Laptops purchase

Can anyone offer some advise on the purchase of a laptop for sketch up pro
The computer will be solely for sketch up.
My partner got this hp pavilion gaming computer but I’m unsure if it is the correct on I
Have attached the dell specifications of one I thought would be appropriate anyone advise on which would be better, more practical.
Hp pavilion
Key Features

15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) anti-glare display

AMD Ryzen™ 7 3750H processor (2.3 - 4GHz)

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 graphics


256 GB SSD storage

B&O Dual Speakers

Wi-Fi 5 AC (2x2)

Bluetooth® 5

HP Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader


Windows 10 Home

Dell Inspiron 3000
Key Features

15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)

256GB SSD storage


Optical disk drive

1 x HDMI Port

1 x USB 2.0 Port

2 x USB 3.1 Port

SD card reader



Windows 10 Home

HP looks a bit better, because he has an high performance graphic card, the dell has no mention about.
You should ask for 16GB RAM for sufficent performance especially with large sketchup files.

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The dell has this graphics card.
Graphics processor Nvidia GeForce MX230
Is the 16gb necessary I will only be rendering kitchens and office layouts.
Will it make a big difference?

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More ram is ALWAYS better! :wink:

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It’s always good to have enough memory - 8GB is sufficent for small projects.
The performance graphics card should not have dedicated memory - means the card uses some of the main memory and is slower as a graphics card with real video memory. Both of your listed laptops has usable graphics with it’s own video memory, so the 8GB is full available for the OS.
I started sketchup with 8GB but with more expierence and large models 16GB gives a performance boost.

8GB of memory is bare-minimum, in my opinion. Consider the load on system memory when SketchUp runs along with lots of browser tabs that have complex web sites opened, and a copy of Word or Excel, or other large applications. I would look for a 32GB option; if not that, at least 16GB.

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