new laptop for Orbiter 2016

llarian

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Instead of just concentrating on what would be best in a laptop for Orbiter, wouldn't it be better to consider what else you might use it for and decide from there? In most cases I would presume that you would get a machine that might be a bit overblown for Orbiter but merely OK for other applications. Or do you intend to just dedicate the laptop to Orbiter and little else?

For instance, I run Orbiter on both my laptop and my desktop. Both use multicore processors. Orbiter doesn't need the power. But, add in Blender on both machines and you need a very different animal. Considering the latest benchmarks on Blender, it works best (and fastest) with a 32-core processor (AMD Threadripper 2990WX). This processor would be vastly overpowered to just run Orbiter and frankly my own configuration is somewhat less powerful than this (I'm a hobbyist, not a professional).

For what it is worth, friends.
 

Hermann Oberth

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OK, here some candidates:

Asus VivoBook S14 S430FN-EB032T / 14,0" FHD / Intel i5-8265U / 8GB DDR4 / 256GB SSD / GeForce MX150 / 639,-€

Acer Swift 3 (SF315-52G-531A) Ultra Thin 15,6" Full HD IPS, i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, MX150, 649,-€

ASUS VivoBook 15 F509FL-EJ073T / 15,6" Full HD / Intel i5-8265U / 8GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD / GeForce MX250 / 599,-€

HP 14-ck1108ng 14" FHD IPS, Intel i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, UHD Graphics 620 429,-€
 
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