New to Learning Blender


#1

Good Day Everyone,

I am new to Blender and am looking to learn. I recently purchased an Alienware 17R5 with the specs below.

i7 8750
32GB RAM 2666
2TB SSD
GTX 1060 6GB VRAM

Is this enough to learn Blender and modeling without many hiccups? I know it is not a powerhouse like other laptops, but just want to be sure it is usable.

Thank you,

Fred


#2

Hi Fred,

Your new PC will do fine, more than enough muscle to handle your 3D endeavors! Have fun learning Blender! We’ll be watching for your work in the galleries soon!

Daf


#3

You won’t find many laptops better equipped than this one, except for the gpu. For a Blender beginner/intermediate user it’s more than enough. You’ll be fine with it.


#4

Thank you Daf57 and FatherN!

Yeah the GPU is not the best for 3D but I am just starting out as you stated. I do plan on getting the Graphic Amplifier if I need more GPU power later down the road.


#5

I ended up returning the Alienware due to defect issues.

I am now looking between these two laptops.

Lenovo Y740 17.3"
I7 9750 CPU
16GB RAM
RTX 2070 MAXQ 8GB
512GB SSD
IPS Display 144 Hertz

MSI WE75 17.3"
I7 9750H CPU
32GB RAM
T2000 4GB
512GB SSD
IPS Display 60 Hertz

No really looking for a games machine, just something that will last and I can use to learn with.

Thank you,

Fred


#6

Between the two, I would definitely pick the 1st one, due to its far better GPU. 16gb would be enough for learning Blender. I think you can upgrade to 32gb with this model.


#7

Thank you FatherN! I am placing an order for it tomorrow.