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What is a good laptop for graphic design and 3d animation.

by hinataxsai / November 16, 2009 10:51 AM PST

I need a really good laptop. I was thinking about getting a Clevo Sager. But I'm not sure. I would like a computer with a least 6gbs ram. And a hard drive with lots of memory. And I want it to have Nivida graphic. And i need it to run lots of multiple programs like 3d max, autodesk maya and adobe master suite collection.

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Windows has a cool new tool for users that lets you toggle the different specs and then the tool spits out laptops that will suit your needs.

You're going to want a good amount of RAM, good processor, and good graphics, so make sure you're on the top end of those sliders.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pc-scout/default.aspx

Cheers,
Ron

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by d_adams / November 17, 2009 4:56 AM PST

So, your going to need lots of GPU power.....which would probably be best achieved with dual graphics chips, such as a hybrid configuration with one onboard and one dedicated GPU, or a SLI configuration with two dedicated ones. Have you looked at Alienware laptops? I think you can get them with a SLI configuration. Also, the MacBook Pro 15" and 17" both have a hybrid nVidia graphics system. All of these machines also have options to have a SSD installed instead of a regular hard disk, for faster data access, and support for up to 8GBs of RAM. I'm not sure what other brand names have a dual GPU configuration option, but I'm sure there are others.

Of course, any machines like this are going to be really expensive, so if your on a budget, then a desktop would be much better. You could customize it as much as you wanted.

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