(this is my first post - if I put it in the wrong place, lemme know and I’ll move it)
I’ve recently completely fallen in love with SketchUp, and rapidly outgrew my old laptop. So I went shopping and got an HP all-in-one, (Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce 930A, 12G RAM).
However - some hardware problems meant that I had to take two of them back in a row, and I’m not getting another one.
I’m now essentially back to square one after that fiasco, but am still dead-set on buying a new computer. I’m open to any suggestions about what to get, and where to get it (I’m in Vancouver, Canada, if that helps). I want to keep it in the range of 1500-ish, and optimize it for SketchUp.
I was wondering if anyone could give me a few key specs that I should be looking for with that price range in mind. (I’m getting the sense that a dedicated graphics card is the top one, but even then, some are good and others aren’t?) Is there a basic standard rig that serious SketchUpers use? (in the same way music folks all seem to use Apple?)
I’m pretty new to all this, any help would be much appreciated.