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That W520 wont disappoint! Also it is one of the last Thinkpads to have the good ol' keyboard, sadly frown.gif I'm running a X220T for my Master in Industrial Design wink.gif
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Good choice in laptop and good luck in architecture school. It's going to be over before you know it so get any experience you can while in school to help you land a job after. I'd also focus on Revit if you plan on going commercial and autocad/archicad/sketchup if you want to do residential.
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Originally Posted by Archngamin View Post

I'd also focus on Revit if you plan on going commercial and autocad/archicad/sketchup if you want to do residential.

I'll elaborate on that. Revit is good for large commercial, large institutional, & large residential (multi-unit) projects. It's actually fine for medium-sized projects too thumb.gif

For the record, I will say this, if the OP is planning NOT to do any 3D photo-realistic rendering, it is NOT required to buy a laptop with a workstation card for 2D & 3D wire-frame drawing.. All gpu's (gaming & workstation), performs basically almost the same (very minimal performance difference) regarding 2D & 3D wire-frame drawings.

With that being said, I hope the OP who is buying this Lenovo workstation laptop is also interested in 3d rendering. If you're not going to be doing any 3d rendering, it makes more sense for you to buy a gaming laptop so you can enjoy your usage for autocad / revit & gaming biggrin.gif

This does not change the fact that the Lenovo W520 or W530 are nice workstation laptops thumb.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 11/11/13 at 6:43am
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