Best Laptops for ArchiCAD 20,21,22.. Architecture Students

I am a civil engineering student, and knows the best laptops for ArchiCAD. Although it is used mostly by architecture students, we also apply it due to complexity of the project encountered.

You will definitely use it with other programs like Artlantis, Lumion, 3DS Max, etc. The laptop you’ll need to buy for Archicad, also has to be suitable for these other software. Therefore, I have decided to list here, the best laptops for ArchiCAD.

Best Laptops for ArchiCAD 17,18,19,20,21,22

1. 2018 Dell Inspiron 15, 7000 7567, (15.6 Inch FHD Display, Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX 1050 TI 4GB Graphics, Windows 10)

 

Best Laptops for ArchiCAD

GPUNVIDIA GeForce 1050 TI Graphics
Display Size15.6 inches
Display Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM32GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Storage Space256GB SSD + 2TB HDD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Ports3 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45 (LAN), 1 x Headphone out/ microphone in combo jack
Dimensions (L x W x H)15.2 x 10.8 x 1 in
Weight5.84 lbs
ProsPerformance
ConsNA

 

2. OMEN X by HP 17-inch Laptop

Best Laptops for ArchiCAD

CPU7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ, Quad-Core, 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Display Size17.3 inches
Display Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM16 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage Space1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
Operating SystemWindows 10
PortsUSB 3.0, HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H)12.9 x 16.7 x 1.4 inches
Weight10 Pounds
ProsDesign, Performance, Display
ConsQuite Heavy

 

3. MSI WE72 7RJ-1032US Laptop

Best Laptops for ArchiCAD

CPUCore i7-7700HQ (2.8-3.8GHz
GPUNVIDIA Quadro M2200 4GB DDR5
Display Size17.3 inches
Display Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM32GB (16GBx2) DDR4 2400MHz
Storage Space512GB M.2 SATA
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
PortsUSB 2.0 x 1, USB 3.0 x 2,
Dimensions (L x W x H)16.5 x 11 x 1.1 inches
Weight5.95 pounds
ProsPerformance, Price
ConsNone

 

4. Microsoft Surface Book 2

CPUIntel Core i7 (4.2 GHz 8032)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)
Display Size15 inches
Display Resolution3260×2160 pixels
RAM16 GB LPDDR3
Storage Space1TB SSD
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
PortsUSB Type C, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
Dimensions (L x W x H)13.5 x 9.9 x 0.9 inches
Weight2.38 Pounds
ProsPerformance, Storage Capacity, Design
ConsHefty Price

 

5. Acer Aspire E 15

CPU1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
GPUNVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB
Display Size15.6 inches
Display Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM8GB
Storage Space256GB SSD
Operating SystemWindows 10
Ports1 – USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 port (up to 5 Gbps), 2 – USB 3.0 ports (one with power-off charging), 1 – USB 2.0 port, 1 – HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H)15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches
Weight5.27 pounds
ProsPerformance, Price, Design, Ports
ConsNA

 

6. Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS 17

CPU7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
GPUNVIDIA GTX 1060
Display Size17.3 inches
Display Resolution(1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits
RAM8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz
Storage Space256GB SSD (boot)+ 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD
Operating SystemWindows 10
Ports3 x USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x W x H)13 x 16.7 x 1.2 inches
Weight9.7 pounds
ProsPerformance
ConsQuite Heavy

 

 

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