I bought a laptop for my gaming/university work. I'm studying Architectural Technology.
i7 3630QM (2.4GHz, overclocks to 3.4GHz under intensive usage), hyperthreading Quad core/8threads.
16GB 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance Ram
7200rpm 750GB HDD
Basically, Revit and CAD are incredibly laggy and slow. CAD lags with a simple line command
Revit, don't get me started, where doesn't it lag. Loading families, placing families, altering family item size, materials library drives me crazy due to crazy lag and loading times. Materials is the main issue with the lagg, takes FOREVER to load the material editor, when I click on a material... It's like playing a game with 3 fps.
There is no way my quad core (stays above 3GHz during revit use), 16gb ram can perform worse than my crappy £300 HP laptop with it's duo-core and 4gb of ram, I had before buying this.
I have no idea what is causing this and it's driving me nuts as I try to do simple things and it's like my laptop is trying to climb a mountain, it's quite strange that decent laptop like this acts like a £200 laptop.