. Your computer will fly and it will still be pretty fast even 2-3 years from now.
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Anonymous
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Thanks for your thoughts Stefan

Thanks for you comments Laszlo

I have ended up buying the ASUS N76VZ ... it comes with windows 8 ... it is a 64 bit operating system ... Q ... do I need to or should I upgrade to Windows 8 Pro or will the windows 8 be all I need?

The ASUS has a sleep state/instant on function .. so the one I got doesnt have an SSD but it does have an instant start ...

Many many thanks
Laszlo Nagy
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You will be fine with this Windows 8 version, there is no need to upgrade to a pricier one.
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, Ac20-Ac27
Loving Archicad since 1995
Anonymous
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Thanks Laszlo...

That's a great relief!!

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