I’m look for a new laptop that can run Blender perfectly well. So far I’m look at Dell’s Inspiron 14 7000 with the following specs:
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200H processor (3M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Windows 8.1 (64Bit)
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1)
500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M 4GB DDR3
14.0 inch LED Backlit Anti Glare Display with IPS and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
Price: ~$935 USD
- 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ processor (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
- Windows 8.1 (64Bit)
- 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2)
- 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M 4GB DDR3
- 14.0 inch LED Backlit Display with Anti Glare and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
Price: ~$1065 USD
Are these enough for blender? If yes, which one would you recommend (based on the price and its specs)? I have great problems in rendering an animation (well, basically it crashes whenever I try to render) with my i7 desktop (gpu: GeForce® GT 640M); I guess the display card is not strong enough for high poly modeling? Anyway, given this experience, I’d love to make sure that I can use blender on the laptop before I buy one. Please help me out, and I do appreciate any advice and suggestion.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, by the way, how well is dell’s cooling system? My last hp died recently because of overheating and I have a dread of overheating issues of laptops ever since.