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I was looking into a new laptop and wanted to see what the desired parameters are for optimum use in CA.  I work with pretty big files (100+MB) and now it lags quite a bit.  As well I am wondering if there are video cards that allow showing more than 8 lights at a time. 
Thanks in advance
melissa

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There are gaming laptops that have desktop CPUs like i7 7700K. With most of those you won't have to deal with Optimus which I find an advantage especially with multiple monitors. I often run my 6700k with main screen, a 24" off display port, TV off HDMI, and a 15" DisplayLink off a USB with no issue. The older machine can get fussy if I use for DisplayPort. These machines are about 8-1/2 lbs and only get 2 hours on battery. Note that some no longer have easily swappable batteries. 

 

Don't know about more lights on the GPU but haven't noticed a need. Raytrace runs off the CPU and will use all the lights that are on, so more likely need to turn some off. 

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