Computers for Industrial Designers – Mac, Windows, Programs, Graphics Cards and more!

Computers for Industrial Designers – Mac, Windows, Programs, Graphics Cards and more!

Everything you need to know about computers for Industrial Designers.

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The New Ipad Pro:
Dell Precision Laptop:
Lenovo Workstation Laptops:
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition:
Razer Blade 15

Graphics Cards:
Quadro P4000:
Quadro RTX 4000:
Quadro RTX 5000:
RTX 2080 Ti:

Built Computers at your Budget:
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  1. Nisarg Dodia on December 5, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Can I be a industrial designer with bachelor in automobile design

  2. Junior on December 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Hi Jimmy! Perfect timing, just got an iMac 🖥(used through eBay), and working really hard on my portfolio. Question: what’d be the right platform for ID to have the portfolio living in? Behance? ArtStation? Core77? Adobe Portfolio (free with any app subscription)? Thanks!!!!! ✌️

  3. igna cio on December 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

    what about android tablets and graphic tablets?

  4. Denracer on December 5, 2021 at 11:28 am

    If you buying a Prebuild Laptop / or Building a PC. Please buy one with as many cores as possible with the budget you have. Going with Ryzen with 6 cores or more is recommended. Solidworks is a Single-core software, where it uses the number 1 core, While Keyshot and Blender uses ALL your cores, and some GPU rendering. The more cores the better.

  5. Advait Pathak on December 5, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Watching this after RTX 30 series be like 😂

  6. Muhsin Raziey on December 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

    I think with AMD processor and Radeon Gpu is the perfect combination .

  7. Theodoros Eleftheriou on December 5, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Much awaited video! Thanks

  8. Enjay G on December 5, 2021 at 11:35 am

    What do you guys think of hp omen 15?

  9. Saneen Swalih on December 5, 2021 at 11:37 am

    I’m a first year industrial design student from india, i have decided to buy a good laptop for my studies and i’m confused🙁, somebody pls help me out🙏🏻..

  10. Mystic Edge on December 5, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I’m an industrial designer, just looking for a new laptop. Should I get the razer blade stealth or razer blade 15 with rtx 3060?

  11. Sachin S Arkasali on December 5, 2021 at 11:42 am

    HP Z book .. for industrial design it’s always recommended use Nvidia Quadro P series graphics cards … GTX is only for gaming

  12. Adrian on December 5, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Hey jimmy, I have a surface pro 7 i7 with 16 gb of ram. No gpu. Wanted to build a desktop, but not sure if I want to sink money into it. Possible that a desktop would benefit me? Was thinking of going with a 580 GPU and a ryzen 5 to cut down on cost.
    I’m not 100$ confident with the sp7, as when I use fusion 360 and get into moderate sized assemblies, the computer gets hot and the fan kicks on. When I go to render in fusion (nevermind trying to render in keyshot), the computer has a tendency to get a little jumpy at times.

  13. darkdroide on December 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    maybe i’m missing something, keyshot is cpu based, why did you spend so much on a 2080ti that you are not going to use ? at this point use some gpu render engine like octane or something that uses both cpu and gpu like vray or cycles

  14. Lespaulx on December 5, 2021 at 11:48 am


  15. Luke Frahn on December 5, 2021 at 11:49 am

    real **cough** hack?

  16. Seumus Maclean on December 5, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Brainwashed by apple

  17. Nicole Gildea on December 5, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Wow, I was just thinking about this topic! I also have a 2014 MacBook and still use it today, but I’m looking to get a new laptop this year. BTW, I used SolidWorks for MechE but switched to Rhino for Product Design because it handles curves and complex shapes better (Rhino also runs on Mac!)

  18. Fathi Sf on December 5, 2021 at 11:56 am

    I am really interested in designing cars, and i have that skill of sketching cars, but I did not get a chance to study in this field, because it is not available in my country, nor can I afford to study abroad, let alone university fees, but it still ains just a dream or a beautiful hobby

  19. momoxh on December 5, 2021 at 11:58 am

    hey jimmy, very helpful vid, i’m not industrial designer but a business owner, now we are hiring industrial designers and are purchasing Pcs, do ID works depend more on CPU or graphic card? or other stuff? which components should I focus on?

  20. 99CrazyCam on December 5, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Outdated info btw, get an iPad for drawing and 3d modelling with Shapr3D and an M1 Mac for all the rest. Don’t waste your time with Windows, it’s ancient technology today

  21. J N on December 5, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I am a product design student. I have a problem. I use a MacBook pro 13-inch 2015. I tried to use Fusion 360 to make some complicated patterns and crashed 7 times. Recently, I wanted to change my laptop to see ray tracing related information. Want to buy Lenovo legion 7 or other laptops with Rtx discrete graphics, do you know that Fusion 360 supports ray tracing? Can rendering use ray tracing?

  22. Nicole Gildea on December 5, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Tip: If your school has a remote desktop option, you can install it on your Mac to access the Windows computers at school in order to run programs like SolidWorks on your Mac. Not the best but still gets the job done!

  23. design by nadeem on December 5, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for the video! I’m building my first PC for design; I’ve always used a Macbook pro before this & I can’t wait

  24. Owen Strange on December 5, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    r.i.p rtx 2080ti

  25. Marcos S on December 5, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Jimmy, thank you for your videos, specially the world of knowledge passed on to us :). "Becoming an Industrial design without school" got my attention some time ago, and keep watching a few more here ans there. That has been my dream job for ever, Industrial Designer. Recently semi-retired after working as a graphic designer and later on product and food photographer for the last year or so, also experimented a bit with 3D modeling and rendering, back then was Lightwave 3D and nowadays use Fusion 360 for light personal projects. Would like to take on the challenge of becoming an industrial designer without going to school, can’t afford it. Have a question if it is not too much to ask, do you have a logical sequence of videos or sort a step by step to follow? I’m just an old guy who wants to learn something new and every time I go somewhere and look at a product, my mind goes into the "re-design it better mode".

  26. Kieran B on December 5, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    I had a mainly CAD course I just finished and going into my first job, you really want 4K for rendering and looking at edges on software such as creo, I used a old pc from 2012 that has a 8350 16gb of ram and a rx 570 8gb upgrade. Did more than exceed what I needed. And play league of legends which is an essential for university. Also 4K is great to watch Netflix on with girlfriend.

  27. Batrishia on December 5, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    This is random and out of topic but i like your skin. ✨🤍

  28. Muhsin Raziey on December 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    What about microsoft surfacebook 3 ? it have drawing capabilities as well as rendering ?

  29. Danny Joseph on December 5, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t know why anyone would waste money on a Mac

  30. amanda mcintosh on December 5, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    hi, can you make a video on exercises that you can do to improve your design skills?

  31. Adrian on December 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Where ya moving to? New city?

  32. Zef on December 5, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    For anyone without a pc. You can flash gentoo linux on a ps4 and use blender (depending on firmware)

  33. Orion Blue on December 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for information! Btw what’s with moustache one side being lighter than the other 😅

  34. JA on December 5, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    How did you manage to pay for these softwares especially when you were a student?? 3 to 4 software packages would of course cost not less than 300 dollar a month.

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