5 Best Laptops for AutoCAD (2021) – Compatible Models

Are you from the profession of drafting, designing, operating, engineering, architecture, or electronics? If yes, then you would have a rendezvous with this ultimate software -AutoCAD. As the era of laptops is developing over time, most of the manufacturers are trying to bring out one of the best powerful machines in the market – the computer.

No matter if you are already a professional or a fresher in this field, you should have a laptop that can bear the load of such extensive software. In this blog, we have brought you the 5 best laptops for AutoCAD, and make your hefty work; flow swiftly without any hindrance

But, before we start with the queue of our laptops, let’s first know;

What is AutoCAD?

Developed by John Walker with AUTODESK  on December 23, 1982, AutoCAD is still one of the best software for 3D modeling & design in the market. In AutoCAD, we can create 2D and 3D models, which can be used in the professions aforementioned.

What does AutoCAD stand for?

AutoCAD stands for Auto Computer-Aided Design, used for drafting and designing. With AutoCAD, you can conceptualize new ideas, drawing, and design products. It helps the designer to achieve the required level of accuracy and perform calculations rapidly for designs.

Detailed explanation for the uses of AutoCAD:

For making it easier to understand, let’s talk about it in the context of the Car manufacturing industry. AutoCAD will be used for creating a design or in technical words, blueprint. That blueprint will contain the car model design, and then it will start passing through different teams i.e. production team, machine handling team, and quality team, they will review the blueprint and make corrections according to them. In the end, it is approved and will get into the production process and further can be used for assembling and repairing process.

 AutoCAD was brought into the industry to ease the work of the drafter and designer because before this they had to do every work on their own and it took a lot of time in redesigning if a single thing had to be changed.

AutoCAD also works as an architectural planning tool, as it helps to design a building, plan for operations, execute the processes, and analyze the structure and strength of a building.

Minimum System Requirements for using, AutoCAD:

You need to have a powerful device for running this software as it’s graphic heavy. Basic requirements are as follows:

  • CPU: 7th Gen Intel Core i5
  • RAM:  8GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6- inch HD
  • Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  • Battery: Up to 4 hours.

Although the minimum system requirement doesn’t seem like too much, and you may already have a compatible system, with the same system requirements, remember one thing, all these specifications are minimally needed to run this software, not to execute a project perfectly. You have many more things running on your laptop except this software, and some of them will be necessary. So choose a laptop that has more than the minimum requirements of this software, so that you can perform your tasks without any lag.

5 Best Laptops for AutoCAD (2021) – Compatible models

1.Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502

This Zephyrus series from Asus claims to be the lightest and ultra-portable laptop without the sacrifice of performance. This laptop can run heavy games and RAM-hungry software. In simple words, this machine is a sleek monster.

This laptop is an epitome for complementing hardware and aggressive design. Starting from $2044, a high-performance laptop with a high price range, Asus ROG Zephyrus will make you design the drafts in your AutoCAD easily.

A lightweight performer, with the thickest part of 18.9 mm and weigh 1.9kg. It comes with a magnesium alloy chassis that gives it a sturdy look and a brushed finish on top. The area around the trackpad and keyboards comes with a matte finish. The trackpad has a honeycomb design. The RGB lights amplify the look and give it a premium feel.

The display is bright and colorful with a fast refresh rate, which will create an appealing piece in their work. Talking about the performance, you will get a 9th Generation Intel Core i7 9750 8 processor geared with 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics and 16 GB of RAM under the Hood.

No matter how much hefty work you put on Asus ROG Zephyrus it won’t break a sweat. The intelligent cooling system in this laptop will work very nicely in the rigorous time of work hours.  Coming to the audio, this laptop has some issues with it. As the laptop have its speakers placed at the bottom which performs quite well, It may have performed better, if placed on the top.

Talking about the battery life, it could have been better, as it gives you a battery life of 3-4 hours. But if it’s a gaming laptop, you can accept this without any hesitation.

Final Verdict: If you have a budget to spend, you can go for this laptop. It won’t let you down. If asking for overall thoughts on this laptop, this machine has durability, performance, sleekness, portability. In short a full mind-blowing package.

2.ASUS ProArt Studio book Pro 17 W700G3T

If you thought that the previous laptop from ASUS was awesome, then you have taken your decision a little sooner, as this laptop is ideal for the office and a canvas for a creator, it can give a mesmerizing experience. A machine packed with 64GB of RAM with Quadro RTX 3000 can be a Gatling gun for this segment.

The storage goes to 2 TB providing a massive space for your files as well. Any work, whether it’s light or heavy, this machine won’t let you down. If you talk about AutoCAD this device is on its toes to examine the structural integrity of a monument.

As the performance just blows your mind, the design lacks behind a little bit. The port placements are weird.  It comes with only Three thunder ports, which be a problem for designers as they sometimes tend to have an additional screen. On the other hand, the laptop is sleek and premium.

Again a high-budget laptop available at $2,399, but won’t disappoint you at any turn. The display is big with an approx bezel-less display.

The performance is where it really needs to prove itself as it comes with so many astonishing features. The transfer speed is reckless as it copied a 5GB of files in mere seconds.

Final Verdict: Well if you ignore or adjust with a bit old design and port positions, this device is made for CAD, 4K video rendering, and of course gaming.

3.Acer Predator Helios 300

After so many heavy-on-the-pocket laptops. We bring a mid-budget friendly campion. Starting from $1000 this Acer Predator Helios 300 is basically a budget gaming laptop, but it won’t stay back to make you feel like working on a superhero. Equipped with an i7 intel chip and NVIDIA GTX it’s ready to tackle everything you throw at it. You can choose the storage either 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD, SSD will be a smarter option though.

Coming on the design, there is nothing special nor bad. It’s like whatever will come to your mind when you hear ACER PREDATOR. This laptop sticks to the aesthetics of a gaming machine, as it comes with black color and aggressive red accent on a metal finish.

A mid-sized laptop that is lighter than it looks. Giving an opinion on camera and sound, there is quite some room for improvement.

Let’s talk about performance, it performs as you will expect from a budget gaming laptop. The SSD and Processor aided with GPU give an above the average experience. It also comes with a decent battery life.

Final Verdict: The cooling system and the speaker could have been improved. But this laptop has that caliber to perform well while running heavy software.

4.Acer Nitro 5

 

Again from the Acer family, we brought a laptop for budget gamers with a high-performance. So here it is, the Acer Nitro 5, it comes with a screen size of 17 inches, but you will find mid-sized bezels on the sides. The base is supported by a tough hinge which makes it stable and sturdy. You won’t get disappointed by the number of ports present on the laptop.

Acer Nitro 5 comes with the price of $749, gives optimum performance in the line-up of budget-friendly gaming laptops. This device is equipped with an Intel i5 processor with the addition of Nividia GeForce GTX GPU.

A decent screen of 1080p for gaming complementing the colors and the vibrance of the display. This laptop is low priced yet above the average features. The booting speed is satisfactory. This laptop comes under the budget of mid-range gaming laptops and can handle AutoCAD with its full potential.

The Bottom Line: Talking about this laptop or you can say budget gaming laptop, is for professional or official use too. If you want to buy an above-average laptop and a good battery life, this laptop is for you.

5.MSI GF75 Thin 2020

The MSI GF75 Thin 2020 at a price of $939. The eye-catching part of the design in the laptop is the bezel-less display and comparatively lesser weight than others in the segment. The hinges are a bit tough when opening. With smooth and matte glossed aluminum outer lid finish gives it a bold look. A bit problem arises when you open the display wide, as the base comes up slightly. The surface of this laptop catches fingerprints easily, so you will be finding them on your laptop.

Talking about the keyboard and touchpad, they are good in this price range. The red-backlit keyboard is catchy to the eyes and makes the typing experience awesome. The keys have crispy feedback when pressed.

The display in this laptop is smooth, as the high refresh rate does its work. The IPS display is also satisfactory, there is room for improvement, yet it won’t disappoint you while designing your draft on AutoCAD. Overall the display is nice.

Performance-wise this laptop is really good as the PC benchmarks are higher than previous GF versions. You can handle hefty tasks with this laptop.

The Bottom Line: The device has a good screen quality and a good performance. The light of thin and red is awesome and gives a feel of a red demon, with average battery life as you will except gaming laptop to have. For official use, in this case, AutoCAD this machine is appropriate.

CONCLUSION

So, here is the list of the different laptop which can handle the performance-hungry software like AutoCAD, we added a few mid-to-high budget laptop so that everyone can have an idea of what kind of laptop will be appropriate for them, and can come in their budget.

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