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Piotr Karczewski

Vectorworks 2020 $1,2-1,5k mobile workstation

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Hi I'm new here!

It was nice to read your discussion 😉

I'm wondering if you could help me with my choice for Vectorworks 2020 mobile station. I don't want to spend a fortune but about $1,2-1,5k.

What would you recommend:

1. New:

Lenovo ThinkPad P52s

i7-8550 (4x4.0Ghz)

16GB DDR4 2400MHz

15,6" IPS FHD (touch mat)

nVIDIA QUADRO P500 - 2GB

SSD - 512GB M.2 PCie NVMe

or

2. Refurbished:

Dell Precision 5510

Xeon® E3-1505M v5 2,80GHz, (4x3,7GHz)

32GB DDR4

15,6" FHD IPS

NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2 GB GDDR5

SSD 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe

or

3. Refurbished:

Dell Precision m6800

i7-4810MQ  (4x3,8GHz)

32GB DDR3L

17,3" FHD (1920x1080)

NVIDIA Quadro K5100M 8GB GDDR5

SSD - 256GB 2,5" SATA

 

4. New: 

Asus ROG STRIX G

i7-9750H

8GB DDR4 (later to be updated)

15,6 IPS FHD

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB

SSD 512NVMe GTX FHD W10


Which one should I choose and why?

URGENT CASE 🙂

 

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More info please 🙂
Which programs do you use? What kind of plans do you draw? 2D/3D? Do you render? OpenGL or Renderworks or Hiddenline? And if so, how much time do you spend rendering? How much of your working time do you generally spend with Vectorworks? Do you use it for work or study?
If you are working on a typical plan, what is your current maximum RAM and VRAM usage?

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On 3/9/2020 at 12:04 PM, herbieherb said:

More info please 🙂
Which programs do you use? What kind of plans do you draw? 2D/3D? Do you render? OpenGL or Renderworks or Hiddenline? And if so, how much time do you spend rendering? How much of your working time do you generally spend with Vectorworks? Do you use it for work or study?
If you are working on a typical plan, what is your current maximum RAM and VRAM usage?

Thanks @herbieherb,

I'm a garden and landscape designer and gardening co. owner. I do use VW for Garden design and Landscape Architecture, rendering is not my no. 1 today, but will be in the near future. Unfortunately it's a quite small company, with low IT budget, so I decided to spent equivalence of $1-1,2k for a mobile station, so with this budget I'm looking for a refurbished station or new with future upgrade possibilities.
As for now I do prefer option 3 

Refurbished:

Dell Precision m6800

i7-4810MQ  (4x3,8GHz)

32GB DDR3L

17,3" FHD (1920x1080)

NVIDIA Quadro K5100M 8GB GDDR5

SSD - 256GB 2,5" SATA

 

which gives a lot of power from the very beginning compering to it's opponents (1,3,4)
it has got other advantages for me, such us a place for 2 SATA III drives - I do have 2 quite new SATA III Samsung EVO (512GB) & QVO (1TB) SSD drives in my current 

DELL.

I'll be happy to read Your opinion.

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This is a very well suited laptop except for its CPU rendering power. But since you can also render well via Vectorworks cloud services, it's not a big issue.

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