Just curious what other working professionals are currently using for their personal computer these days? I’d like to get something I can occasionally bring work home on now and then that will efficiently run some of the common programs such as Autocad, SketchUp, Adobe Suite and possibly Revit in the future. Are desktops still my best option? Does anyone have any recommendations?
I have one computer, a powerful HP desktop work station I bought from my employer for $50.00 about six months ago. I run Sketchup, GIS, AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Cloud on it. No tablets, but purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a few weeks ago as an alternative. Very impressed, but I don’t use it for graphics.
off the rack HP desktop from Staples 2.5 years old cost about $700 at the time. I use it for my home office, but is no different than what I would have if I did not have an office in my home. Unless you are using some heavy graphics programs (gaming), the basic PCs are quite powerful for almost anything a normal person would use a home computer for. … my opinion.
I think it is an AMD processor, 8GB RAM and a TB hard drive. It seems to have a decent graphics card, but nothing special.