View Full Version : Need Laptop for Lightwave

05-19-2004, 08:56 PM
Help me can anyone give a good suggestion for a portable and powerfull laptop for Lightwave.

Signal to Noise
05-19-2004, 09:07 PM
I use an older Dell Inspiron 8200 w/ [8]. Works like a charm. It's a 1.6 GHz w/ 512MB DDR Ram (I'm going to dump 1 GB into it soon). You'd do well with a newer Dell and it won't break your bank.

05-20-2004, 07:48 AM
Get one of the pentiums


05-20-2004, 08:10 AM
anything that comes out in another year will be more powerful than anything on the market right now...

05-20-2004, 08:11 AM
I need something very light with 2.0 ghz or better 512 meg ddr and I would like a 64 meg nvidia fx go graphics card at least.

05-20-2004, 09:09 AM
I bought a Sony Vaio 2.8ghz 533 FSB 256mb ram and 64mb Nvidia card also came with XP Pro and a 16in screen. I paid $1900 for it back in November 2003. I then bought 2 512mb ram chips and now how 1gb ram. The chips cost $98 each at the time. My laptop screams with Lightwave. I don't have any complaints.

Signal to Noise
05-20-2004, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by meshmaster
get one in about a year....

anything that comes out in another year will be more powerful than anything on the market right now...

With that kind of logic we'd never be buying laptops. Sometimes you just got to bite the bullet and not think about tech down the road.

05-20-2004, 09:56 AM
Dell has a nice 5150 that I can comfortably upgrade to my specs and stay under 1500$ and I can get a 3.20 cpu if im feeling saucy.


05-20-2004, 12:26 PM
I just got a Compaq R3000Z (I originally put a link, but it was dynamic.)

The price is fantastic and it got a terrific review from PC Magazine. My initial impressions is that it runs LW8 very well. It's an AMD, but unlike the older chips, these support sse2, which is essential for LW.

It also comes with a paralell port. I don't know if it's true, but I've read posts that stated that LW requires a paralell port even you use a USB dongle. Something to consider -- because I don't think the 5150 has a paralell port.