There are professional cards available for workstation laptops, such as the Nvidia Quadro and Radeon Pro, that slightly under-perform from their desktop counterparts. We have also good experiences with most of the dedicated Nvidia's GeForce cards, somewhat middling experience with AMD/ATI cards, and very bad experience with on-board (integrated) graphics cards.
stevejock1 wrote:Funny. This is word-for-word what I posted on a Reddit thread on reddit.com/r/Archicad (see
Any thoughts on the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 for ARCHICAD work? I work on small to medium-sized projects (i.e. residential, singe units to multi-units, and interior commercial fit-out) but I model about 80% of the project (which everyone should).
Current laptop is an old 2015 13" Macbook Pro 2016, 16gb 3.4Ghz CPU duo-core.
Thanks in advance!
Lingwisyer wrote:The laptop you’ll need to buy for Archicad, also has to be suitable for these other software. Therefore, I have decided to list here, the best laptops for ArchiCAD. This list applies to all versions of the software, including ArchiCAD 22, 21, 20, 19 and 18.
The eGPU option should work well for your intended use if you stick to the single desk. You will probably want to get the i7 to maximise life. The UHD+ screen seems a bit overkill and just eats into your battery life, but I do not see any downgrade options on the Australian site.
Still, the main advantage of using an eGPU is not to enable work, but to improve. Hence if you are just sticking to the single desk, and it is just for work, it would be significantly more cost effective to get a dedicated desktop computer and a tablet for
Hello, Small screen for CAD, bit I guess you're using a second monitor. Also, there are a number of different specs for the XPS, which one are you thinking of getting?
You'll want one with dedicated graphics, i7 (or equivalent) and 16GB RAM atleast. SSD (pretty sure they're standard on the XPS) OR for more details go there.