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Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 03:07:43 pm »
December 06, 2011, 03:07:43 pm
MSI makes some very nice, affordable gaming machines that fit the bill.

Also, Look at Origin PC:
http://originpc.com/choose-eon-gaming-laptop.asp

I purchased a very nice desktop gaming PC that is just awesome. I am no longer a fan of Dell or Alienware(now Dell) when compared to what i can get for the money from MSI and Origin PC.

Take a look and check some recent reviews.

BTW, Origin PC is a company started by former Alienware execs who left and started the company the way they thought Alienware should have been. Once again, i'm not shilling for them but my experience, from sales, to shipping and performance has been the TOPS!

bob
Robert A. Christman

cpercer

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 10:31:15 pm »
December 06, 2011, 10:31:15 pm
FYI, Origin laptops are rebranded Clevos

Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2011, 03:21:04 pm »
December 07, 2011, 03:21:04 pm
thanks

FYI, Origin laptops are rebranded Clevos
Robert A. Christman

Thomas

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2011, 10:11:50 am »
December 08, 2011, 10:11:50 am
I use a Toshiba Qosmio X770-11W
8 GB Ram
560M
17" - 3D Display
640 HD

works quite perfect!

Stella Maris

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Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2011, 06:34:37 pm »
December 14, 2011, 06:34:37 pm
hey i have a laptop lenovo thinkpad w520, core i7, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M  and windows 7 professional, and i can not run de Lumion 3d program, what can ido???

cpercer

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2011, 07:47:52 pm »
December 14, 2011, 07:47:52 pm
hey i have a laptop lenovo thinkpad w520, core i7, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M  and windows 7 professional, and i can not run de Lumion 3d program, what can ido???

Does the Quadro 1000M meet the minimum requirements to run Lumion?  A quick review of the "product info" page will show you minimum and recommended system specs.

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011, 09:59:38 pm »
December 14, 2011, 09:59:38 pm
Plus this info from Morten about benchmarks.

Morten: can I suggest a sticky (in captials: MINIMUM SPECS FOR LUMION) in General Discussion and link also from Tips and Tricks, with your info  here about benchmarks, and also link to this topic and Lumion min specs web page be done so potential users can more easily find a resource to some of the base answers first.  Seems this type of question is coming up quite regularly, which is good = more interest, awareness.
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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011, 11:16:33 pm »
December 14, 2011, 11:16:33 pm
You're right, Peter - I've been meaning to do this for a while. Copy-pasting the same info over and over is obviously a waste of time.
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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2011, 12:15:05 am »
December 15, 2011, 12:15:05 am
Cheers.
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thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 09:49:09 am »
January 19, 2012, 09:49:09 am
A little advice please, I am looking at a laptop for Lumion and have the opportunity to get one with a 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M Graphics Card and i7 cpu, does anyone have any experience with this particular card with Lumion. I think it has 144 cores so not that great but is it good enough? Our main Lumion machine has a 580 so this is to add a backup machine that is Lumion capable also for presentations. Many thanks in advance.

Gga_Mars

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« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2012, 11:01:52 am »
January 19, 2012, 11:01:52 am
You're right, Peter - I've been meaning to do this for a while. Copy-pasting the same info over and over is obviously a waste of time.
sorry for those who will feel targeted.... You'll always find people who prefer to waste your time instead of their .

Multiply by 5 the size of the search button  :-P
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thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2012, 10:33:51 am »
January 23, 2012, 10:33:51 am
a 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M Graphics Card. I think it has 144 cores so not that great but is it good enough?

This link is to a graphics benchmark chart from Benchmark. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
It shows the relative speed so you can compare it to other cards. I have a machine with  GT 9800 so I realise the actual speed of the 555m is just slightly better than that.

thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 07:09:08 pm »
February 03, 2012, 07:09:08 pm
A little advice please, I am looking at a laptop for Lumion and have the opportunity to get one with a 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M Graphics Card and i7 cpu, does anyone have any experience with this particular card with Lumion. I think it has 144 cores so not that great but is it good enough? Our main Lumion machine has a 580 so this is to add a backup machine that is Lumion capable also for presentations. Many thanks in advance.

I thought I would give you an update to help steer others.
I read reviews and researched this machine pretty well I thought, I posted here and on other forums too. I felt this was a pretty good machine and up for the task. Having purchased it I can report that with the latest drivers running windows 7 Lumion doesn't work, we were able to move the licence but got a blue screen of death. I shall try again before selling the machine. Laptops seem so much trickier than desktops.
So my advice is test Lumion on the actual machine before purchase.

Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 08:35:54 pm »
February 03, 2012, 08:35:54 pm
awesome benchmark site. thanks!

it looks like the fastest "m" for mobile cards seems to be:

1. Radeon HD 6970M, @ 2,631
2. Radeon HD 6990M, @ 2,583
3. GeForce GTX 485M, @ 2,241
4. GeForce GTX 580M, @ 2,078

i guess my question to the geeks and gurus on here is, what does that really mean regarding the ability to run Lumion??

thanks,
bob
Robert A. Christman

jordan230

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 05:53:15 pm »
February 06, 2012, 05:53:15 pm
MSI makes some very nice, affordable gaming machines that fit the bill.

Also, Look at Origin PC:
http://originpc.com/choose-eon-gaming-laptop.asp

I purchased a very nice desktop gaming PC that is just awesome. I am no longer a fan of Dell or Alienware(now Dell) when compared to what i can get for the money from MSI and Origin PC.

Take a look and check some recent reviews.

BTW, Origin PC is a company started by former Alienware execs who left and started the company the way they thought Alienware should have been. Once again, i'm not shilling for them but my experience, from sales, to shipping and performance has been the TOPS!

bob

Good afternoon Robert, I hope you are doing well.

I read sometime ago that you bought a desktop PC from Origin Pc.
I am also looking for a desktop PC with almost the same specs and price that you selected for yours. Could you please let me know how is your PC performing with Lumion and other softwares like sketch up, 3d max, Revit, PS, etc.. I will like to know your comments and suggestions!!! I think Origin Pc has the best quality components so far and is around the price range I am looking for, approx $2,500.... Other companies are way to expensive, like Dell,etc..

The laptops prices are not bad in price, but I am going with a Pc to work on larger scenes, maybe later I will buy a laptop for presentations.

Thank you in advanced for you help!!!!