Which laptop PCs do you recommend?

Which laptop PCs do you recommend?

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Poster: Morten
Article ID: 511
Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
Approved: Yes

QUESTION
Which laptop PCs do you recommend?

ANSWER
We recommend a gaming laptop/notebook PC with one of these graphics cards:

Gold option: Nvidia GTX 1080.
Silver option: Nvidia GTX 1070.
Bronze option: Nvidia GTX 1060 (6GB version).

When selecting a display, we recommend a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels to ensure the best possible performance in Lumion. Displays with a higher resolution will have a significant negative impact on the performance in Lumion, so if you are planning on using a 4k resolution screen (3840x2160) you will need a GTX 1080 graphics card (or better).

The recommendations below have been updated in April 2018.

GOLD OPTION:
  • Gigabyte Aorus X9 DT: GTX 1080 graphics card. i9-8950HK. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Asus G703: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7820HK. 64 GB system memory.
  • Schenker XMG Ultra 17: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-8700 processor. 32 GB system memory.
  • Eurocom Sky X4C: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Clevo P950HR: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Acer Predator Triton 700: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Eurocom Tornado F5: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7700K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Gigabyte Aorus X7 DT V7: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7700K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG U717: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7700K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • HP Omen X 17: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7820K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Acer Predator 17 X: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7820K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • OriginPC EON17-X: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7700K processor. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Alienware 17: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • Alienware 15: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • MSI GT73VR-7RF Titan Pro: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • MSI GT75VR-7RF Titan Pro: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • Asus ROG Strix GL702VI: GTX 1080 graphics card. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • Razer Blade Pro 2017: GTX 1080 graphics card. 32 GB system memory.
SILVER OPTION:
  • Gigabyte Aero 15X v8: GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics card. i7-8750H processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-8750H processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Schenker XMG Ultra 15: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-8700K processor. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG U507: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700K processor or better. 32-64 GB system memory.
  • XMG P507: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor or better. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • Acer Predator Triton 700: GTX 1080 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Asus GX501: GTX 1080 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • XMG P707: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700HQ processor or better. 16-64 GB system memory.
  • Alienware 17: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-64 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • Alienware 15: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-64 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • OriginPC EON15-X: GTX 1070 graphics card. i7-7700K processor. 16-64 GB system memory. 1920x1080 option instead of 4k screen.
  • MSI GT73VR: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GT62VR: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • ASUS GL502VS: GTX 1070 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
BRONZE OPTION:
  • MSI GS63VR: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • ASUS GL502VM: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Alienware 17: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • Alienware 15: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory. 1920x1080 display.
  • Gigabyte P55W v7: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Gigabyte Aero 14: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • MSI GS43VR: GTX 1060 graphics card. 16-32 GB system memory.
  • Razer Blade Pro 2017: GTX 1060: 16-32 GB system memory.

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Minimum requirements:
The minimum requirement is a PC with an Nvidia or AMD graphics card that gets at least 2,000 PassMark points and has at least 2GB memory of onboard memory.

If your laptop PC has a slow graphics card with less than 2GB onboard memory or if it only has an Intel HD graphics chip, the laptop PC will be unsuitable for Lumion. The result is graphics errors and driver crashes if you try to use Lumion anyway.



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