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Need best performing (Win) laptop model for Interior design

by forinforom / October 27, 2015 2:13 PM PDT

Hi All,
Plz suggest best performing (Windows) laptop model options to buy in India (upto 70-80k) : for CAD, 3D, SKP modelling, rendering, Photoshop, Corel, powerpoint Presentations, Graphics (basically creative works) etc.,
I also run multiple programs at once. KINDLY SUGGEST THE BEST within the BUDGET. Thanks in adv.
(Laptop with International / Global Warranty)

Budget : upto INR 70-80k

Looking for best configuration or below-mentioned

Screen : 14" / 15" (Please also specify required screen details as well)
Processor : i7 Quad core
Storage : 1 TB HDD
RAM : 8GB - 16GB (possibly expandable upto 16 or 32)
Graphics : 2GB / 4 GB (best for CAD, 3D, SKP modelling, rendering, Photoshop, Corel, Graphics (basically creative works) )etc.,
Battery : min 6 hrs
Weight : needs to be portable thus whatever available in minimum weight (but avoid full SSD storage)
Misc : Backlight keyboard (blue-ray if possible), apart from usual ports & slots etc.,

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Since I can't guess what models are in your market.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2015 2:17 PM PDT

Let's hear from you what models you found so members can see what stands out.

-> WHY THE AVERSION TO SSD? Our office is now converting as we can due to the benefits.

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Havn't found quod core in budget yet!
by forinforom / October 27, 2015 2:59 PM PDT
some Stuff that I liked while checking online but seemed beyond budget, were:
Asus Rog GL552JX-CN009H
Asus Rog G551JX-DM036H
Acer Aspire Nitro VN7-591G-74X2
Acer Aspire Nitro VN7-591G-73Y5
DELL PRECISION  M3800
LENOVO THINKPAD® W541 / W540

some stuff seemed within budget & sumwhat close to needs (when chkd offline) :
(couldn't find any quad core in my budget here though)
Dell Inspiron 15 5558
Inspiron 15 5548
Inspiron 15 7548
Lenovo - Z51-70 (80K60002IN)

Thanks for reverting!
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Noticed how speed drops off the mains?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2015 4:24 PM PDT

"AMD's latest R9 375 with 4 GB dedicated RAM, just awesome and no lag anywhere when connected to Mains Power line."

That's true with most if not all models since battery time would be in minutes not hours.

The Inspirons here have "acceptable" displays. For me I don't care for them and for graphics work you may end up with inaccurate colors. My nod is to the Lenovo.

http://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-80K60002IN-15-6-inch-i7-5500U-Graphics/dp/B00ZI5WL7C pegged at #305 of best sellers so it must be doing something right.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Z51-70-Notebook-Review.150613.0.html is a full review of a similar model so I expect the same/similar results as the model you noted with slight upgrades on gaming performance but as you can see it's not for gamers.

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Configurations as available
by forinforom / October 28, 2015 5:03 AM PDT
Hi thanks for reverting.... I'm actually more impressed by Dell Inspiron stuff here, though not aware of color issues you mentioned. Also not aware of performance reviews of any of these options. Plz have a look at these specs again ...& possibly do suggest better performer in terms of work than in games ...Let me also know if you have any quad core options in mind. Thanks

Inspiron 15 5548 (Silver; 2.6 kg; hours?) : approx. INR 72k

Intel RealSense 3D Camera Front F200, Touchpad ;
15.6"FHD backlit Touch(1920x1080); i7-5500U (4 MB cache, 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3 GHz); 1TB HDD (5400RPM); 8 GB DDR3; AMD Radeon HD R7 M270 4GB DDR3 ; 3 Cell Battery
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Inspiron 15 5558 (Black Gloss; 2.4 kg; upto 7 hrs) : approx INR 75k
15.6"FHD Backlit Anti-Glare (1920x1080); i7-5500U (4M Cache, 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz); 2TB HDD (5400RPM); 16 GB DDR3 (1600 MHz); NVIDIA® GeForce® 920M 4GB DDR3; 4 cells smart Li-ion (40 WHr or 47 Whr);
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Inspiron 15 7548 (Silver; 2.2 kg; hours?) : approx. INR 86-90k No optical drive
15.6" FHD backlit IPS Touch 1920 x 1080; i7-5500U (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz); 1 TB (5400RPM); 16GB DDR3L (1600Mhz); 4GB DDR3 AMD Radeon™ R7 M270; 3 Lithium ION Cells
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Lenovo Z51-70 (80K60002IN) (Black; 2.3 kg; Upto 6 hrs) : approx. INR 65-68k
15.6" FHD TN Anti-Glare; i7-5500U (4M Cache, 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz); 1 TB HDD + 8GB SSD ; 8 GB DDR3 (1600 MHz); 4 GB DDR3 AMD TROPO XT2; 4 cell battery;
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That 6 hours and weight are not found today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2015 2:26 PM PDT

Here's the deal. When we use the laptop the battery time plummets. Let's look at an example i7 with GPU laptop to see what happens.

Let's read from http://www.notebookcheck.net/Alienware-15-Notebook-Review.136667.0.html
http://i.imgur.com/LsGLD3m.png

So to hit your 6 hours the battery needs to be about 4 times bigger. No laptop in this class so far has delivered 6 hours under load.

There's another issue with using the battery. These batteries are only 300 cycle rated. Yes you may get a year or two of daily use and charging but between the issue I noted here and that they don't last too long, the battery is still for use in a pinch. When I want to work I find an outlet.

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