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.
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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