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Gscippo88

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Laptop Spec!!
« on: November 06, 2016, 07:57:02 pm »
November 06, 2016, 07:57:02 pm
Evening,

Looking to get a laptop to run Lumion on! Ideally I need a Laptop set as needs to be portable!

Seems most laptop are not man enough for the job!

The below laptop would be prefect for me!

Dell XPS 15

Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ [6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad Core (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)]
8GB DDR4-2133MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge

My only issue the Graphic Card as the passmark is 1860!! so just below the min 2000 mark!

I would general only be doing small scale renders..i.e One house external views & internals!

Any advice would be great.

Thank you


Re: Laptop Spec!!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 08:49:51 pm »
November 06, 2016, 08:49:51 pm
Hi Gscippo88,

1) Which version of Lumion are you using? Lumion 6.0 Pro?

2) What's your budget?

3) How important is portability? Do you have a maximum weight/size in mind?

4) Which country are you based in?
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Gscippo88

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Re: Laptop Spec!!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 08:53:17 pm »
November 06, 2016, 08:53:17 pm
Hi,

Lumion 6.0 Pro
Around £1200
portability very import! Small and lightest as possible.
From the UK

Is the above Dell spec no good?

Thanks

Re: Laptop Spec!!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 09:01:03 pm »
November 06, 2016, 09:01:03 pm
Thanks for the info.

Unfortunately, the GTX 960M is indeed too slow, so you'll experience crashes, glitches and other errors if you try to get work done in Lumion on the XPS laptop. :-\

Anyway, before we proceed, please click here to register your Lumion 6 license, so we can continue this discussion on the forum for commercial users. :)
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Gscippo88

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Re: Laptop Spec!!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 09:13:30 pm »
November 06, 2016, 09:13:30 pm
Thank you!

As stated in my first post...(maybe not that clear) but i dont have lumion yet looking to purchase a laptop that can run your software!

Thanks


Re: Laptop Spec!!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 09:56:27 pm »
November 06, 2016, 09:56:27 pm
Hi Gscippo88

OK, well we look forward to you finding the right type of laptop, and purchasing the latest Lumion version (which is now version 7.0).  Lumion v6.0 Pro is a year old and there were two major updates to that done during the year.  And now, as you will see from the Lumion web site we are at version 7.  :)  ;)

As Morten mentioned the GTX 960M is below Lumion specifications and is not recommended.  You need, even for single building scenes to find a graphics card that meets or exceeds our recommendations:

1.  Which computer do you need for Lumion?.

2. Which graphics card do you need?

3.  Passmark: Videocard Benchmarks.

also:
Web site Guide: Hardware for Lumion.

At minimum that's then the GTX 970M with a Passmark of 3967.

Having a Passmark that gets close to minimum specification will not provide the performance or a suitable experience, especially during deadline periods when you want to get the best from Lumion.  Remember, the faster and more powerful the graphics card, the more you can do, and the quicker it can be done, resulting in a faster turn-around to clients.  :)

8GB of RAM is also a minimum, and we do suggest at least 16GB.  There is usually a nominal increase in cost, even for laptops to get it increased these days, and you will benefit from that also.