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Hi all,

 

I need to buy a good laptop for motion graphics ( after effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere,Real flow and etc....)

 

I saw the LENOVO Y510P http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y510p/

 

It have

Processor 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB) Operating system Windows 8 64 Display type 15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080 System Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 755M 2GB Total memory 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz Hard drive device 1TB 5400rpm + 8GB SSD cache Optical device Blu-ray/DVD-RW Network card Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230 Bluetooth Bluetooth Version 4.0 Warranty One Year Battery 6 Cell Lithium-Ion

 

 

Another option is this one, but I will have to open it and add another HD SSD for the OS and programs

 

Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080) Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB) Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11 2nd Graphics Card NONE Memory - Hard Disk 750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID NONE mSATA SSD Drive NONE DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo) Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack Bluetooth & Wireless GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N CARD + BLUETOOTH 3.0 Wireless Router/HomePlugs NONE USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH) Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor Operating System NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED DVD Recovery Media NO DVD RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED Office Software NO OFFICE SOFTWARE Anti-Virus NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Laptop Cooling Stands NONE Carry Case NONE Stand-Alone Monitor NONE Keyboard Language BACKLIT OPTIMUS UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD Additional Keyboard NONE Notebook Mouse INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE Gaming Mouse Pad NONE External Speakers NONE Webcam INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM Headsets NONE Surge Protection NONE Printer NONE External Hard Drive NONE Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Home Installation NONE Dead Pixel Guarantee NONE Insurance NONE Data Recovery NONE Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days Miscellaneous FREE £90 IN-GAME VOUCHER with GTX 650 / 750 /7000M / 8000M Series GPUs Pricing Information

Price (excluding VAT) £632.50 Price £759.00 Order Quantity 1 Bulk Discount £0.00 Total Order price (Ex VAT) £632.50 Total Order Price £759.00

 

 

What do you think about this ones?

 

I'm thinking the Lenovo, because I don't have to open it and it have a good spec

 

Do you have another suggestion? If so which one?

 

 

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dont get any video card less than X60 (560,660,760...)

 

I would get this:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5286760/gigabyte-gets-hilariously-serious-about-a-impressively-thin-gaming

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834233033

 

generally look for the gaming laptops. They are getting really thin nowdays. Razer makes some nice ones.

 

also check out this: http://www.gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=1219

 

and: http://www.geforce.com/geforce-gtx-700m-ultra-light-gaming-laptops

 

just generally google "thin gaming laptop"

 

make sure the gpu is above the the X60 series and its atleast an intel i7. i5's in laptops are dual core. and dont forget to check ram

 

I find gaming laptops are good for us mograph types. Because unlike the other laptops out there for "professionals" these are built expecting gamers to have them under stress for long periods of time, so that works well for our rendering tasks. regular laptops tend to overheat and bluescreen during prolonged intensive tasks.

Edited by vozzz

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Are you too cool for a macbook pro? Because I think that would probably be the best value. You can load windows on a partition and jump between both OSs as needed (if needed).

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Man, how I would love a pimped out MacBook Pro. A desktop with Win7 and portable hardware that can dual boot, that would be ideal (for me).

 

*edit - oof, I just looked at the specs on the top of the line MBP. I'd probably still buy one if I had money to burn though.

 

*edit #2 - I guess what I wrote didn't come over properly on the internet. OOF- represents my dismay that even the top of the line MBP has rather lackluster specs, but if I were swimming in a vault of money like Scrooge McDuck, i'd still buy one.

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the maxed out mac book pro has a gtx 750... even if money is of no concern, thats pretty shitty.

 

especially when compared to 2 760's. And the performance gap between 750 and 760 is quite large. sometimes the 760 nearly doubles the 750...

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My next noisy, cumbersome yet extremely upgradeable (last custom lappy still going after 7 years thanks to ram, ssd and win7) custom laptop:

http://www.workstationspecialist.com/mobile_laptop/ws_m1760/

 

Prices are on application, but I think it's £2000 inc vat for the basic 17-inch model, which would include a Quadro K2000m (384 CUDA cores) - plus with the standard Kepler mounting you could always ebay for an upgrade in future. The K5000m has 1200+ cores, like a GTX 580, but it probably costs a ton.

 

I like the idea of a mobile replaceable/upgradeable GPU, because things regarding CUDA and openCL are changing so fast. Who knows, maybe C4D will get a GPU renderer at some point?

 

The last custom laptop I bought weighs 5 kilos, has 30 minutes battery life, is plasticky and cheaply made, and has about 30dB fan noise depending on how hot the vents are blowing. But you know what? Had I bought a sexy macbook, it would be dead or stolen by now. that or I'd be a disciple of Mac by now.

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I built one with Powernotebooks last August for a long road trip I was taking that was going to have some work happening over it. I got an Asus and loaded it up w/ ram, swapped out optical for another disc drive, and have been really happy with it. Won't nerd out on the full specs, but they have a lot of options and it's very customizable. Website is cheezy but, you know... PC's.

 

http://powernotebooks.com/

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