Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Gaming laptops for Revit 2010?

  1. #1
    Active Member ruthellenwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Posts
    61
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Gaming laptops for Revit 2010?

    I'm looking for a new laptop for Revit 2010 and have read Autodesk and lots of user recommendations. Why is nobody recommending any machines that are being marketed for gamers?

    OK, this one is huge (18.4" screen) and heavy (weighs more than my dog) and has that backlit keyboard (red), but it also seems to have processor, ram and video card required for Revit. Price is $1,899.99, which is less than other Toshibas, Dells, HPs that are custom configured to match.

    What am I missing???

    http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=452634

    Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q850
    Intel® Core™ i7-720QM
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    6GB DDR3 memory
    320GB hard drive (7200rpm)
    64GB solid state drive
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M discrete graphics (1GB GDDR5)
    Blu-ray Disc™ ROM and DVD burner
    Native 1080p support
    802.11n & Bluetooth® wireless
    HDMI-CEC port
    LED backlit keyboard
    ruthie williams . architecture . autocad . revit

  2. #2
    AUGI Addict Glenn Pope's Avatar
    Join Date
    2001-05
    Location
    Austin, TX USA
    Posts
    2,201
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Gaming laptops for Revit 2010?

    Your not really missing anything. I've used desktops and laptops that were built for gaming as CAD machines several times. The only 2 drawbacks I can see is that the graphic cards are not certified by Autodesk and manufactures don't make optimized drivers for them. Tho I have used both certified and non-certified and didn't notice much difference. The other is the OS. Gaming machines usually only come with the home version. If you connect to a network domain, you'll need the professional version. Also for Windows 7 if you need the XP mode to run older software, you'll also need the professional version.
    Glenn Pope
    Civil Designer/CAD Manager
    River City Engineering
    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Ver. 3
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
    I explode MTEXT.

  3. #3
    Active Member ruthellenwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    2001-03
    Posts
    61
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Gaming laptops for Revit 2010?

    Thanks - that helps. Windows 7 Pro is definitely a necessity.
    ruthie williams . architecture . autocad . revit

  4. #4
    AUGI Addict cdatechguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    2006-10
    Location
    CdA, ID
    Posts
    1,533
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Gaming laptops for Revit 2010?

    Also I tend to steer clear of Toshiba's.....I've had to work on way too many of them for faulty screens, memory and motherboards...
    Michael "MP" Patrick
    "I only drink :coffee: until it's acceptable to drink or :whiskey: or :wine:"

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2014-11-13, 06:58 PM
  2. Gaming PC for Revit MEP 2010?
    By aekblade in forum Revit - Hardware & Operating Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2009-12-23, 02:44 PM
  3. Gaming PC for Revit MEP 2010?
    By aekblade in forum Revit MEP - General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2009-12-10, 06:21 PM
  4. Importing Revit models In to Unreal Gaming Engine
    By Scott_Bloss in forum Revit Architecture - General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2006-10-26, 10:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •