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Architectural Innovation

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Best Laptop OR mobile PC for Lumion
« on: March 15, 2012, 04:25:25 pm »
March 15, 2012, 04:25:25 pm
I am looking in to a new laptop for Lumion that will have the absolute best performance. i am wondering if there is any way to get a regular PC 3gb GTX580 graphics card in a laptop or something more mobile than a hulking PC. I thought i saw someone post a small rig used for presentations that looked like a small box.

So i guess my questions are:

1. Is the the single core 2gb GTX580M still the best option for a laptop?

2. Is there any way to get a laptop that utilizes a regular PC 3gb GTX580 graphics card? It would be more of a mobile workstation, of course, but dont care about battery life, weight, etc. Just BEST performance.

3. Is there a more mobile option than a full pc tower that would allow for a regular PC 3gb GTX580 graphics card like the box thing i mentioned above?

Thanks,

Bob

cpercer

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Re: Best Laptop OR mobile PC for Lumion
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 09:45:57 pm »
March 15, 2012, 09:45:57 pm
The answer is no.  The GTX 580, or any full size video card requires more space than any laptop could provide.  In addition, the recommended power requirements for these cards call for a power supply that can only be accommodated within a full size PC enclosure.

I have a Clevo x7200 with a desktop i7 970, 16 gigs of RAM, and the GTX 485M 1.5 gig.  It performance is very good, but would probably improve with the GTX 580M.  It is very heavy and if I were only working in Lumion, I would go with a lighter system with the GTX 580M.  Unless you need the desktop i7, I would go with a system with the mobile i7.

Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best Laptop OR mobile PC for Lumion
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 10:14:16 pm »
March 15, 2012, 10:14:16 pm
Great. Thank you. I may be looking at msi or clevo again. I also like the origin touch on their rebranded clevos, I think.

Bob

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Re: Best Laptop OR mobile PC for Lumion
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 10:29:40 pm »
March 15, 2012, 10:29:40 pm
All of the boutique computers except are rebranded Clevos.  For me it came down to the company and service.  My x7200 was purchased from AVA Direct, and I had several issues which caused me to make my next purchases from Malibal.  I purchased 2 Satori laptops (Clevo P170HM) and have been very pleased with them.  The ordering process was easy and customer service is quick and knowledgeable.  I highly recommend Malibal.

The price of the Satori's were much better when compared to the price/performance of a Dell or MSI.

Architectural Innovation

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Re: Best Laptop OR mobile PC for Lumion
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 04:19:57 pm »
March 16, 2012, 04:19:57 pm
Thats great info. I am not very familiar with the clevo's, etc...do you have a particular model that you would recommend, including the obvious Lumion requirements as well as serious graphics, video editing, etc. Basically, like i said, a powerful, mobile workstation.

thanks,

bob

All of the boutique computers except are rebranded Clevos.  For me it came down to the company and service.  My x7200 was purchased from AVA Direct, and I had several issues which caused me to make my next purchases from Malibal.  I purchased 2 Satori laptops (Clevo P170HM) and have been very pleased with them.  The ordering process was easy and customer service is quick and knowledgeable.  I highly recommend Malibal.

The price of the Satori's were much better when compared to the price/performance of a Dell or MSI.