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Peter Gehring

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Laptop options
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:59:57 pm »
December 03, 2015, 04:59:57 pm
I'm looking at a new dell precision 17 7000 and want to optimize it for Lumion rendering and presenting live model.
Wondering if the extra costs for the following options are overkill:
Processor:
Intel Core i7-6820HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 (add$300)
Video card:
Quadro M4000M w 4gb vs M5000M w 8gb (add $550) the 5000 is similar to the GTX980M and succesor to K5100M

Thanks

Re: Laptop options
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 05:27:11 pm »
December 03, 2015, 05:27:11 pm
Hi Peter Gehring, are you limited to Precision laptop PCs from Dell?

The reason I ask is that Quadro cards tend to offer the worst value for money in terms of performance in Lumion per dollar.

Have you considered Alienware gaming laptop PCs from Dell? (Some of them ship with GTX 980M cards)
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Peter Gehring

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Re: Laptop options
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 06:05:26 pm »
December 03, 2015, 06:05:26 pm
Thanks for the reply,
Yes I saw that the Alienware options were better but I typically dock my laptop and utilize two large monitors when working and as far as i know I cannot do this with an Alienware laptop.

Re: Laptop options
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 06:42:42 pm »
December 03, 2015, 06:42:42 pm
The Alienware laptops I looked at have HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt outputs, so if your monitors are compatible (e.g. via an adapter) it ought to be possible. But you can use the Live Chat function on the Alienware page to get Dell to confirm that it would be an option for you.

By the way, did you know that several of the big laptop manufacturers (Aorus, Asus, Clevo, Eurocom, Gigabyte, MSI and Schenker) are making laptops with a full-size GTX 980 (not the 980M edition)?

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Re: Laptop options
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 08:13:19 pm »
December 03, 2015, 08:13:19 pm
Thanks,
Dell says they have docking options for the alienware laptops so I'm going to look into that option,
any recommendation on the specs for an alienware machine?

Re: Laptop options
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 09:46:01 pm »
December 03, 2015, 09:46:01 pm
I'd recommend one with a GTX 980M and at least 16GB system memory.
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Re: Laptop options
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 10:48:02 pm »
December 03, 2015, 10:48:02 pm
Or GTX 980 as Morten mentioned earlier.

Can I ask if there is the option for a desktop, given the desktop GPU's have significantly more performance than laptops (excluding the 980 laptops)?