Need new computer recommendation please! Laptop $700 to $1600

So I have 2017 and haven’t been able to use it this year (reverting back to 2016 copy) because of ongoing hardware /software incompatibilities. Admittedly i have an older laptop thats been working great up till now but its time to upgrade.
I use SU everyday to make my living and so could use a good to very good system recommendation from anyone with a newer system and more computer savvy than myself. Unfortunately we live in a world where the software manufacturer cannot recommend a system for its own product to avoid conflicts…

Mostly use Sketchup and Vray for Architectural design modeling and presentations (renderings to photoshop etc) …some video but not critical

Your replies urgently welcomed and very appreciated!
and thank you in advance!

At the upper end of your specified price bracket you could look for a “gaming” laptop with

  • an i7 processor with four cores/8 threads (SketchUp needs only one but Vray will use all you have got)
  • a decent Nvidia graphics card (GTX 1050/60)
  • 16 GB memory
  • a SSD disk to taste
  • perhaps a 17" monitor depending on the amount of luggage you want to carry.

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