1. TheDarkSide1's Avatar
    As the question states, are there any great laptop choices someone recommends to get for heavy workloads? Video editing, photoshop and working with game engines and 3D modeling applications are probably the only applications I'll use on it (maybe Google, but I have my phone for that, lol)

    I'm fine with throwing a fat stash of money on the table but definitely NOT something with that will drain my bank account down the toilet and out into the ocean! Lol

    Touchscreen would be a plus but I'm not too worried about it if its not, as I'm good with a mouse or track pad

    Storage and RAM don't matter too much since they're both usually upgradable

    I just need something that can get things done when I'm not near my PC or I'm out of town.
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-01-2017 06:47 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    No expert here.
    I did get the Acer E-15/E5-575G-53VG (no idea what those numbers are)

    Seems fast with the i5 7200U and Nvidia 940MX in there.
    It's up-gradable...I slipped an extra 1 TB drive in it to help keep the SSD from filling up with crap.

    I use Lightroom, DXO and a small amount of video edits on it.
    Might be worth a look for under $600.00 usd

    Some people said it's a heavy notebook..I didn't think so @ 5 pounds.
    Absolutely digging the lit keyboard!

    Good luck...tons of choices out there.

    Here's WC's buyers guide:
    Laptop Buyer's Guide | Windows Central
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    05-01-2017 07:00 PM
  3. TheDarkSide1's Avatar
    I like it!

    I'm looking at both the model you provided and the i7 version on Amazon and both seem very nice! I "may" end up choosing the i7 version for the slight more power for the game engine.

    From the link you provided, all of the laptops are absolutely great! I'm looking at the Dell XPS 13 and the HP Spectre x360 as they both seem like great options. I'll have to do quite some digging to see all of the options since the laptop world is huge!

    Also 5 pounds for the Acer laptop definitely shouldn't be an issue at all to carry around 😊
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-01-2017 09:31 PM
  4. Joshua Muldoon's Avatar
    Maybe the Dell XPS 15 with the GTX 1050? I don't have it, but it looks quite nice, the only issue might be the price though.
    05-05-2017 02:33 PM
  5. gazuga6176's Avatar
    xps 15. 1080p if you will be working away from a plug alot, 4k if you can plug it in at least once a day for a full charge cycle. if you are doing heavy 3d work, I would maybe step it up to something with a Xeon processor though.
    06-21-2017 11:23 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Lenovo ThinkPad W or P series.

    Those are the heavy-lifter desktop replacement models. You get ThinkPad repairability, durability as well as available parts.
    jmshub likes this.
    06-21-2017 01:36 PM

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