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The best notebook for architects excels in configuration and extra amenities suitable for high definition picture quality.

The right processor and RAM are everything to an architect, so your notebook must have either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 and at least 4 GB expandable RAM, along with good HDD size.

Furthermore notebooks dedicated to architecture have certain requisites, such as a directx10 capable Graphics card of 512 MB supporting shader model 3, for efficient viewing of complex designing and architecting software.The best notebook for architecture should also incorporate a large 13 -15 inch screen to achieve the best clarity for complex designs.

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Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
Toshiba Satellite P50T-BST2N01
Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419
MSI Slim GS70
ASUS G750JX
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
Toshiba Satellite P50T-BST2N01
Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419
MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop
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Release Date
Sep 2014
Apr 2014
Jan 2014
Aug 2013
Jun 2013
Processor Speed
1.8 GHz
2.4 GHz
1.8 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
Installed RAM
6144.0 MB
16384.0 MB
8192.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
Graphic Processor
AMD Radeon R4
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
14 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
17.3 in. LED backlight
Hard Drive
750 GB, HDD
1 TB, HDD, SSD
256 GB, SSD
1256 GB, HDD, SSD
1024 GB 5400 rpm HDD, 256 GB SSD
Installed Memory
6 GB
16 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
1.8 GHz, AMD A6-6310
2.4 GHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
1.8 GHz, Intel Core i7-4500u
Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Quad-Core Core i7 2.4 GHz
Laptop Type
Value, Desktop Replacement
Desktop Replacement
Business, Small Business, Ultrabook
Thin and Light Laptop, Gaming, Gaming Ultraportable
Gaming laptop

  • The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244 is an average budget desktop-replacement laptop. It's sufficient for basic computing needs, though you may be left expecting more.


  • Toshiba's Satellite P50T-BST2N01 desktop-replacement laptop impresses immediately, thanks to a 4K display with 3,840-by-2,160 resolution, but it's best suited to enthusiasts and professionals who simply must have Ultra HD.


  • The Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419 is an excellent high-performance business ultrabook that emphasizes raw power over mass appeal.


  • Acer’s new TravelMate does many things right. The chassis is well built and functional, the hardware is extremely quick, the battery seemingly lasts forever and the MSRP is reasonable. All of these factors should add up to the best business Ultrabook available today. There’s just one problem; the keyboard. Its quality pales even when compared to consumer notebooks, and the back-light is so poorly implemented that it borders on useless. Fumbling the keyboard would normally be a minor issue, but it’s a notable oversight for a professional notebook, and one that some buyers won’t be able to forgive.


  • The MSI GS70 Stealth (GS70 2OD-002US) is a solid ultraportable gaming laptop, but even with good performance and battery life, it's a close race with the competition.


  • The GS70 Stealth is an attractive and powerful device for gaming enthusiasts who want to use the 17.3-inch notebook on the road. The build quality is good, the design is appealing and the weight is not much higher than a standard multimedia notebook. All of this is combined with a high-contrast and bright display that is well suited for gaming and movie playback.

    Even though the 3D performance of the GS70 Stealth cannot always keep up with the competition, it is still very good if you consider the size of the notebook.


  • The MSI GS70 crams a fourth-gen Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX graphics and a 17.3-inch 1080p display into an extremely slim chassis.


  • The ASUS G750JX is a powerful and striking Haswell gaming laptop that delivers impressive graphics performance for hundreds less than the competition.


  • Overall, the Asus is a superb gaming laptop. With the Blu-ray drive, it betters the Alienware 17 (its top competitor), but both seem expensive compared to other options on the market. A high-end gaming laptop may be a step too far for your wallet. But, if you can afford it, this is a superb buy.


  • The Asus G750 is the pinnacle of the company’s drive to produce mass-market gaming laptops with incredible power at an affordable price. There’s almost nothing wrong with this system, and the few downsides worth mentioning, like the matte display’s lack of visual depth, are balanced by other advantages. We could recommend this laptop even if its price was similar to the competition. But it’s not; instead, the price is lower. A similar Alienware M17x, for example, is $2,000, while Origin’s EON17 costs over $2,200 when configured with almost identical hardware.


Top 5 notebook for architects:

  1. Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5244
  2. Toshiba Satellite P50T-BST2N01
  3. Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419
  4. MSI Slim GS70 2OD-002US Gaming Laptop
  5. ASUS G750JX-DB71 17.3-Inch Laptop