A question that isn’t addressed commonly is what type of computer should an Architecture or Design student get for school. Hopefully this can answer a few of the questions out there about this.

The computer I’m using as a demo is the Lenovo y700 with a gtx 960 and a i7 running on a qhd.

For those looking for a very good computer for school, look into the Razer Blade line up.

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31 Comments

  1. Always trust Asian nerds when it comes to tech. They know what they're talking about

  2. This guy knows what he’s talking about.

    I‘ve been stuck working at home on my desktop, while most of my peers were down at the studio on their laptops, and that was super frustrating. My designs didn’t suffer as much as Jonathan made it sound, but then again it’s different for everyone. Having a powerful laptop is definitely a benefit, but in my experience, it isn’t a must

  3. This is very helpful ??

  4. I WILL BUY YOUR COMPUTER
    YOUR LIFE
    YOUR WHOLE JOY WILL BE ON MY COMMAND

  5. So is a Razer blade stealth ok?

  6. Thank you im looking into a amd laptop

  7. Thank you very much… This really was an awesome guide.

  8. thanks for the recommendations and ideas.

  9. I have to say this is the best video so far for choosing a laptop/computer as an architecture student. Thanks allot?

  10. Where was this video when I was a freshmen architecture major?? Some very valuable information!

  11. Nice video. It was very helpful ?

  12. Thanks for your advice! it was very helpful, there aren't many videos talking about the type of laptop designers should buy.

  13. should i get an ultrawide or dual monitor?

  14. Hey!! Would you happen to know what’s a good laptop for Design programs and photo editing ? Im finding it so overwhelming looking for a laptop under 2k

  15. You are simply awesome
    Explained very well
    Can you make video best laptops under 65k in Indian currency

  16. Hi Jonathan! I'm an architecture student and I have an inquiry about two notebooks to choose from. The first is the Lenovo Y520 with an I7.7700 processor, 24 gigabyte ram, ge force gtx 1050 4gb video card, 2 tb hard drive and 256 gigabyte hard drive.
    The other option is dell 7577 with the same processor, 16 gb of ram, 1 tb of hard disk, 128 gb of solid disk, but with a video card gtx of 1060 with 6 gb.
    Both are at the same price. I would be very helpful if you can help me or someone! From already thank you very much. regards

  17. Intead of just talking show the laptops

  18. Do these computers enable me as a designer to create 360 degree realistic renderings and normal very realistic renderings

  19. Hey I am Deepanshu from india , I really find your video very helpfull

  20. I recommend Lenovo Ideapad 520 🙂 Very efficient and at a reasonable price for architecture students.
    Display Size (Inches) – 15.6
    Resolution (Pixels) – 1920 x 1080
    Screen Resolution – Full HD
    Processor Type – Intel Core i7
    Processor Max. Clock Speed (GHz) – 4.0
    RAM (GB) – 16.0
    HDD Storage – 2TB
    Graphics Processor – NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
    Graphics Memory – 4GB
    HDMI Ports – 1

  21. Thank you so much. I want asked a questions. I can't find any information about quadro m2000m on internet. I can't choosing between Msi gs60/msi ws60. I am a architecture student. Which one is more useful on my modeling works and render, gtx 1060m or quadro m2000m. I hope I could explain myself. Sorry for my English language.

  22. Hii buddy

    I need ur suggestion whether i should buy macbook air 2017 or other window based laptop for architectural purpose as i study architecture.

  23. Hya Jonathan!! I study architecture and I've came across dell xps 9560. Have u heard about it?
    There are two models, 4k (higher repulsion) and FHD which is 1080ps. The 4k one is glossy so reflection may be a problem if I work outdoors right? And also I have heard that cad programs work slower on higher resolutions! And that some programs will need scaling so is this right? And I can only afford 512 GB 2.8 ghz model so it is okay??? Some ppl tell me it is not enough !

  24. I also learned that having two hard drives is important. A boot drive ( preferably a solid state, SSD ) around 256Gb
    that will hold all your programs, a second hard drive 1TB or 2TB ( usually a SATA)to hold your info. Reason being is that more times than likely the SATA ( moving parts) might fail first, taking with it your programs and project info. Having two drives helps you out. The SSD ( less moving parts) is less likely to fail, boots and runs faster. I further recommend a minimum 256GB though 500GB is much better, also giving some room to also save a few select projects. If you can afford to get both drives as SSDs go for it. Back up is important. But as there are so many ways to do this, via USB drive or an external drive or Cloud based, take your pick. Main thing is to get used to either manually saving it to another drive or using a cloud service. The cloud service can back up ery'ting, Even some programs I think ? Good luck computing compadres.

  25. Since you recommended Lenovo y720 in one of your comments, what do you think of y920 ? Thanks for your help.

  26. Thanks for the info! Ive been looking a couple of videos and it seems that SLI GTX 1070 are the best for rendering and working speed, am i right? im thinking about getting MSI GE63VR 120 Hz GTX 1070, what do you think? Keep up the useful content 🙂

  27. Hey Jonathan. I am a landscape architecture student, i'm currently using a Lenovo Y500 and need to buy a new laptop, i'm wondering if 256G ssd + 1TB hdd will be enough, or should i go for a 512GB + 1TB? Thanks for ur reply!

  28. Hey Jonathan. I am an architecture student and I am currenlty looking for a new laptop aroun 1000 Dollars. I found the Asus Vivo Book s15 S510UQ. Is it good for Architecture? Or is there any Windows Laptop u would recommend me. Hope for a quick Answer. Thanks a lot.

  29. Thank you so much. I was looking for a system to get for both design and architecture and this was very clear and useful.

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