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What should I buy? Dell Precision 7740 vs Asus Strix G512L


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Dell Precision 7740:

  • i7 9850H (6/12)
  • 17.3" 1080p
  • Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
  • 32GB DDR4
  • 512GB SSD M.2
  • Price: $800 USD

Asus Strix G512L:

  • i7 10750H (8/16)
  • 15.6" 1080p
  • Nvidia RTX 2070
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 512GB SSD M.2
  • Price: $1100 USD

Which do you thin is a better option for an architect?, she will be using Autocad, Revit, Lumion, V-Ray, Photoshop, SketchUp, etc, that kind of stuff.

Personally I think the Dell Precision is a better option due to GPU, Screen, and being work oriented, but the Asus Strix has a better CPU so it makes me wonder if that makes it a better decision.

Thanks in advace!

 

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The Dell Precision 7740 by far and its perfect for those tasks. The Asus Strix G512L is a gaming laptop and it wont be right for a architect especially with its RGB lighting everywhere plus its build quality will be worse. Also the Dell Precision 7740 is a steal even though its 2 years old the price is hard to beat with those specs for a workstation and normally workstation laptops with specs like that will cost over $2000+, Also the CPU will be fine so dont worry.

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I'd also vote for the Precision based on what it's being used for. The drivers for the Quadro are optimised for what she needs and the larger screen is a must. 

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Thanks all. I wasn't sure due to the CPU on the Asus, but seems the Dell is deff a better option.

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CLEVO PT870TM1-G || i7 8700K || 32 GB 2400MHz || Nvidia GTX 1080 x 2 || 1440p @120Hz
HP ZBOOK 17 G3 || Xeon E3-1535M v5 || 16 GB 2400MHz || Nvidia Quadro GTX M5000M || 1080p @60Hz
DELL PRECISION M6400 || C2Q QX9300 || Nvidia Quadro FX3700M || 1200p @60Hz || RETIRED

LG 27UK850-W || 2160p @60Hz || AMD Freesync
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I'm late to this party but one advantage of the Dell brand is the publication of the service documentation. The Precision 7740 info is here . Some notebooks are easier to open up than others and Dell tends to fall into the easier category plus having the manufacturer's guidance to hand is useful.

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