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Arch-ion

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2012, 01:07:16 pm »
February 17, 2012, 01:07:16 pm
Thanks Morten,but i wanted to know if some of you here already experienced lumion on those machines?As i work with large masterplans most of the time,and i really want the best experience between these two.

thecravatman

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2012, 03:09:25 pm »
February 17, 2012, 03:09:25 pm
Hi i'lld like some help with you guys.i have the choice between two laptops,namely the MSI GX780 and the HP Pavilion DV7

the specs of the MSI GX780 are as follows:

core i5
8gb of ram
nvidia gt555m 1gb ddr5
sreen 17" @ 1080p

and the HP pavilion dv7

core i7
8gb of RAM
RADEON HD6770M 1GB ddr5
screen 17" @ 900p

what do you suggest me to go with?
thanks!


I have the M555 and have got a good result with Lumion thanks to Mortens advice.
My general feeling is that more is better and would go with i7 and the faster card.
However, the m555 does work.

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2012, 04:16:57 pm »
February 17, 2012, 04:16:57 pm
I have the M555 and have got a good result with Lumion thanks to Mortens advice.
My general feeling is that more is better and would go with i7 and the faster card.
However, the m555 does work.
Good call, I forgot to mention to Arch-ion that the MSI GX780 ships with power-saving Optimus technology, ie, 2 graphics cards: a fast Nvidia 555M card for 3D applications and a slow Intel card for word processing, web browsing etc.

@Arch-ion: If you opt for the MSI laptop, you'll need to specify that Lumion should use the fast 555M card. Here's how to do that:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=943.msg12748#msg12748
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jordan230

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2012, 06:27:47 am »
February 18, 2012, 06:27:47 am
ok i made my decision..... this is my laptop specs:

Chassis and Primary Display:  EON17-X platform with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 and 1920 x 1080 Full HD 17.3" LED Backlit Glossy Screen Extended Lead Time

Graphics Card:  Single 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M (2GB of Total GFX)

ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking:  ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking

Processor:  Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz/3.8GHz Turbo LGA 2011 Hex-Core Processor (12MB L3 Cache)
Memory:  32GB Dual-Channel DDR3 1333MHz (4 X 8GB)
Hard Drive One:  250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
Included
Hard Drive Two:  1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 5400RPM, 8MB Cache HDD Does Not Support RAID

its time to LUMION!!!!!

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2012, 09:37:06 am »
February 18, 2012, 09:37:06 am
That's a serious piece of kit, Jordan! How much will it cost you?
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thecravatman

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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2012, 09:48:05 am »
February 18, 2012, 09:48:05 am
Wow, some spec for a laptop, that should do it.
The only change I would really recommend is an ssd as the main drive a series 3 240.
Can I ask what the cost was?

jordan230

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2012, 03:02:54 pm »
February 18, 2012, 03:02:54 pm
Total price 4k, with tax and shipping

Arch-ion

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« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2012, 05:15:01 am »
February 21, 2012, 05:15:01 am
Thanks everyone,so at least i got an opinion on which one to choose from these two.Recently i also got an offer for an MSI GT780DXR,some says its better,maybe you can kindly advise :-P.
Heres the specs of the MSI GT780DXR


CPU
 
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
 
Chipset
 
Intel HM67
 
Memory
DDR3 1066/1333 MHz ,Slot : 4
 
LCD Size
 
17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) or HD+ (1600x900) LED backlight
 
Graphics
 
nVidia GeForce GTX 570M
 
Graphics VRAM
 
1.5GB/3GB GDDR5
 
HDD (GB)
 
2 x 500GB SATA 7200rpm
 
Thanks!!!

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2012, 11:07:06 am »
July 03, 2012, 11:07:06 am
What about the Toshiba Qosmio X870?
http://it.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Qosmio-X870-112/1126550/toshibaShop/false/

Main features:

CPU: 3rd generation Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7-3610QM Processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 - Clock : 2.30 / 3.30 Turbo GHz  - Third level cache: 6 MB

Memory: 12,288 (4,096 + 4,096 + 4,096) MB DDR3 RAM (1,600 MHz) - up to 32,768 (2x system memory slots are accessible by end-user and 2x by Authorised Service Provider (ASP) only) MB

Hard disk: 750GB (Solid State Hybrid 8G Drive with 750GB and 8GB NAND flash) - 7,200 rpm

Display: 17.3” - 1,920 x 1080 pixels

Graphic card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M with CUDA™ Technology - 3,072 MB dedicated VRAM. Available graphics memory can be expanded using system memory, through TurboCache™ technology: up to 8,945 MB with 12 GB system memory installed as shown in the NVIDIA control panel, and up to 10,993 MB with 16 GB system memory installed, (with pre-installed 64-bit operating system) - GDDR5 Video RAM (resp. Video RAM and system memory combined) - PCI Express®

Arch-ion

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2012, 11:40:04 am »
July 03, 2012, 11:40:04 am
I got myself an MSI GT70onc with the same specs..3rd gen i7,gtx 670m,1080p,16gb,7200rpm hdd +ssd and i can say its perfect for lumion! It also got a turbo button with an additional fan,now i really fly! ;)

janecocarlos

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« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2012, 10:14:33 pm »
November 21, 2012, 10:14:33 pm
Well, I bought a Clevo W370ET with I73820QM processor and GTX660M GPU, but cannot run Lumion with it. Is it possible to solve the problem or the Laptop doesn't work anyway with Lumion??

How can I set the GPU to play Lumion?
I really don't understand this because the minimum requirements are at least 3000 points in benchmark, but GTX660M has almost 4000 points.. What is wrong here?

Any help please?....
Thanks
CJ Arq  :)

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2012, 10:17:21 am »
November 22, 2012, 10:17:21 am
How can I set the GPU to play Lumion?
Hi janecocarlos, please read this post (search for 'Optimus'):
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/crashdriver-crashblue-screen-on-laptops/

I really don't understand this because the minimum requirements are at least 3000 points in benchmark, but GTX660M has almost 4000 points..
Which benchmark is this?

Your GTX 660M has 1635 PassMark points which should be enough for simple scenes (i.e. 1,500 points). There's more information here:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+660M&id=1458
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-minimum-hardware-requirements/
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Daman-Lechtenberger,PC

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2012, 09:50:41 pm »
November 23, 2012, 09:50:41 pm
Just to add in this section for people that are looking for notebooks. I purchased a Samsung Series 7, I have been very happy with this box at a 1/4 of the price. The reviews were quite good or better than the leading Toshiba or the Alienware. The best part is that its under an inch thick.

Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year 
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year 
Height 1 inches 
Width 15.9 inches 
Depth 10.3 inches 
Weight 6.3 pounds 
Processor Brand Intel® 
Processor Intel® 3rd Generation Coreâ„¢ i7 
Battery Type 8-cell lithium-polymer 
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 17.3"
Cache Memory 6MB 
System Memory (RAM) 8GB 
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3 
Computer Hard Drive Size 1TB
Optical Drive Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW 
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Video Memory 2GB DDR5
Built-in Webcam Yes 
Networking Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) Ability to connect to other devices on a network using Ethernet, Wi-Fi (wireless; 802.11), Bluetooth, etc.
Wireless Networking Wireless-A+B+G+N 
Bluetooth-Enabled Yes 
Audio HD Audio; SoundAlive 
Speakers Internal 
PCMCIA Slots None Slots in notebook computers that accept credit-card-size upgrade cards. Type I is used mostly for memory, Type II for modem, fax and network cards, and Type III for hard drives.
USB 2.0 Ports 2 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0 Ports that allow high-speed (up to 480 Mbps) data transfer between compatible devices.
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports None (Also known as FireWire, Apple Computer's trademarked name for IEEE 1394.) High-speed connection that supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps or 800 Mbps (depending on port version).
Parallel Ports None Older and relatively slower interface most commonly used to connect a PC to a printer.
Game Ports None Jacks for connecting video game controllers.
Laptop Weight Standard (more than 5.5 lbs.) 
Battery Life Not available 
Pointing Device Scroll slope, flat-type touchpad 
HDMI Output Yes 
Blu-ray Player No 

manilynpacis11

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Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2016, 02:18:34 pm »
June 21, 2016, 02:18:34 pm
hello, good evening sir...

which laptop is better for lumion6
asus, acer or toshiba...
and what are the specifications?

i have here corei7 toshiba laptop... but it doesn't have NVDIA, what can you say  about this?
 I will be delighted to receive an immediate response...  thank you

Re: Best LAPTOP suitable for Lumion?
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2016, 02:35:44 pm »
June 21, 2016, 02:35:44 pm
Hi manilynpacis11, you can verify if your Toshiba PC meets the minimum requirements by reading this Knowledge Base article.

There is also a link to a blog article which recommends specific brands.
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