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Help to buy new Laptop!

Anonymous
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alemanda
Advocate
Go with ssd. This is a must.
The more ram is better. 8gb it's not a good amount.
15.6 would be my choice, no need for touch a screen.
Pay attention to graphics card. Should be not integrated.
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Anonymous
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alemanda wrote:
Go with ssd. This is a must.
The more ram is better. 8gb it's not a good amount.
15.6 would be my choice, no need for touch a screen.
Pay attention to graphics card. Should be not integrated.
Thank you for replying but i only have these 4 options. Will any of these run the Archicad 20? And which one will run it faster IF they run it.. I don't know which one to pick
alemanda
Advocate
You have to pay attention to the graphic card. I think archicad doesn't run on pc with integrated graphic card
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32GB RAM - SSD 256GB - Nvidia Quadro K620
Display DELL 25'' 2560x1440
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Alemanda is right:

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/technotes/video-cards/recommended-video-cards-for-archicad-20/
Recommended video cards for laptops

For reasons detailed above, we can not recommend any specific card and driver combination for laptops. However, there are professional video cards available for high-end laptops, such as the Nvidia Quadro, which are just as good as their desktop counterparts. We have also good experiences with most of the standard Nvidia cards, somewhat worse experience with AMD/ATI cards, and very bad experience with on-board intel graphic cards. Definitely avoid the latter.
Based on the above, you might want to reconsider the available options.
Actually, the best thing would be for you to install ARCHICAD on the laptop you want to buy (if possible) and test it.
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ronni202 wrote:
Hello,
I'm trying to buy a laptop for archiCad 19-20. But i have low budget...
I would recommend a Dell Precision Workstation.
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?brandid=2801&c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=...

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Make sure to read the recommendations of GRAPHISOFT:

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/technotes/setup/hardware-compatibility/recommended-hardware-for-gr...
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laszlonagy wrote:
Make sure to read the recommendations of GRAPHISOFT:

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/technotes/setup/hardware-compatibility/recommended-hardware-for-gr...
And be sure you check the dates on some of that info. What they need is a Benchmark file so people can post results based on the hardware people are actually using with ArchiCAD.

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Barry Kelly
Moderator
juliadavid wrote:
I'm about to buy an ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502GW-AH76 Laptop with 240Hz display. Need your opinions guys!
Should I go for it?

How would we know?
You didn't list any specs.

Does it meet the minimum requirements as listed by Graphisoft?
If so it should be fine.

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/knowledgebase/25883/


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Lingwisyer
Guru
There is a model number and it is well beyond minimum spec. So it will work, how well on the other hand we cannot comment on since there are no actual benchmarks for ArchiCAD. We also do not know what you would be doing with it, though that will mean little without the aforementioned benchmarks.



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