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# 143033 1-Apr-2014 17:43
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Looking for a laptop to run Autodesk Revit

Main criteria:
- Around 1.5kg or less
- 8GB ram
- Non-intel graphics (pref NVidia)
- i5 min
- Under $2K

Basically trying to hit the 'balanced performance' criteria from the system requirements and keep the weight and price down at the same time.

The non-intel requirement is just a result of seeing forum posts with issues - I get the impression Autodesk Revit is hit and miss when it comes to intel based graphics.

It looks like the price criteria + the non-intel graphics requirement excludes the macbook pro lower range unfortunately.

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  # 1016723 1-Apr-2014 18:42
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At the mo it's looking like the closest fit is an i7 2.14kg E440 maybe with some additional RAM and maybe a Win7 downgrade. Lenovo are not offering an SSD upgrade on this model but that's not a deal breaker. It seems very hard to hit that price mark around 1.5kg for the features.

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  # 1016792 1-Apr-2014 20:23
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the 1.5kg / 2k bit is hard ... you are looking for an ultrabook which tends to want to save power by using intel graphics.

revise your weight? (or up the price A LOT)

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1016795 1-Apr-2014 20:28
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just had a look the 2 types of dell inspiron 15 (R or 7000) has ATI or Nvidia graphics. but in the 2kg mark

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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