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    hey im going to be a freshman in architecture school this year and i am looking for a computer that will run revit fairly well but also not to expensive any suggestions?

    Budget? "not to expensive" is very relative.

    Preferred screen size?


      Originally posted by iru69 View Post
      Budget? "not to expensive" is very relative.

      Preferred screen size?

      17" screen and anywhere from 1000 to 2000 dollars


        sounds like you want a laptop.... right?
        -Alex Cunningham


          Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
          sounds like you want a laptop.... right?
          yes you are correct


            Originally posted by Nitram View Post
            17" screen and anywhere from 1000 to 2000 dollars
            Take a look at the:

            HP dv7t or dv7tqe series
            i7-2620, i7-2720 or i7-2820
            Radeon HD 6770M (1GB)

            Note that the i7-2620 is only a dual core - a quad core will really help with rendering... but I appreciate that a few hundred extra bucks can be a big deal when you're a college student.

            Make sure it has a minimum of 6GB, but I'd recommend 8GB (use can always upgrade later if need be).

            I don't see anything from Dell that fits the bill until you hit the Precision line, which will set you back more than $2K.

            Also, feel free to post any other laptop specs you're considering, and I'm sure someone will chime in with their thoughts.

            Good luck!


              If you go for a HP, I´ll highly recommend the hp 87xxw series - Got one my self and it´s been flawless - The 8740w should be available for ~2k
              • Intel Core i5-560M 2.66GHz (dual core)
              • 17.0" WSXGA+
              • 4GB RAM
              • 320GB
              • ATI FirePro M7820 1GB

              But... it seems that Asus G73SW-3DE would also be a great option at ~2k - It sure have better specs, and I suppose Asus have a pretty good rep. too...
              • Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz (quad core)
              • 17.3"
              • 8GB RAM
              • 1TB Hard Disk
              • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 1.5GB
              Klaus Munkholm
              "Do. Or do not. There is no try."


                thanks guys!

                i was looking at an alienware mx17 .........

                PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
                OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
                MEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (4DIMMS)
                VIDEO CARD 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon™ HD 6870M
                HARD DRIVE 640GB Raid 0 (2x 320GB 7,200RPM)
                LCD PANEL 17.3-inch WideHD+ 1600 x 900 60Hz WLED
                WIRELESS CARD Wireless 802.11 g/n
                INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

                what do you think?


                  You can probly get more laptop for your money if you buy a HP. Currently Dell is focused on their server line and neglecting the consumer based equipment. HP will give you more for less 90% of the time. Look at there new ENVY line. You can eaisly get

                  ENVY 17 seires

                  Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
                  Processor 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
                  Graphics card 1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6850M Graphics [HDMI]
                  Memory 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
                  Hard drive 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
                  Primary battery 30% OFF! One 6-Cell and One 9-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
                  Display 17.3" diagonal HD+ HP BrightView Infinity LED Display (1600 x 900)
                  Primary optical drive Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
                  Personalization HP TrueVision HD Webcam
                  Networking Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
                  Keyboard Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad
                  HP Care Pack Services HP 3-year Care Pack House Call Service with Accidental Damage Protection for Select Pavilion or Envy Laptop edit

                  (i bet you could even shave $200 off the price if you shop around)

                  You can also find some good buys on ACER and ASUS products. Remeber Alienware is a HIGH END gaming system. If you play games as well as use Revit. It might be just want you are looking for. However, I have found that Revit takes WAY more resources then most games now a days.
                  Last edited by Alex Cunningham; June 27, 2011, 02:21 PM.
                  -Alex Cunningham


                    if you get a HP, make sure you format it and install win7 from scratch; they have soo much crapware on it (maybe not on the envy's, from what i have read)...


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