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cg219
06-02-2007, 07:17 PM
What are some good suggestions for a good Laptop for 3d Animation as well as Web/Graphic Design. I run the Adobe Suite and Max. I want a notebook so I can be on the move and still work. Desktop is too confining especially when its nice out =D.

d_jnaneswar
06-02-2007, 10:09 PM
im using toshiba satellite p105 and it rocks.. definitely worth everypenny i put on it..

DJ

hasaarin
06-03-2007, 11:17 AM
Undobtedly, the best laptop for animation is the dell Precision M90. I had a P100 ( european version of P105 ), and itsi far superior. Somehow the whole system feels faster. Added bonus, is the Quadro support for Gelato. More expensive , I agree, but unquestionably, the best laptop for animation. Make sure you add the 160Gb/7.2k option , and at least 2Gb ram. Go for the WUXGA screen ( 1920x1200 ) for those ultra long timelines.

Cheers,

Harry

cg219
06-03-2007, 05:10 PM
I really like the specs on the p105. I might look furthe rinto that.

Harry Im not really sure what you were trying to say. if the Satellite or the Dell was better. But Im looking into the Dellnow. My internet is so slow today for some reason.

Anymore ideas???

hasaarin
06-03-2007, 10:03 PM
I mean the Dell is the way to go. Way better.

Check out the dell retail outlet. Make sure you go for the Quadro FX 2500M and not the 1500M if you can stretch your buget. It is well worth the extra penny.

cg219
06-03-2007, 10:32 PM
Ah ok, yea I checked it out, Im not to sure on budget yet, but it is a really nice setup. Im still leaning towards the Satellite, the price is just so damn attractive for the features.

MickyG
06-04-2007, 12:39 AM
I'm going to champion the Dell XPS M1710.

Cheaper than the equivalent M90, better DirectX performance and it also doubles as a kick-ass multimedia\gaming rig

I picked up mine last week and am blown away by the performance.

MickyG
06-04-2007, 12:40 AM
double post

cg219
06-04-2007, 03:13 AM
You have it running Vista or XP??

hasaarin
06-04-2007, 11:16 AM
The questio is not DirectX, for as far as that goes, the Quadro FX 2500M performs on par with the 7900GTX, not forgetting the overclock capacity, working 24-7. That aside, for 3d work, unquestionably you need OpenGL performance. Just as a sidenote, with my voltage tweaked Quado, I have now 11800 Points in 3dmark05, and as far as 3dsMax is concerned, with Maxxtreme 9, it eats polygons for breakfast.

Stick with XP, and leave Vista Aside.

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=3730&page=3

Cheers,

hasaarin
06-04-2007, 12:45 PM
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/topics/global.aspx/arb/online/en/InventorySearch?c=us&cs=28&l=en&lob=PREC&MODEL_DESC=M90%20Notebook&s=dfb

cg219
06-04-2007, 05:42 PM
Thanks for all the input people, I think Im just going to build a CPU, Im still too noobish with notebooks and they are just way too much money. Check out my other thread where I post the specs on the CPU Im thinking about buying.

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