Originally Posted by sconeboy92
alright thanks mate i'll have a look, they're quite hard to find
Not too long ago, in college, I've used AutoCAD to make some extra pocket change on a school's computer. As much as a good graphics card may help the final rendering process, for most of the work to build, extrude, intersect, etc it is advisable to have all the geometry in the RAM.
My advice, since you're under a tight budget, is to get whatever dual core laptop you can find, put 4GB of RAM and a 64bit OS (XP x64 works just fine). As I said, this type of lappy would be good for creating your geometries, but when adding textures and other image-intensive layers a discrete VID card would help, even if it's not the latest trick.
In the order of importance you should focus on:
- dual core - not too difficult
- 4GB of ram to be supported, the more the merrier
- discrete gfx card, or at least an integrated graphics card like AMD's 780M or Nvidia's 9300/9400 - no Intel as your bro will hate the poor lappy
You know you're pushing it a little with a 400Â£ lappy for Autocad, but you should come up good with the first two points mentioned above.