I am helping my cousin find a good laptop for rendering (casual renders only) and would like to again ask help and have opinions from you. It will be used for 3dsmax and vray and photoshop. His budget range is $1000-$1200. Both of us are still amateurs in architectural visualizations and are not that techy and still has a lot to learn with regards to hardware stuffs, in this case, a laptop.
I've used what I've learned in my last post http://forums.cgarchitect.com/74701-help-me-build-rig-1200-budget.html
and recommended him these two laptops:
ASUS N56VB-S4013H | 15.6IN. (1920X1080), I7 3630QM, 8GB, 1TB, GT740 2GB, (BLURAY)
MSI GE60 0NC-I7387+
MSI GE60 0NC-I7387+ | *15.6-IN. HD (1366X768) LED NON-GLARE, I7-3630 2.3GHZ, 08GB, 500GB, GT650M 2GB GDDR5, DVDRW
We were more inclined going with asus because I've read some articles that msi has heating issues and I thought that it would be bad for rendering but what are your opinions about this? MSI seems to be a great deal because its cheaper but because of the heating issues we're having second thoughts about this.
I was wondering if there are any haswell laptops within the same price range that beats the two. But is it good to have a haswell laptop? Basing from what I've learned from my past post, haswell runs much hotter than its predecessor and heat is bad for a laptop right?
Your comments and suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks.