Are you looking for the best laptop for Blender for 3D
if your answer is yes, please keep reading.
- Blender a brief history
- Laptop Hardware requirements for Blender
- Best laptops for Blender
Blender a brief history
Blender was originally created by a dutch animation studio company named NeoGeo as an
The current version is blender 2.81 released on November 2019. Over the last 21 years since the release in 1998, the blender has become a potent open-source tool for 3d modeling and rendering among game developers and animators. Blender can do rendering, modeling, sculpting, animation and Rigging, VFX, simulation, video editing and many more. And the best part is all of these is completely free and opensource. All you need is a powerful laptop that can run Blender.
Laptop Hardware requirements for Blender
Please check the Tabs for Minimal, recommended and Optimal hardware requirements.
32 GB RAM
Full HD displays
Three button mouse and pen+tablet
Graphics card with +12 GB RAM
32-bits will be dropped per 2.81
4 GB RAM
Mouse, trackpad or pen+tablet
Graphics card with 1 GB RAM, OpenGL 3.3
16 GB RAM
Full HD display
Three button mouse or pen+tablet
Graphics card with 4 GB RAM
If you are thinking of just getting blender running on your laptop the minimum recommended specification might work but it wouldn’t be a pleasant experience as 3d modelling and rendering can give a huge hit to the
The good thing about blnder is that as you don#’t pay a single cent towards the cost of the softrware, you can actually spend you r hard earned money on a good laptop to get the most out of Blender.
Blender needs a powerful CPU with at least 4 cores and for best performance, it is recommended to have an n eight-core 64BIT processor
So will be considering i5,i7 and i9 processors here.
GPU can dramatically help with the performance during the rendering process when using Blender. If you have a supported Graphics card, it can give faster rendering compared to rendering utilizing the CPU. The following 2 Different technologies(source) support rendering using the Graphics card.
- Nvidia CUDA
- AMD OpenGL
Examples of Graphics card that supports CUDA /Open GL :
- Nvidia MX150 – have CUDA technology
- Intel® UHD Graphics 620- Supports Open GL 4.5
Best laptops for Blender
This Vivobook have Nvidia Geforce MX150 which have Nvidia CUDA technology . So this graphics card can be used for rendering using the Graphics card , which is way more faster than CPU rendering,
This laptop comes with 8GB RAM which is very good amount of RAM for Blender
The 512 GB SSD card will make sure that your laptop will work smoothly duing the startup and while using Blender.
Dell always made laptops that are very well designed powerful and easily upgradeable. And XPS line of laptops are famous for durability and power.
- Dell XPS 13 9380 Platinum silver, with black Carbon Fiber
- 13. 3-Inch 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) Infinity Edge touch Display
- 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8565u Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4. 6 GHz, 4 Cores)
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
- 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 256 GB M. 2 [PCIe] NVMe (SSD)
The shell of the Laptop is made from metal and it feels really sturdy in hands and the back is made with carbon fiber, which makes it really durable and long-lasting. And laptops weighs only 3.2 pounds, which makes it extremely portable.
The display the beautiful crisp 4k infinity edge display with a maximum resolution of 3840×2160 is a beauty to look at. I would say it is one of the most beautiful screens on laptop ,even better than that of macbook pro.
The 8th gen i7 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads with a maximum turbo frequency of 4.6GHz (source)combined with intel UHD 620 (recommended for blender) makes it working with blender a bliss.
It comes with the latest 256GBm.2 SSD which is faster than the traditional SATA SSD, so all the continuous reading writing to the hard drive works really fast without lagging. Just see the reports from Crystal disk benchmark to get an
You can clearly see that the read-write speeds are almost 3 times faster for an m.2 Nvme SSD compared to a normal SSD.
So this is a laptop that is portable and at the same time powerful when you want to wrok with Blender.
- 15.6″ 5mm Thin Bezel FHD 144Hz Pantone X-Rite 1920×1080 IPS anti-glare display LCD
- Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz-4.1GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB Max Q Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
- 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory (upgrade up to 32GB)
- 512GB M.2 NVME PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD
- 10hrs Long Battery Life
- Gigabyte Fusion Per Key RGB Keyboard
- Dolby ATMOS Gaming Thunderbolt3
Gigabyte is a taiwanese Technology giant started with manufacturing of high quality motherboards for PC. And later they moved in to building high end laptops.
Aero series of laptops from Gigabyte among their best. This particular laptop has the latest 8th generation intel core i7 processor which has got 6 cores and 12 threads,9MB of cache and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.1Ghz.
Nvidia GTX1070 graphics card on this laptop makes the rendering on Blender reallty fast and easy. Since it supports Nvidia CUDA, the GPU rendering with this laptop is much faster than rendering with only CPU.
And to add to the very powerful graphics card, the 512GB m.2Nvme SSD makes reading and writing to the hard drives really fast and easy. the 16GB RAM pre-installed with this laptop can be upgraded up to 32GB at a later stage if you require more in the future.
And this laptop comes with a thunder bolt 3 interface and USB 3 ports,which makes it easier and faster for you to transfer the big files to and external hard drive for backup as your work library files grows.
All these make it one of the best laptops for 3d modeling and rendering with Blender.
I could say , I left the best laptop for the last. This is a beast of a laptop which makes an awesome machine for you for your 3d modeling and rendering works.
- Display: 17. 3″ 144Hz 3ms 5. 2mm 4-sided razor
–thin Bezel gaming Laptop FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 8G Max-Q GDDR6 w/New Ray Tracing Technology
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H 2. 2 – 4. 1GHz
- Memory: 32GB (16G*2) DDR4 2666MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 32GB
- Storage: 512GB NV Me SSD
- Cooling: 3 fans, up to 47 blades each, 7 copper heat pipes, 4 exhausts
This is a laptop made especially for high-end gamer’s, so it makes a good candidate for your high-end 3d modeling and rendering works.
This MSI laptop comes ith the 8th generation i7 processor and when you combine it with RTX2080 graphics card , it makes working with resource hungry rendering application a piece of cake.
This laptop comes with 2 slots filled with 16GB RAM DDR4 RAM (2666MHz)each which makes it combined memory of 32GB . So you can forget about upgrading your RAM for another couple of years atleast
And the laptop comes with 512GB nvMe SSD, so it is quite a good amount of fast onboard storage and is much faster than a normal HDD or even a SATA SSD.
As you can expect a powerful laptop like this genrates a lot of heat when you are working with resource hungery softwares like blender which can make the GPUand CPU run at it fasteest speed for a long amount of time . If this heat is not removed at a faster speed than it is generated , it can end up making the performance sluggish and even can damage the componets.
Keeping this in mind MSI has got
Asus ROG Zephyrus is a Slim yet powerful gaming laptop which makes it a very good candiate when working with blender.
- 15.6” Full HD 144Hz IPS Type Display, 3ms response time with slim 6.5mm Bezel
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
- 8Th generation Intel Core i7 8750H (up to 3.9GHz) processor
- 0.62” thin, 4.6 lbs | ultraportable military-grade magnesium alloy body gaming laptop with premium cover CNC milled from Solid aluminum
- 16GB 2666Hz DDR4 | 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Upgraded 12V fans and anti-dust tunnels to preserve cooling performance and system stability
- Customizable 4 zone ASUS Aura RGB Gaming Keyboard
This laptop comes with a beautiful 15.6 inch full HD display. The body is CNC(computer Numerical Controlled) milled military grader unibody, which makes it highly durable and sturdy.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 memory helps with the GPU processing while using
GPUs can operate faster and more cost-efficiently than CPUs in a range of increasingly important sectorsNvidia Blog
The 8th Gen core i7 from intel coffee-lake series is a powerful processor with 6 cores,12 threads, and 9MB smart cache(source).
16GB 2666Hz DDR4 RAm combined with the fast m.2 NVMe SSD gives the system a faster boot time,better response and faster rendering while using high IO software’s like Blender.
The laptop features a new generation cooling technology which adapts based on the GPU and CPU. And also there are dust tunnels built in so that it can channel dust particles out of the system without making it clog and slow down the laptop.
all these feaures makes it my favourite laptop when working with Blender if your budget allows it.
Since Blender is a free software , you will get a bit more budget than can actually goes in to hardware. Any of the above laptop can do a good job working with Blender, select a one that matches with your budget.
Good luck and let us know if you have any questions in the comments.