I study architecture and I am thinking to buy a laptop.
I am between a MBP and the Dell M6700. The price is about the same for the two models in Sweden.
The programms that I am going to run are ArchiCad, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, Sketch Up, V-Ray and the whole Adobe Suite.
I am using OSX in about 5 years and I don't have any problem with the environment. I attach the specifications of both the systems in order to help me choose the best.
MBP Retina 15':
2,7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3,7 GHz
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB GDDR5
Dell M6700 17.3':
Intel® Core™ i7-3740QM Processor (2.70GHz Turbo, 6MB)
NVIDIA Quadro K4000M with 4 GB GDDR5
8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
500GB 2.5' (7.200r/min) Serial ATA II-harddisk
On the Dell I have the option to add the Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Processor (2.70GHz Turbo, 8MB). At the same price I can add a second SSD HD 128MB. Which of the two upgrades do you recommend (if any)?
Thank you in advance!
Edit: 10 days after the original post and no reply. I would really appreciate an opinion, cause i find it very difficult to choose the dell, due to the design and the OS.
Furthermore the clock is ticking and I have to buy the system in the beginning of December.