Planning to buy a new Laptop | Requesting Inputs

I am planning to buy a new machine in next 4-5 days, although not yet finalized, but this seems to be fulfilling my most needs →

Regrettably, my comprehension of processors is rather limited. While it boasts an I7, it ought to be noted that the I7 designation encompasses a multitude of variations.

Specific Need: Programming, touch screen, and it should be capable of running software like Blender etc. I think it claims a maximum of 16GB RAM and that would be sufficient with SSD.

For running 3D applicatons like that you will want a good GPU. I don’t know laptops that well, so I’m not sure how well thier GPUs compare to ones available for desktops, I think they are mostly on-board chips as opposed to dedicated cards. But I find that gaming machines can make a “cheap” (in the relative sense) graphics workstation, having similarly capable GPUs.


Sir, I am planning to buy Laptop.

In Intel processor model names, the letter “G” typically stands for “Graphics,” indicating that the processor has integrated graphics capabilities.

When it comes to processors, some have a separate graphics processing unit (GPU), while others have an integrated one. Which option should one consider: getting a separate GPU or using an integrated one?

I am very new to processors. Thanks.


These laptops are often marketed as “gaming laptops” or “workstation laptops” and are designed to handle more demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and 3D rendering.

I also assume that gaming laptops will be good for developers also.

Based on some blogs I think this is the case →

The “P” in Intel Processor usually stands for “performance”. It is typically used in the branding of Intel’s higher-end processors, such as the Core i7 and i9 series, which are designed for tasks that require high levels of performance, such as gaming, video editing, and 3D modeling.

Take a M2 MacBookPro. The performance of this laptop is incredible.

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If you want to do 3D work, I would aim for a laptop with a dedicated nvidia card inside. Something that is cooled separately to the CPU and has cuda.

I’ve done a lot of 3d work over the years. Back in 2010 I was running a desktop with a QX9650 (£1000 chip at the time), top of the range nvidia GPU. CPU overclocked and sub-zero cooled (-20c at load), GPU volt modded and water-cooled).

My current machine I purchased a couple of years ago, is a mid to low range dell laptop cpu i79750h with an nvidia 1660ti. I have to say watching the CPU/GPU rendering in Vray and seeing near complete renders in a matter of minutes blew me away. Hard to comprehend how a little laptop out performs that big bulky and noisy bit of kit from back in the day.

I think with an integrated chip, you are going to be disappointed, I imagine it will get very hot, very quickly and will struggle.

Maybe an idea to put this question up on a dedicated blender forum, and see what feedback you get.


Thanks for the Insight. I searched some Laptops, This one from Samsung. It has an inbuilt Processor = Intel® Core™ i7-1360P, Which I think is a powerful Processor, and then a separate GPU is also there:
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics

After conducting some research on Google, it appears that the GPU may not be very powerful. What is your opinion on this matter?

As for your recommendation to post on the Blender forum, please note that there may be forums specific to certain geographic regions Another example is Stack Exchange, a platform that is focused on providing question-and-answer content rather than discussions.

Here you go. A forum I was using as far back as the late 90s and was pretty much the forum for 3D artists. Actually surprised to see it is still going :slight_smile:

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Hello I suggest you buy if you can afford the MSI GP66 Leopard it has very good characteristics.

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I am planning(perhaps decided) to buy Dell G15 in a day or two, but If someone can give additional input on these two configs:

  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H (18 MB cache, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.50 GHz Turbo)
  2. NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 4 GB GDDR6


  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H (24 MB cache, 14 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.70 GHz Turbo)
  2. NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti, 4 GB GDDR6

Certainly, there is a difference between the above two, and the cost difference is around 500$. The majority of work will be Programming + some Blender. when using the two laptops above will there be too much difference recognized or experienced?


Both of those look like awesome systems and should eat through rendering.

I have a G3, and actually have turbo switched off on the cpu, it keeps the temps to a max 70c at full load and is still fast enough.

If it were me though and within budget, I would consider the first i5-12500H option with a stronger GPU. A 3070 for instance which comes with 8GB. Blender does have GPU rendering, and it is blistering quick — ideal for previewing renders as you make changes.

I just found this option here in the UK, which I would quite like to pull the trigger on myself :slight_smile:

Even if you don’t go for the 3070, I think you’ll be happy.

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Finally made a purchase there was a lot of madness and the price difference of 500$ was high + In India with I5 that 6GB/8GB Nvidia RAM was not available so finally it was lingering a lot so made a purchase =

12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H (18 MB cache, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.50 GHz Turbo) and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 4 GB GDDR6

Thanks a lot for all the help.

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