[Sidefx-houdini-list] OT: 13inch laptop for occasional noodling in Houdini...

Rasmus Brinkløv pingo1 at mac.com
Fri Jul 14 16:05:07 EDT 2017


It sounds borderline. If you need to ask you're not confident yourself that it's the right choice :)

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> On 14 Jul 2017, at 21.50, Robert Okker <robert.okker at darlings-post.com> wrote:
> 
> I don't know if you have a proper workstation and a good internet
> connection, but if you have i would definitely recommend Teamviewer.
> 
> I use it all the time and it has saved my family life ;)
> 
> I can still go home every day and eat and play with the kids and when they
> go to bed i open my little dell xps13, login and finish what's still
> waiting for me.
> 
> And that's 30 kilometers away, i sometimes even do the finishing with
> nukestudio, and it all goes realtime.
> But a proper internet connection is a must.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Robert Okker
> Owner/Head of VFX
> Darlings Post productions
> Tel: + 31(0)20 - 6221900
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 9:40 PM, François Duchesneau <houdini at trinix.ca>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Dan,
>> 
>> I'm looking at just the CPU and you'd get 5242 on cpu benchmarks.
>> 
>> http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-7500U+
>> %40+2.70GHz&id=2863
>> 
>> This is a bit stronger than my old MSI laptop with an i5 that I bought in
>> 2011. It's enough to do any sort of production like you said but I'm pretty
>> sure it will work for testing features or learning, that kind of thing. My
>> current laptop has an i7-5700hq and I've done a few jobs with it without
>> having any complains.
>> 
>> Personnally I wouldn't buy any computer with a U processor and would stick
>> to higher processor like hq was back when I bought mine. I'm not sure how
>> they're called now. 8GB of ram is such a limitation too whereas 16GB allows
>> you to do a lot more.
>> 
>> Just make sure you're not expecting to do any heavy calculation.
>> 
>> Francois
>> 
>> 
>>> On 07/14/2017 03:24 PM, Dan Yargici wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello good folk of the Houdini list.
>>> 
>>> I've been waiting for the new HP Envy range of 13inch laptops to arrive
>>> since the announcement in May so I can finally replace my current,
>>> ancient,
>>> (2006 - eeek!) machine.
>>> 
>>> The new Envy range seemed to have all the boxes ticked for my needs, with
>>> modern ports (no Thunderbolt 3 though), dedicated graphics (the new Nvidia
>>> MX150 with 2gb of vram), fingerprint reader, webcam in the correct place
>>> (looking at you, Dell) etc.  However, since it's release I've been told to
>>> my amazement that HP have no plans for a 16gb model, only 8gb.
>>> 
>>> Now, the machine will mostly be for casual use, but I may want to
>>> occasionally do some noodling in Houdini at home so I just thought I'd do
>>> a
>>> quick poll here to gauge people's opinions.  Obviously the kind of Houdini
>>> work I'd be doing would be pretty lightweight geometry experiments and
>>> simple sims due to the obvious constraints also thrown up by using a
>>> mobile
>>> CPU.
>>> 
>>> So what do you think?  I'm not going to be able to wait for the inevitable
>>> follow up version and like I say it's got pretty much every other box
>>> ticked.  Aside from the RAM issue, for this price no other machine comes
>>> close in the 13inch segment imo.
>>> 
>>> Here are the specs:
>>> 
>>> http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=2GE75EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB
>>> 
>>> Thanks.
>>> 
>>> Dan.
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