What laptop is the best for sketchup, rendering processing and photo editing


Looking for advise.
I need to purchase a new laptop. I want a laptop that has great graphics
and speed for photo editing, sketchup modeling rendering the models
quickly. And, make a long term purchase investment as far as horse power and size is

The neighborhood Best Buy guy suggested an Asus Rog GL703GS-DS74

I would like to hear from a sketchup buddy what you would recomend.

David C.
Omaha, Ne


I’d be wary of a recommendation by a retail sales person unless that person is an experienced SketchUp user. Unless they fully understand SketchUp’s specific needs, their recommendation will be based on irrelevant generic considerations. I’m not saying that the Asus might not be good, just that one must examine the specs against SketchUp’s needs to really know.

You can find many posts on this forum about the criteria for a good computer for SketchUp. Do a few searches and you will find a trove of recommendations!


Actually, the suggested model should be OK for SketchUp. With a 6-core processor and a current GTX card it should be OK for rendering too.
If you decide to pay double the price for a “mobile workstation” type computer your gain will be minimal and the “workstation” graphics card you would get would probably be slower than the one in this “gaming” laptop.


While I can’t suggest that Asus Rog GL703GS-DS74 is your best possible option.

I can, however, confirm that my 6-year-old Asus ROG G75VW has served me quite well for both SU and Photoshop. It’s not as fast as my desktop, but I’ve had no complaints about its performance.

I looked up the specs, they are considerably better than my G75.


Asus Rog GL703GS-DS74 have this problem

  1. the keyboard needs some time to get used to
  2. the fans can get very loud under load
  3. short battery life due to GSync

Dell XPS 15 9560 4K UHD Intel Core i7-7700HQ 32GB RAM 1TB SSD Nvidia GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 Windows 10 Home

You can try this one its also nice

Here is the link to see- https://amzn.to/2D2H0N9


Some of the high-end laptops…




You can configure all of these with gaming GPU’s.

I was looking for a laptop with dual graphics cards (discrete graphics) - I have seen them around previously.

You should research how much graphics memory you need - it has a big effect on rendering.

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I don’t know this company, but it has dual desktop GPU’s in a laptop!