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    Originally posted by ironbelly View Post
    Unless of course you don't feel like being tied to a desk like a 20th century techno-slave. Honestly if you can get a decent framerate on a laptop(which you **** well can and for a spell less than $1500.00) then I see zero reason to buying a desktop, for any application anymore.

    $1800.00 seems crazy steep for me, although if you have the money why not I suppose you'll get a crazy good framerate out of the deal.. Just remember, pound for pound, dollar for dollar, your cpu is going to count for more than you GPU with UDK(assuming your baseline is pretty decent). Ram and CPU should be your priorities while still going for a decent GPU of course.

    Personally I am holding out for AMD's new Trinity cores that should be coming ou

    t anytime now. Pretty amazing tech, the first high powered laptop APU's which is a tech I couldn't be more excited for
    I bought a Sager laptop a few years back, they use a standard motherboard just like in a desktop as well as the video card. The GPU and CPU were the same for my Sager and Desktop, except my desktop had SLI and was overclocked and liquid cooled. I had no problem running high frame rates or developing on the Sager, granted I think I paid almost $4K for it. My only complaint and I still have it is that running on battery only lasted about 20 minutes max when gaming. It was great when I had to travel for work. I took my work computer and my Sager and could still develop at the hotel or better yet near the pool..... But I got distracted a lot there.

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    Originally posted by ironbelly View Post
    then I see zero reason to buying a desktop, for any application anymore.
    Being able to install 2 monitors is the reason for me to buy a workstation.

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    Originally posted by Linkinworm View Post
    you should never get a laptop to develop anything on really, running these programs uses alot of cpu power, and laptops usualy use low power cpus so performance of a laptop cpu isnt clock for clock on par with a desktop = even worse for development
    Unless of course you don't feel like being tied to a desk like a 20th century techno-slave. Honestly if you can get a decent framerate on a laptop(which you **** well can and for a spell less than $1500.00) then I see zero reason to buying a desktop, for any application anymore.

    $1800.00 seems crazy steep for me, although if you have the money why not I suppose you'll get a crazy good framerate out of the deal.. Just remember, pound for pound, dollar for dollar, your cpu is going to count for more than you GPU with UDK(assuming your baseline is pretty decent). Ram and CPU should be your priorities while still going for a decent GPU of course.

    Personally I am holding out for AMD's new Trinity cores that should be coming out anytime now. Pretty amazing tech, the first high powered laptop APU's which is a tech I couldn't be more excited for

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    would hp envy 15 run udk


    cpu: 2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
    graphics card: 1GB dedicated graphics ati hd mobility radeon 5830 m
    os: windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
    RAM: 4GB RAM
    HDD: 500 HDD

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    I got my laptop for this stuff here www.originpc.com and its awesome! here is the set up.

    EON17 platform with Intel Core i7 and 1920 x 1080 Full HD 17.3" LED Backlit Glossy Screen
    1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
    Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Hex-Core Processor (12MB L3 Cache)
    12GB Triple-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 3 X 4GB
    RAID 5 : For performance and fault tolerance (3 identical drives needed)
    Hard Drive One: 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Two: 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Three: 500GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive

    And it is a Desktop processor in there, so you can have the same power in a moble version and its not to heavy. but 1500 wont gwt one of these. ASUS is a good one to get.

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    I spent less than $1,000 on i7 920 system about 2 years ago. Without the monitors of course. Recently upgraded the graphic card to GTX 560Ti for $210. Its lightmass calculation is about 10% faster than the Asus G73SW-3DE which cost me $2,000. Game play performance... G73SW runs about 10fps lower than my 2 year old desktop with upgraded graphic card.

    Yea there are laptops that runs UDK well. But desktops that costs half the price will run much much faster and more stable. Reason I got the laptop was for going into meetings, otherwise it clearly would've been money down the toilet. Don't get a laptop unless you really have to or have extra money to waste.

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    I've got an older ASUS G51VX, C2D, 4GB ram, 7200rpm HDD and nVidia 260m, but it handles rather well. I only have the UDK editor running for half an hour to an hour average, though, as I spend most of my time programming with it. It handles UDK impressively IMO, I've built all my own desktops for the last ten years and my G51 handles UDK just as well as my aging desktop, which is slightly better in specs (as it should be, it's a desktop.) Desktop specs: Phenom II X3 710, 4gb ddr2, and an ATI 4870. Processors aside, the 4870 should out-step the 260m rather easy, but my laptop gets around 10fps higher in PIE. =/ I can only assume UDK just does better on nVidia cards, and this wouldn't be a bad thing to remember if you're interested in Apex...

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  • replied
    Originally posted by Chay Hawk View Post
    I have an hp intel i5 running windows 7
    4 gigs of ram
    3.80 gigs of disc space and mine was 600 bucks. And it runs udk flawlessly.
    3.8 gigs? Not 380 gigs?

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    I have an hp intel i5 running windows 7
    4 gigs of ram
    3.80 gigs of disc space and mine was 600 bucks. And it runs udk flawlessly.

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    you should never get a laptop to develop anything on really, running these programs uses alot of cpu power, and laptops usualy use low power cpus so performance of a laptop cpu isnt clock for clock on par with a desktop = even worse for development

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    Originally posted by fixitchris View Post
    How about ASUS G74SX-A1.

    Between ASUS and Dell, I'd rather get the ASUS. Cheaper and newer.
    I just bought that. Actually 3DE version. It may be that I got a lemon but I can't run UDK for more than 3 hours. Display gets corrupted and crashes. I've even underclocked the graphic card and bought a laptop cooler. Even when it's working fine within that 3 hours, it performs slower than a desktop I bought 2 years ago at half the price.

    Based on my experience, I don't recommend ANY laptops.

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    I'll jump in since I'm looking for something similar. More like UDK+Modeling laptop. Dont need anything that great. I wouldn't go over 1400$ (dollars).
    From 1200 to 1400 dollars.

    My Home PC:
    AMD x3 2.8 Ghz
    Radeon HD 4890 1Gb
    4Gb RAM

    Now, how much would cost laptop with same power? Tho I can use even weaker.

    BTW heating is also key factor.

    I dont want to steal this topic. I just noticed fixitchris is asking for similar thing .

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  • replied
    What's you Sager setup?

    I really won't be trying to play games, so I'm thinking that even a $1200 laptop might work ?

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    Asus or Sager .......Sagers are nice - got one myself and thats what I dev on.

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  • replied
    How about ASUS G74SX-A1.

    Between ASUS and Dell, I'd rather get the ASUS. Cheaper and newer.

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