Suggested laptop spec for AutoCad 2013 and 3 DS Max 2013

I currently have a Lenova W520 laptop but I am having considerable trouble with the drivers for Nvidia Quadro 2000M card, autocad freezes and 3ds Max viewports are not stable, have tried getting assistance from Autodesk , Lenova and Nvidia but generally with no real improvements.

Therefore my next option is to look towards Dell and use the Precision M4600, has anybody had any experience with this machine regarding the 2 Autodesk applications, my major concern is that the graphics card is also nvidia Quadro 2000M.

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Re: Suggested laptop spec for AutoCad 2013 and 3 DS Max 2013

The M6600 with dedicated video is a better idea - Audodesk's software has well known issues with hybrid video systems.  For that matter, a desktop is a better idea than a notebook for any Autodesk software.

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Re: Suggested laptop spec for AutoCad 2013 and 3 DS Max 2013

3DS Max and Autocad have specific hardware requirements.

Autodesk certification testing focuses on workstation-grade hardware, as identified by the hardware vendor.

   Intel 64 or AMD64 processor with SSE2 technology3

   8 GB RAM

   8 GB swap space4

   3 GB free hard drive space

   Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card5

   1 GB or higher video card memory

   Three-button mouse with mouse driver software

   DVD-ROM drive6

   Internet connection for web downloads and Autodesk Subscription-aware access

Some features of 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013 are only enabled when used with graphics hardware that supports Shader Model 3.0 (Pixel Shader and Vertex Shader 3.0). In addition, Quicksilver hardware rendering requires additional GPU resources to work effectively. A minimum of 512 MB of graphics memory should be used. A minimum of 1 GB is recommended for the most complex scenes, shaders, and lighting modes. The integrated NVIDIA® iray® rendering technology operates well solely with CPU processing but processing can be accelerated by NVIDIA GPU CUDA technology.

Product:   Autodesk Maya 2013

This means a

Dell Precision M6600 with Quadro 5010M

Selected Product(s): Autodesk Maya 2013

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Graphics Card Manufacturer: NVIDIA



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