I have to get a Laptop to allow me to do field work and due to funds it will have to serve as my only computer.
The below configured Laptop is the Lonovo W530 at $1,784.25.
If there is a truly better machine to get please let me know, why and what configuration.
My main purpose is to do narrative work in 3D. BTW: Apple Care confirmed for me the Macbook Pro Retina will not pass through a 3D signal from the Nvidia card, so it can't be used for 3D. It would be interesting if someone with the laptop knows differently.
I've had limited discussion with those I've reached out to for advice on this forum, but it stopped well short of helping me know what to buy. For that reason and because a sale that would save me an extra $600.00 at Lenovo ends in 3 days I need advice now not only on whether or not this is the way to go, but in configuring, which options to use.
I'm not going to be on a pressure crunch for production, but I of course don't want to spend weeks rendering. My funds are limited, but this laptop as currently configured is doable.
So, I'm posting below the options I need advice on. I'm especially in need of advice on:
A) the Processor,
B) System graphics,
C) Total memory and
D) Hard Drive
1) Please remember my goal is 3D and I expect to use the Laptop to drive a monitor. A 3D PC monitor or if possible a 3D Plasma and a monitor for editing.
2) Please let me know how this Graphics card and Processor will handle 3D.
Unfortunately I don't have in front of me info on the ports, but I'll add that tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for sorely needed advice.
An (x) next to an option indicates this is how this is presently configured, although not through any great belief in the build of the system.
Lonovo ThinkPad W530 Laptop
As configured: Cost $1784.25
I did not go for the Color Sensor ($200) as I assumed the laptop monitor would not wisely be used for this.
(x) - Intel Core i7-3720QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Intel Core i7-3820QM Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) (add $200.00)
Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor (2.90GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHZ) (add $750.00)
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory
(x) NVIDIA Quadro K2000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory
4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM) (subtract $480.00)
6 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM) (subtract $400.00)
8GB PC3 12800 DDR3 (4 DIMM) (subtract $320.00)
8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM) (subtract $320.00)
8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM) (subtract $30.00)
(x) – 16 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (4 DIMM)
16 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM) – (add $580.00)
32 GB PC34-12800 DDR3 (4DIMM) - (add $640.00)
(x) – Internal RAID – Not Enabled
Internal RAID – Configured by Lenovo
(x)- 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm (add $10.00)
1 TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm (add $170.00)
128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 (add $280.00)
180 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 (add $480.00)
(x) – DVD Recordable
1 TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm with Bay Adapter (add $370.00)
(x) – None
Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters
(x) – ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN (add $20.00)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (add $40.00)
Integrated mobile broadband
(WWAN is not compatible with Micro hard drive (mSATA)
(x) – Mobile Broadband upgradable
Qualcomm Gobi 3000 (add $125.00)