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

Olivier Jeannel facialdeluxe at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 04:49:49 EDT 2017


I'm working houdini on a 16'  laptop in HD and I need some glasses to read
my vex.
I personnaly wouldn't go on 13'.

Would be curious to try Houdini on a surface pro though :)

2017-07-15 2:34 GMT+02:00 Matt Estela <matt.estela at gmail.com>:

> Based on your needs, should be fine.
>
> As a comparison I've been using a surface pro 4 as my noodly machine, been
> great. Not gonna do mega flip sims on it, but that's never been my bag
> anyway.
>
>
>
> On Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at 8:56 am, Rasmus Brinkløv <pingo1 at mac.com> wrote:
>
> > It sounds borderline. If you need to ask you're not confident yourself
> > that it's the right choice :)
> >
> > P
> >
> > > 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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