My Revit Laptop – Balancing Performance, Portability, and Price

For more tips, tricks, and tutorials on all things Revit and BIM: http://www.TheRevitKid.com

Here are some links to all of the hardware and software I use:

My Main Revit Laptop (Origin EVO16S) – https://www.originpc.com/?aid=782587%
My “Ultra Mobile” Revit Laptop (Gigabyte Aero 14) – https://amzn.to/2Pxc10n
How I Record My Tutorials (Camtasia Studio) – https://techsmith.z6rjha.net/zVvgW
My Microphone (Blue Yeti USB) – https://amzn.to/3992DYy
My Studio Headphones (Sennheiser HD 600) – https://amzn.to/2PxTFwj
My Camera for Videos and Images (Canon EOS 80D) – https://amzn.to/32zbpg5
The Lens I use for these videos (50mm) – https://amzn.to/3cvIE8D
My Webcam for Webinars (Logitech C922X) – https://amzn.to/2wP3AHf
My Favorite Sketchbook (“Blank” by 30×40) – https://amzn.to/32yAffZ
My Favorite Sketching Pens (Sharpie “Fine”) – https://amzn.to/3c8r8qO
Greatest Sketching Marker of All Time (Sign Pen) – https://amzn.to/3ceAukN

** Some of the above links are affiliate links, meaning you don’t pay anything more but I may get a small commission for a sale… Cheers! **

33 Comments

  1. vicarioustube on December 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you so very much for introduction in detail. I got your course a while ago. But work is fast so haven’t spend many hours on it but I am learning. I have to save a bit more $ to finally get a Laptop again. My last one was a HP and then nothing for the past 8 years. Meanwhile I have a new home built PC (by my other half ) who works in the 3D geology industry made from three defunct office PCs. Now I finally have 32GBof RAM before in 8 so I feel like in heaven. I have Twinnmotion (which I discovered the other day is free) but I see it takes 80% of my CPU if I am correct. I also use Kerkythea for SK. I have a lot to learn I am OVER 60 🙂 I am self thought I work in Revit 3D max Sketchup. I only do concepts, the volumes, the look but many up to 60 storey etc only with lobbies and maybe outdoor top floors etc. I am now learning rendering with some difficulty WHAT is the best graphic card you suggest. Your GB file clip looks out of this world. Man I wish I was young again:-).



  2. Joshua Stewart on December 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Jeff, do you have any history with Razer and it handles Revit and compares to Origin?



  3. John Kariyannis on December 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you, will you be doing a desktop review?



  4. Irene Morton Banks on December 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    super helpful, thanks Jeff



  5. Thaw Oo Naung on December 19, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Could you please provide the model & series number. Thanks much



  6. Waleed Alghussein on December 19, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I’m looking to buy a laptop for architecture. And I have a question, does the 4K screen display affect the program applications? Such as Revit, SketchUp Pro, IRender and AutoCAD



  7. Mahmoud Charif on December 19, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Amazing! I’ve been doing a research for months and never came across this laptop!



  8. Andrea Mast on December 19, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Great video as always, thanks! I use Revit (2 versions), Adobe Suite and am now adding Enscape and Twinmotion to my workflow, so am looking to switch to a more appropriate setup than the old bootcamped macbook pro I have (it’s what I had!). I was also looking into a Razer when I came across this video, but now am also interested in Origin. I prefer a 15", but am not the most savvy with computer specs. The Corsair MP600 is not an option for OS Drive on the EVO15-S right now. What would you choose instead if you were me? Or whoever else reads this please chime in!



  9. Henk Maccoy on December 19, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Man, you voice is like Matthew Macconacy)))))



  10. Revit MEP on December 19, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you. I loved that you went into detail. This video was very helpful!! In addition to using this computer to run Revit MEP, I will also use it to run my SkyTrak golf simulator.



  11. Kelvin Clarke on December 19, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    The power supply is impressive given the power you have there.



  12. Don Dimster on December 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Jeff, great video, very interesting. I’ve been watching your videos for a while, and they are always great. This video about the hardware is interesting and leads me to a few questions. If the Origin laptop is your main laptop and has the best weight to power to cost ratio, I was curious to see the Gigabyte 14 as the portable laptop. Is that still the case that you run those two? Then my next question is about your desktop, what is is? Or has the Origin laptop taken it’s place. I’m curious if you have a three computer setup (desktop and two laptops) or just a two computer setup (either a desktop and the Origin, or the Origin and the Gigabyte)? Then I was wondering you mentioned that you have many clients that necessitate you to have multiple versions of Revit. Does this mean that all those families are also all the different versions of Revit? I’m curious about the family management and creation and update process, and where all those families are kept, the main OS hard drive? Related to the various versions of Revit question, are you on a permanent license or subscription? I ask because I believe with a permanent you can have it on two machines (which is partly why I ask about the number of machines you are running).



  13. Nada Majdy on December 19, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks you for this video



  14. Universal Engineering on December 19, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    How much it cost? Where can I buy it…?



  15. Erwin Meulman on December 19, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Raid1 to preventing data lost !



  16. Eran E on December 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Hello , i would like to get your advise before i purchase a new leptop becausei dont have the experience
    Do you think this leptop will support ravit software smoothly?
    MSI GF75 10SCXR-258IL
    The apecs are so
     MSI בעל מסך 17.3 אינטש ברזולוצית FHD, מעבד Intel® Core™ i7-10750H 2.60GHz – 5.00GHz, זיכרון פנימי בנפח 32GB, כונן קשיח בנפח 1TB, כונן SSD בנפח 512GB, מאיץ גרפי NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB, מקלדת מלאה ומוארת, כולל מערכת הפעלה
    The specs in hebrew beacuse i dont know how to translate them,
    Thanx alot for your support



  17. lgkarlstad on December 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Hi, thanks for an excellent channel from Norway, Oslo!
    Have been building PC for the last 15 years but moved over to MAC HW for all other then my Revit work for about 10 years ago.
    Question: Would it be buying my self a lot off trouble moving my Revit over to Mac and parallels ? I would love to scrap my PC but if it means constant/daily hazzle with Revit/Paralells I guess Ill be better off by keeping my custom build PC. Your opinion – do you know architects, not techies, beeing happy running Revit / Twin motion on f.ex MacBook Pro 16, 32G, 5500-8Gb ?



  18. ANNIHILATOR on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    thamk you .. I would like to ask how loud is the fan? is it too loud for such powerful laptop?



  19. Robin Deurloo on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    I noticed the recommended GPU had changed as well when I did a post on LinkedIn a while ago about workstation hardware.
    I looked it up and it seems that after Revit 2018 they changed it to just needing DirectX11 instead of OpenGL. There is still a list of Autodesk certified GPU’s that are all still Quadro’s or equivalent from AMD.



  20. Eric Barritt on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Does your gaming graphics card operate on AutoCAD as well? I work more on the construction doc side & and have to work back & forth between CAD details & Revit details, & converting BIM model plans to AutoCAD files.



  21. chrisose on December 19, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I switched to HP ZBook a couple of years ago and am very glad I did. I went for the full workstation setup with Xeon CPU and Quadro GPU. My base was 16gb RAM, 500gb ssd and 1tb spin drive. My normal workflow is in Inventor and AutoCad but I’ve had Revit on my machine for a couple of years because project files kept coming in Revit and I am a stickler for getting the most accurate info I can.
    I recently picked up a project where I am producing shop and construction docs for a contractor based on Revit models. To give you an idea of the scope of the project the base project file is 350mb with links to 4 other files of roughly the same size. To prepare I my ZBook I bumped the RAM up to 64gb and swapped the 1tb spin drive for a 2tb ssd to get my project files off the C-drive.

    I figure I can easily get a couple more years out of this system but when it is time to upgrade I’ll likely go straight for the Zbook again.



  22. Kim Salinas on December 19, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    great vid. very informative. thank you.



  23. Feroz Pasha on December 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Nvidia 1650 good for revit?



  24. Talented_TENNth on December 19, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    What are your thoughts on the mobile Quadro 5000 (16gb) vs the 2080 Super Max Q? I have been considering getting an NVidia studio laptop (the razer blade studio). I plan to use the laptop to run my architecture practice (Revit, Enscape, Lumion, and VR). You said that the Quadro cards aren’t good for the rendering software, would the 8gb 2080 Super Max Q outperform the mobile16gb Quadro 5000?



  25. Alejaisgood on December 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Revitkid, I am about to purchase the same laptop but sort of confuse with the color reference on their website, maybe looks different in person , what color is yours ? thanks 🙂



  26. X and B on December 19, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Rtx 2080 and Intel i7 10 th Gen or better ram 32gb



  27. Ricardo Gallegos Rdz on December 19, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Im start with Twinmotion, i really hope that soon you help us with your work, thank you!



  28. Aussie BIM Guru on December 19, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Thought I’d check what camera you use? The clarity/blur is great!

    I’ve been using a mobile workstation with Quaddro P5200 since January, so far it’s been great (and works well with gaming and Twinmotion also).

    I’ve used the 1080 in the past on my previous machine and noticed a considerable increase in performance when using CAD software when using the Quaddro, so to me it felt like a worthwhile investment. I know what you mean RE the gaming cards being more expensive though – my current machine wasn’t cheap by any means.

    Also I agree RE power/portability, my laptop is a bit of a brick (WT758SM) and I find myself avoiding take it out where possible.



  29. Sebastián Frerk on December 19, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Quadro T1000 or RTX 2080 (for laptop)?



  30. Giuseppe Nativo on December 19, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks a lot. It has been extremely useful for me just now. I have to buy some serious stuff and i was wandering (i love Thinkpad).
    I wonder if Origins uses a platform to permit that configurations. You know, like the Clevo platform.
    At this point I’m very curious about the home machine you use to work first and play, later. I’m sure it’s a great configuration and today i hope it’s an AMD machine.
    Watch you soon. Bye



  31. Paul Tamio on December 19, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Is it okay to use integrated GPU for autocad plant3d?



  32. rishabh verma on December 19, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thank u so much for sharing that details of urs, done subscribing, also can u sharee how you colloborate with the planning team of urs?



  33. superjfbm on December 19, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    i want the same spec as your laptop, although would want the normal dark grey color of the shell. question is: does the company deliver outside the US