laptop for python programming - autocad 2d only - civil 3d not gamer

ant_gamal

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laptop for python programming - autocad 2d only - civil 3d ( road &surveying engineering app) cost will be about 600$ more or less 50$

i play football manager only game not need for powerful graphic card

good battery with quick charge is need also good cooling

autocad not a multi-thread app one/2 core with max frequency better thing more cores not affected
2 or 4 or 6 or 8 core at same frequency are equal advantage more core only on handle operating system and when use some app with autocad at the same time
also no need for powerful vga as i will not go for 3d modelling
also i play only football manager which like autocad need power cpu better than powered gpu

in my country at same price i have

1-lenovo ideapad 330
with i7-8550u it is (less cpu performance 3-5% than i7-8565u) with vga 4gb NVIDIA mx150 ( 15-20% graphic better than mx130)
hdd 1gb / 8gb ram

but battery is not good it is 2cell a youtube preview say it least 2 hr with a medium usage
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/Battery-life-of-lenovo-Ideapad-330s-14IKB/m-p/4274529#M62713

2- hp 15-da1018ne i7-8565u with 4gb NVIDIA mx130 battrey life 12.5hr ( hp site indicate that time but i think not true it is 3cell with 41whr)
better cpu but only 3-5% as turbo go to 4.6 not 4 like i7-8550u
less graphic not a big point as i said
i do not know if heat and coaling good or not also the material is good or not

3-Dell Inspiron 15-5575 ryzen 5 2500u (apu) vga amd vega 8 integrated card 2gb
ram is 12 gb ( 8 is ok for previous model also ram can upgrade not like cpu or vga can not upgrade)
it is integrated vga
less cpu prformance (17-20%)
less vga also
battery lie 3 cell 42WHr
also not sure of coaling and heat

4-Dell Inspiron 15 3580
i7-8565u but with AMD Radeon™ 520 2gb
3-Cell 42WHr Battery
https://www.dell.com/za/enterprise/p/inspiron-15-3580-laptop/pd

5- lenovo thinkpad e580 i5-8250u with 2 GB amd mx550
it is best material but low performance cpu than i7 and like amd so i think it is better than the amd
vga is the highest one but also some say battery life is max 4hr
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/Thinkpad-E580-disappointing-battery-life/m-p/4029238
 

Ralston18

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Your question is not at all uncommon.

However, the starting point is the software applications you wish to use and the accompanying hardware recommendations.

Most software provides some range of hardware requirements related to end/expected performance levels.,

Generally: Minimal, Recommended, and Best.

You do not want Minimal and you want as much "Best" as you can afford.

Use the software's requirements to narrow down choice of laptops.

Then read as many professional reviews as you can find with respect to those laptops. Also read the laptops' User Guide/Manuals - including fine print. Visit the manufacturer's websites and read the applicable FAQ's and Forums as they may exist. Look for what is said as well as what is not said.

As of late, I am find Dell products (Inspiron) to be good choices with respect to both desktops and laptops. CPU = i5 minimal as a starting point.

But again, read the software requirements with respect to hardware and go as high as you can afford. Always good to plan for future growth and longevity with respect to any computer.
 

ant_gamal

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Your question is not at all uncommon.

However, the starting point is the software applications you wish to use and the accompanying hardware recommendations.

Most software provides some range of hardware requirements related to end/expected performance levels.,

Generally: Minimal, Recommended, and Best.

You do not want Minimal and you want as much "Best" as you can afford.

Use the software's requirements to narrow down choice of laptops.

Then read as many professional reviews as you can find with respect to those laptops. Also read the laptops' User Guide/Manuals - including fine print. Visit the manufacturer's websites and read the applicable FAQ's and Forums as they may exist. Look for what is said as well as what is not said.

As of late, I am find Dell products (Inspiron) to be good choices with respect to both desktops and laptops. CPU = i5 minimal as a starting point.

But again, read the software requirements with respect to hardware and go as high as you can afford. Always good to plan for future growth and longevity with respect to any computer.
as i said autocad need high frequency than number of cores to do better performance and i explain why

i do not know python programming need also high frequency

as i google i may be neglect lenovo as it have bad battery life
so hp better or dell in cooling and material and battery life

a side question does i5-8265u better than i7-8550u
some benchmark said this
i do not know how this come only advantage on paper for i5-8265 is max Memory bandwidth
 

Ralston18

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Python can most likely be set aside as moot with respect to the overall requirements of AutoCAD.

Depending on combined computer hardware specs, a computer using an i5 could out perform a computer using an i7. There are many other factors involved: memory, drive type, CPU, clock speed, etc....

That said I did some googling:

As near as I can determine, AutoCAD only calls for multiple cores - I did not note any specific number of cores being specified.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2019/ENU/Revit-Customize/files/GUID-718EFE7C-1F2C-4543-8A6F-225E60E23951-htm.html

Although I am sure there some serious AutoCAD users within this forum, you should also go to AutoDesk/AutoCAD's formum to delve into specs, trade-offs, and options.

https://blogs.autodesk.com/autocad/resources/

Specifically the AutoCAD forum for specific computer recommendations and hardware specs (i.e., CPU number of cores).
 

ant_gamal

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Python can most likely be set aside as moot with respect to the overall requirements of AutoCAD.

Depending on combined computer hardware specs, a computer using an i5 could out perform a computer using an i7. There are many other factors involved: memory, drive type, CPU, clock speed, etc....

That said I did some googling:

As near as I can determine, AutoCAD only calls for multiple cores - I did not note any specific number of cores being specified.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2019/ENU/Revit-Customize/files/GUID-718EFE7C-1F2C-4543-8A6F-225E60E23951-htm.html

Although I am sure there some serious AutoCAD users within this forum, you should also go to AutoDesk/AutoCAD's formum to delve into specs, trade-offs, and options.

https://blogs.autodesk.com/autocad/resources/

Specifically the AutoCAD forum for specific computer recommendations and hardware specs (i.e., CPU number of cores).
thanks for your help

this topic show that single threading
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-forum/new-multithread-multi-core-support/m-p/8718192#M975466

in another one i found say that best performance is max frequency core and high VRam
gpu important only if i do 3d modeling and i will not do that my work only 2d

i found this model it is lower than Hp in processor and vga

Dell Inspiron 15 3576 core i7-8550u and gpu 2gb amd 520

it is better i colling as the cooling solution, consisting of a fat heat pipe that drives the heat away from both CPU and GPU. The heat is then dissipated from the heatsink by the medium-sized fan

battery life hp is better slight but ithink cooling is lower
i found nothing about hp for this point
https://laptopmedia.com/review/dell-inspiron-15-3576-review-ultra-budget-device-with-core-i7-8550u-and-radeon-520/

it is lower than Dell Inspiron 15 3580

in processorbut the colling is better also battrey life

so go for it better or what
 

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