Laptop minimum requirements for DS and PS11?

I might have a chance to get a laptop soon. Hopefully I'm right. I do want a laptop as desktop isn't being considered.

I'm getting it for another reason which states its minimum requirements are processor 1.2Ghz or faster, 4 GB of Ram or more, video resolution of 1024x768 or better, actual mouse is recommended, speakers and microphone needed (headphones cool in case needed), web camera, and Windows 10.

I'm gathering I would need a WiFi adapter built on that can do 5g WiFi not just 2.6g version.

I assume that their minimum requirements won't be enough for DS or PS11.

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  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    Forgot to clarify PS in this context means Poser not Photoshop. Maybe I should also look up Blender requirements?
  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 2,259

    For DS min 16GB RAM and min 6GB VRAM on Nvidia GPU

  • DafaDafa Posts: 88

    Oh boy... those requirements you said are like the absolute bare minimum to run DAZ with one character or even a few objects for other 3D programs. Are you planning to use the laptop for solely 3D work? If so, you should not go to minimum specs. It will be very painful to deal with. But if you insist,

    Here it says you need at least 2 GB RAM minimum, 1 GB storage (to download app), and other stuff; but it's outdated. And for blender, 64-bit CPU w/ 2Ghz 2 Core - 4 GB RAM - 
    1280×768 display - and a GPU with at least 1 GB of RAM that supports OpenGL 3.3. 

    Yes, you should look at other apps to get a good indication of what computer to buy. And because I need to stress this more, please do NOT buy a computer to satisfy minimum requirements. You will be very disappointed if you proceed with this. Instead, your minimum requirements should be the recommended requirements. To be honest (it's not like I haven't been), Blender's recommended requirements are good enough for all 3D apps. Just an FYI, if you plan to use the IRAY render, you must have an NVIDIA GPU card with CUDA 2.0+ cores. 

    I also encourage you to do some research about why these components are critical for computer graphics, like "why do I need a GPU" or something like that. 

  • DafaDafa Posts: 88
    edited June 10

    And to put into even more perspective, the minimum requirement for internet is a DSL internet connection (max 1.5Mbps). It is verrrrryyyy slowwwwww, it will take you minutes just to load up your email -  but it works because it's the minimum. The recommended would be cable internet, maybe 50 Mbps, 100, 200, 400. The optimal would be fiber internet (1-2 Gbps). 

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  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    Good news is I might get two thousand to get a new laptop. Bad news is probably not until August.
  • Dafa said:

    And to put into even more perspective, the minimum requirement for internet is a DSL internet connection (max 1.5Mbps). It is verrrrryyyy slowwwwww, it will take you minutes just to load up your email -  but it works because it's the minimum. The recommended would be cable internet, maybe 50 Mbps, 100, 200, 400. The optimal would be fiber internet (1-2 Gbps). 

    We have 12 Mbps up15 Mbps /down at work (14 full time employees, 3 part time) and it's more than adequate, even with multiple Zoom calls running simultaneously. If it's taking you minutes to upload/download email, you need to check for a PEBCAK or an Id-ten-T error.

  • jestmartjestmart Posts: 4,254

    Look on the bright side.  Maybe by August things will have changed and $2K will get you more machine than it will now.

  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    I'm getting closer to finding out if I will find out if I can get the funds.
  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    I fear my dreams don't come true. Not even the bizarre dreams I have at night.
  • PerttiAPerttiA Posts: 2,259

    How do you know that those dreams are not the real reality, making what you are experiencing now, just a dream?

  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    Are these specs okay?
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    480 x 854 - 102K
  • richardandtracyrichardandtracy Posts: 1,802

    It should work. Those specs are higher than my current desktop I use quite happily to render with DS. The 6Gb graphics card is the weakest point, and the same VRAM as mine ( which drops to CPU rendering on occasions with 2 characters, but often does 3 happily in GPU). Should be reasonable for a few years (provided DAZ doesn't drastically increase the minimum specs with DS5).

  • SfariahSfariah Posts: 23,075
    I forgot to check the vram of the GPU.
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