Top 10 Best Laptops for AutoCAD and SketchUp

Best laptops for AutoCAD and SketchUp

Before going into the list of best laptops for AutoCAD we must be aware of the system requirement of AutoCAD software. Below I have provided a link to an article to know about the system requirement of AutoCAD software.

System requirements for AutoCAD 2021 including Specialized Toolsets

Recommended Hardware for SketchUp:

  1. 2+ GHz processor
  2. 8+ GB RAM
  3. 700MB of available hard-disk space
  4. 3D class video card with 1 GB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.

Minimum Hardware requirement for SketchUp:

  1. 1 GHz processor
  2. 4GB RAM
  3. 500MB of free hard-disk space
  4. 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.1 or higher and is up to date.

Top 10 Best Laptops for AutoCAD and SketchUp

Here is a list of the 10 best laptops for AutoCAD and Sketchup and they are as follows:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro
  2. Lenovo Legion 5 10th Gen Intel Core i5
  3. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 AMD Ryzen 7
  4. Acer Predator Helios 300
  5. ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (2021)
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (2021)
  7. ASUS ZenBook 14 (2020)
  8. Dell G3 3500 Gaming
  9. HP Pavilion Gaming
  10. HP Pavilion (2021)
  11. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

1. Apple MacBook Pro

Brand  Apple
Operating System macOS
CPU Manufacturer AMD
Screen Size 16 Inches
Computer Memory Size 16 GB

About this item:

  • Ninth-generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor
  • Stunning 40.65cm (16-inch) Retina display with True Tone technology
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics with GDDR6 memory
  • Ultrafast SSD
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Six-speaker system with force-canceling woofers
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi

2. Lenovo Legion 5 10th Gen Intel Core i5

Brand  Lenovo
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 (i5-10300H) | Speed: 2.5 GHz (Base) – 4.5 GHz (Max) | 4 Cores | 8MB Cache
  • OS: Pre-Loaded Windows 10 Home with Lifetime Validity
  • Memory and Storage: 8GB RAM DDR4-2933, Upgradable up to 16GB | 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) | Wide Viewing Angle | Anti-Glare | IPS Technology | 120 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated Graphics
  • Cooling: Coldfront 2.0 with Dual Channel thermal mechanism | Q Control 3.0 to select between Quiet, Balance and Performance thermal modes
  • Keyboard: Full-size Backlit Keyboard with 100% Anti-Ghosting and soft landing switches | 1.5 mm Key Travel
  • Camera (Built-in): HD 720p Camera with Privacy Shutter | Fixed Focus | Integrated Dual Array Microphone
  • Audio: 2 x 2W Harman Speakers | Dolby Audio for Gaming Certification
  • Battery Life: 5 Hours | Rapid Charge Pro (Up to 50% in 30 Minutes)
  • Ports: 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 1, Headphone/Mic combo jack, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet (RJ-45)

3. Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 AMD Ryzen 7

Brand  Lenovo
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer AMD
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor: 4th Gen AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | Speed: 2.9 GHz (Base) – 4.2 GHz (Max) | 8 Cores | 4MB L2 & 8MB L3 Cache
  • OS: Pre-Loaded Windows 10 Home with Lifetime Validity
  • Pre-Installed: MS Office Home and Student 2019
  • Memory and Storage: 8GB RAM DDR4-3200, Upgradable up to 16GB | 512 GB SSD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated GraphicsDisplay: 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) | Brightness: 250 nits | Anti-Glare | IPS Technology | 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Cooling: 5th Generation Thermal Engineering | Dual fan and vent system | Enhanced dedicated heat syncs | Q Control
  • Battery Life: 5 Hours | 45Wh Battery | Rapid Charge (Up to 80% in 1 Hour)
  • Keyboard: Full-size Blue LED Backlit Keyboard ergonomically optimized for Gaming | 30% larger one-piece trackpad with windows precision drivers
  • Camera (Built-in): HD 720p Camera with Fixed Focus | Privacy Shutter | Integrated Dual Array Microphone
  • Audio: 2 x 1.5W Stereo Speakers | HD Audio | Dolby Audio
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 1, Headphone/Mic combo jack, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet (RJ-45)

4. Acer Predator Helios 300

Brand  Acer
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Computer Memory Size 16 GB

About this item:

  • The 39.6 cm (15.6) IPS display of this gaming laptop from Acer comes clad in a black metal body that oozes style.
  • It comes equipped with 6 GB of NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 so that you can enjoy an enhanced and seamless gaming experience
  • It comes equipped with the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with 16 GB of DDR4 2666 RAM, which can be expanded to up to 32 GB so that you can multitask with ease.
  • This Acer laptop boasts a refresh rate of 144 Hz and an overdrive response of 3 ms so that the visual experience of your game is lag-free, fluid, and seamless.
  • The HDMI 2.0 and the DisplayPort 1.4 allow you to connect two more displays with this laptop so that you have up to 3 displays to enhance your gaming experience and widen your play area.

5. ASUS ZenBook Duo 14 (2021)

Brand  Asus
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 14 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8MB Cache, 2.4 GHz Base Speed, Up to 4.2 GHz Turbo Boost Speed, 4 cores, 8 Threads
  • Memory & Storage: 8GB LPDDR4X onboard 4266MHz RAM with | Storage: 512GB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics
  • Display: Touch screen, 14.0-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level Panel, Anti-glare display, LED Backlit, 400nits, sRGB: 100%, Pantone Validated, Screen-to-body ratio: 93 %, With stylus support
  • Additional Display: ScreenPad Plus (12.65″ FHD 1920 x 515, Touch screen IPS-level Panel Support Stylus)
  • Design & battery: NanoEdge bezels | Magnesium-Aluminum Chassis and Lid | Thin and Light Laptop | Laptop weight: 1.62 kg | 70WHrs, 4-cell lithium-polymer battery | Up to 17 hours battery life; Note: Battery life depends on conditions of usage
  • Keyboard & Touchpad: Backlit Chiclet Keyboard | 1.4mm Key-travel | Precision Touchpad
  • I/O Port: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 4 supports display/power delivery, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack, 1x Micro SD card reader
  • Other: HD IR Webcam with Facial recognition Login support | Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax)+Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2 | Built-in speaker | Smart Amp Technology | Built-in array microphone | MIL-STD-810H standard Durability.

6. Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (2021)

Brand  Lenovo
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer AMD R5 4650U Pro
Screen Size 14 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • ThinkPad Reliability (12 Military Specifications Certified) | Built to withstand rugged usage and can handle accidental knocks, drops, and even spills | Best for Work/ Learn/ Play from home
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 4650U Professional processor, 2.1Ghz base speed, 4.0Ghz max speed, 6Cores, 8Mb Smart Cache
  • Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity
  • Display: 14-inch screen with (1920X1080) full HD display | Anti Glare technology | 720p HD Camera with Thinkshutter | Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 802.11ax 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.2
  • Memory: 8GB RAM | Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Design and battery: Thin and light Laptop | 180 Degree Hinge | Laptop weight 1.59kg | Battery Life: Up to 13 hours* as per MobileMark | Rapid Charge (80% in 1 hour)
  • Ports & CD drive: 1x USB 2.0 | 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On) | 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer, Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.2) | 1x HDMI 1.4b | 1x Ethernet (RJ-45) | 1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm) | Without DVD-drive
  • Security: Integrated power button with touch FPR for power-on and secure login in one touch | Discrete TPM 2.0 chip for encryption of data and passwords | ThinkShutter for privacy from hackers and intruders | Spill-Resistant Keyboard

7. ASUS ZenBook 14 (2020)

Brand  Asus
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 14 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7, 2.4 GHz Base Speed, Up to 4.2 GHz Turbo Boost Speed, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8MB Cache
  • Memory & Storage: 8GB LPDDR4X onboard 4267MHz RAM with | Storage: 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics
  • Display: 14-inch LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080), 16:9, anti-glare Panel, 300nits brightness, 100% sRGB, 4-sided NanoEdge design with up to 90% screen-to-body ratio, IPS-level wide-view technology
  • Software Included: Pre-installed MS Office Home and Student 2019, McAfee Anti-Virus with 1-year validity | Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity
  • Design & battery: Up to 2.5mm-thin bezel | Metallic Chassis |Thin and Light Laptop | Laptop weight: 1.17 kg | 67WHrs, 4-cell, lithium-polymer battery | Up to 22 hours battery life; Note: Battery life depends on conditions of usage
  • Keyboard: Edge-to-edge design, full-size backlit, with 1.4mm key travel | Touchpad: Glass-covered, Precision Touchpad with NumberPad 2.0, i.e., integrated LED-illuminated numeric keypad
  • I/O Ports: 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type C (with supports for display/power delivery), 1x Micro SD card reader
  • Other: IR HD web camera with Windows Hello support| Face recognition login | Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) (802.11ax) 2*2 | Bluetooth 5.0 | US MIL-STD 810G military-grade standard| with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support.

8. Dell G3 3500 Gaming

Brand  Dell
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor:10th Generation Intel i5-10300H Processor (8 MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 cores). Kensington Lock Port
  • Memory & Storage:8GB, 2x4GB, DDR4,Dual Channel 2933MHz upgradable to 16GB | 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive | 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive
  • Display:15.6 LED Backlit Anti Glare IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) display ,60Hz ,300 nits | 72% NTSC Color Gamut
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 | Game Shift Technology
  • Operating System & Software: Windows 10 Home Plus Single Language | McAfee Security Center 15 month subscription
  • Keyboard & Battery: Backlit keyboard | 3 Cell Battery, 51 Whr, Up to 10 hours battery life | Laptop weight 2.3 Kg
  • I/O Ports:1xUSB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare | 2x USB 2.0 ports | 1x HDMI 2.0 port | 1x SD-card slot | 1x RJ45 port | 1x headset port
  • Alienware Command Center | Nahimic 3D audio | WiFi 802.11ac 1×1 | Bluetooth 5
  • 1Yr Premium Support: Onsite Service | Finger Print Reader.

9. HP Pavilion Gaming

Brand  HP
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer AMD
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Ports: 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Data Transfer Only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate); 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (Data Transfer Only); 1 USB 2.0 Type-A (HP Sleep and Charge); 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 RJ-45
  • Display: 15.6-Inch FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit, 250 nits, 45% NTSC (1920 x 1080)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home | In the box: Laptop with included battery, charger
  • Design & Battery: Gaming inspired design | Laptop weight: 2.25 kg | Average battery life 7 hours, 3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion Fast Charge Battery.

10. HP Pavilion X360 (2021)

Brand  HP
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU Manufacturer Intel
Screen Size 14 Inches
Computer Memory Size 8 GB

About this item:

  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 (up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
  • Operating System & Preinstalled Software: Windows 10 Home | Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 | In the box: Laptop with included battery, charger
  • Display: 14-Inch FHD (1920 x 1080), touch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge, 250 nits, 45% NTSC | Without Inking Pen
  • Memory & Storage: 8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB), expandable upto 16 GB | 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics
  • Design & Battery: Touchscreen and Convertible Laptop | Laptop weight: 1.58 kg | Average battery life = 7 hours, 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion Fast Charge Battery
  • Camera & Microphone: HP TrueVision HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
  • Networking: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (Supporting Gigabit file transfer speeds)
  • Ports: 1 SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Type-C (5Gbps), 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A (5Gbps), 1 HDMI 1.4b, 1 RJ-45, 1 SD card reader | Without CD-Drive.

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