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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for an affordable yet powerful laptop for an architect/home designer for him to use for work.

- the budget is 1,000$~1,500$

- gonna use software like Revit, SketchUp, 3D Studio Max , ARC+9 etc.

- SSD is a must

- well built and powerful laptop(16GB, GTX 1060~1070, i7)


thank you for your help :)



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