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Hiberus

Hi, a friend of mine recommended me this computer but I want to know if Autocad can work correctly in it

It is an Asus K55VJ-SX005H

Processor: Intel ® Core ™ i5-3210M Dual Core

Processor Frequency: 2.5 GHz

Turbo Boost: 3.1 GHz

Processor Cache: 3 MB

RAM: 6 GB

Memory RAM Type: DDR3-1600

Hard Drive: 500 GB

Graphics Card: NVIDIA ® GeForce ™ GT 635m

Graphics Memory: 2GB GDDR3 dedicated

Optical Drive: DVD ± RW Double Layer

Card Reader: SD Card

Operating System: Windows ® 8

 

(P.S. Sorry if my English is not the best but it isn't my first language)

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ReMark

Looks OK to me. What version of AutoCAD? 2013?

 

Will your work mostly be 2D or 3D or a combination of the two?

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Hiberus
Looks OK to me. What version of AutoCAD? 2013?

 

Will your work mostly be 2D or 3D or a combination of the two?

Probably 2013, and I it will be a combination of 2D and 3D

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ReMark

Well when the time comes if the system seems a bit sluggish you could always bump up the RAM.

 

What is the max amount of RAM that can be installed on your computer?

 

This is a 64-bit system is it not?

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pendean

Windows 8 is not yet supported and a good percentage of the problems are installation of AutoCAD in the OS.

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ReMark

If you want to know what AutoDesk products are supported under Windows 8 then check out this link (dated Nov. 2012). Note that no version of AutoCAD is currently listed.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=19048377&linkID=9240617

 

Bottom line. You load AutoCAD on your new Win8 computer and have a problem you are basically on your own. There are one or two people here at CADTutor who claim to have already tested AutoCAD (2013?) on Win8 and reported no problems...yet. Time will tell.

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rkent

So far I have not had a single problem with w8 and autocad2012. And you won't be on your own as they say they will help you.

Autodesk intends to support many of our key products on Windows 8 and will add additional products to the list of products supported on Windows 8 as updates and future versions are released. Product Support will provide its best effort to assist customers who have issues with products that are not currently supported.

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ReMark

Is that support limited to users who are on Subscription only?

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rkent

That quote is from the link your provided and it appears to be for everyone.

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ReMark

Have you contacted AutoDesk and shared any insights with them regarding Win8 and AutoCAD? Just curious.

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Hiberus

Unfortunately I couldn't find the laptop I wanted anywhere, so a store recommended me another one, Asus R505Cm-XX084H,

Intel ® Core ™ i5-3317U Dual Core

Frequency: 1.7 GHz Processor

Turbo Boost: 2.6 GHz

Processor Cache: 3 MB

4 GB RAM

Type DDR3-1600 RAM

Hard Drive: 500 GB

Screen size: 15.6 "

Screen Type HD LED Glare 1366x768 px

Graphics Card NVIDIA ® GeForce ™ GT 635m

Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR3 dedicated

Audio System Altec Lansing ® speakers and integrated microphone

Optical Drive DVD ± RW Double Layer

Operating System Windows ® 8

 

Do you think I can work with the Autocad in this laptop without problems?

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Hiberus

Or do you think Autocad will work better in one of these:

Toshiba Satellite L850-1JH

Intel ® Core ™ i5-3210

Frequency 2.5 GHz Processor

Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz

Processor Cache 3 MB

4 GB RAM

Type DDR3-1600 RAM

Hard Drive 500 GB

Screen size 15.6 "

Display Type LED TruBrite HD 1366x768 px

Graphics Card AMD Radeon ™ HD 7670M

Graphics Memory 2 GB

Operating System Windows ® 8

 

Samsung 300E5C-S08PT

Intel ® Core ™ i3-3110M Dual Core

Frequency 2.4 GHz Processor

Processor Cache 3 MB

4 GB RAM

Type DDR3-1600 RAM

Hard Drive 500 GB

Screen size 15.6 "

Screen Type LED HD 1366 x 768 pixels

Graphics Card NVIDIA ® GeForce ™ 620M + Intel ® HD Graphics 4000

Graphics Memory 1024MB

Operating System Windows ® 8

 

Of the three which one do you think is the best buy?

Thank you

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ibach

processor

Choice is faster processor in GHz not the number of cores (but make it 2 at least). If you will do renderings and 3D use more cores.

graphic

Autocad certified on if possible. One with faster RAM. If you will do renderings and 3D use one with more RAM.

RAM

As much and as fast as possible. Highly recommend 2133 DDR3.

 

It all depends on the drawing complexity. If models are simpler, autocad 2013 will work ok on anything that uses 4GB DDR2 or better, has at least 2400GHz proc and medium quality graphic.

If you get 20mb dwg or bigger you will have nightmare with anything.

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Hiberus

After researching during this afternoon I found one which, in my understanding, will run autocad without any problems,

It's Asus K55VJ-SX015H

Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Quad Core

2,4 Ghz with turbo boost of 3,4 Ghz

Processor: 6MB Cache

6GB RAM

Type DDR3-1600 RAM

Graphics Card NVIDIA ® GeForce ™ GT 635m

Graphics Memory 2GB GDDR3 dedicated

 

I am right?

Is this a good buy or should I continue researching to find a better laptop?

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NEXTMARCUS

I think you wont have any problem with the computers you've discribed until now. but if you want to work with big .dwg files i recomend the last one..

 

 

 

 

 

sorry about my very bad english :)

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ibach

Right, Autocad is fairly good software and does wonderful job, it's the size of a file that is the problem if you are doing big projects like project of a big building. There is a solution to divide the project in a few DWG and it is allso solved well in Autocad.

So with slower, smaller, cheaper computer you will just have to have a little bit slower way of data input or must think more of the workflow.

Truth is that Autocad grew with development of hardware and always was one or two steps in front of it, but was adjustable to low end hardware too.

I was making big building projects with version 12 and 384 PC just as I'm doing today, but the workflow was a lot different.

When pentium 1 133 came around and version 13, it was a sunshine.

It is simply easier to keep track if your PC can handle more in one file.

 

If you are making a decision between money and hardware, you are doing a wrong calculation.

Make a decision between money and time spent to make input for life has only that much milliseconds, and each of them count.

 

There is an other tip.

 

Learn Autocad as good as you can. Each command and each shortcut you learn is saving TIME.

It is very, very important HOW you use CAD.

A good WORKFLOW is the most important thing in CAD.

Go, take some classes if need be, it will help a lot.

Read and learn, and you'll work faster even on crap of the PC.

 

Why I cann say CRAP, but not SH*T?! ****! As it is not the same.

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