Laptop for Civil 3D (2024)

Top Best Civil 3D Laptop Recommendations

Civil 3D, is one of the most commonly used programs by large civil engineering firms. Here, we’ll look at the best laptops for Autodesk Civil 3D.

The program, is used for civil infrastructure projects, design more efficiently, optimized design and carry out feasibility studies. Depending on the project, Civil 3D requires different computer resources to run efficiently.

Small projects don’t require a powerful machine. However, as engineering projects become larger (as usual), you require more powerful laptops to handle the program.

We’ve come up with a criteria for choosing the best Civil 3D Laptop recommendations. First, is the processor. The recommended speed is 3GHz. This allows for an efficient workflow that ensures the program does not slow down when handling large projects.

An Intel core i7, or AMD Ryzen 7 can meet the recommended requirements for the processor. For 3D modelling, you require at least 16GB of RAM.

This is necessary for loading large datasets and point clouds faster. Speaking of the display, you require a 1080p screen with True Color. 4K Ultra HD may also be an added advantage.

At least 1GB of VRAM is required. This offsets some CIVIL 3D workload from the processor. This is especially true when 3D modelling. Most modern NVIDIA and AMD graphics card easily meet this requirement.

The storage type and capacity are also crucial. 6GB of free space is required after installation. I can recommend buying a laptop with an SSD and HDD. 256GB for the SSD should be the minimum. 1TB for the HDD should also be the minimum. This ensures that you have a speed and capacity at the same time.

You can also have a look at the best Laptops for MATLAB in addition to the Best Laptops for Solid Edge.

Best Laptops for Autodesk CIVIL 3D (2024):

Gigabyte AORUS 15 15.6 169 Thin Bezel QHD 2560x1440 165Hz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-13700H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution QHD 2560x1440
RAM 16GB DDR5
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports Power Delivery), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Mini DP 1.4, 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x RJ45, 1x Audio Combo Jack, 1x SD Card Reader, 1x DC In
Dimensions (L x W x H) ‎14.2 x 10.7 x 0.82 inches
Weight ‎4.96 pounds
Advantages Very good performance, Quality display
Disadvantages Heavy for some people

GIGABYTE AORUS 17X 17.3 Thin Bezel QHD 2560x1440 240Hz Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

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CPU Intel Core i9-13900HX
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU 12GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3"
Display Resolution QHD 2560x1440
RAM 16GB DDR5
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Window 11
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports Power Delivery), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Mini DP 1.4 (120Hz), 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A), 1x RJ45, 1x Audio Combo Jack, 1x DC In
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.6 x 11.5 x 0.86 inches
Weight ‎6.17 pounds
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages Pricy for some people

GIGABYTE G5 KF 15.6 FHD 1920x1080 144Hz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060

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CPU 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 512GB
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports Power Delivery), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Mini DP 1.4 (120Hz), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x RJ45, 1x Audio Combo Jack, 1x DC In
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.2 x 9.4 x 0.94 inches
Weight ‎4.39 pounds
Advantages Good entry laptop, Moderately priced
Disadvantages Storage space

Alienware m17 Gaming Laptop 2023 Newest, 17.3 360Hz Display, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Processor, AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT

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CPU AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
GPU AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
RAM 32GB DDR5
Storage Space 2TB SSD,
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x SD card reader, HDMI 2.1, 1x Headset Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) ‎15.64 x 1.05 x 11.76 inches
Weight 7.3 pounds
Advantages Good performance
Disadvantages Average display

 

Legion 7i 15” Gaming Laptop 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 Core up to 5.30 GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 8GB 15.6 FHD IPS 240Hz 1ms (1.5TB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 Core up to 5.30 GHz
GPU RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 8GB
Display Size 15.6"
Display Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, anti-glare, 240Hz, less then 1ms response time, 100% sRGB, 500 nits, VESA Display HDR 400-certified
RAM 32 GB DDR4 2933MHz
Storage Space 2 TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB,HDMI, Audio Jack, SD Card
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.1 x 10 x 0.8 inches
Weight 4.60 lbs
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages n/a

ASUS ROG 16 WQXGA (2560x1600) 165Hz IPS Display Gaming Laptop (Intel i9-11900H 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3060

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CPU Intel i9-11900H 8-Core,
GPU RTX 3060
Display Size 16"
Display Resolution WQXGA (2560x1600) 165Hz IPS
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio, HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.7 x 14 x 0.9 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Advantages Good performance
Disadvantages n/a

OMEN by HP 17-inch Laptop, Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i7-12700H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio, HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.06 x 10.32 x 15.64 inches
Weight 6.15 lbs
Advantages Good performance
Disadvantages weight

Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti

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CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Built-in 720p webcam with e-shutter, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 4 USB, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, RJ45 Ethernet
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.27 x 10.26 x 0.89 inches
Weight ‎5.29 pounds
Advantages Very good performance
Disadvantages Storage sapce

GIGABYTE A7 K1 - 17.3 FHD IPS Anti-Glare 144Hz - AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB GDDR6 - 16 GB Memory - 1TB PCIe SSD

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CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Mobile Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3"
Display Resolution FHD 1920x1080 IPS-level
RAM 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage Space 1TB PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1 ‎x USB 2.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A), 1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), Audio Combo Jack, 1x DC-in Jack, 1x RJ-45, 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (Type-C) over USB 3.2 Gen 2,
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.31 x 15.59 x 1.27 inches
Weight ‎5.47 pounds
Advantages Performance, Large display
Disadvantages Weight

ASUS TUF Gaming 17.3 FHD 144Hz Laptop, Intel Core i5-11260H (Beats i7-8750H), 32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard, GeForce RTX 3050

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CPU Intel Core i5-11260H
GPU GeForce RTX 3050
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution FHD 144Hz Laptop
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, 1x USB Type C, 1x Headphone jack, 1x HDMI, 1x LAN RJ45. Wireless-AX + Bluetooth, Eclipse Grey. Bonus 32GB SnowBell USB Card.
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.72 x 10.59 x 0.98 inches
Weight 5.73 pounds
Advantages Large display, Good performance
Disadvantages Quite heavy

Alienware X17 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 17.3 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD

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CPU 11th Generation Intel Core i7-11800H (24MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 8 cores) Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz 300nits Display
RAM 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Memory
Storage Space 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1. Global headset jack| 2. Type-C Thunderbolt 4/USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port, with Power Delivery (5V/3A) | 3. (2) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A with Powershare | 4. Killer 3100 RJ-45 2.5G Ethernet | 5. Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port,(5V/3A) | 6. HDMI 2.1 | 7. Micro SD | 8. Mini Display 1.4 | 9. Power/DC-in Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.79 x 15.72 x 0.82 inches
Weight ‎7.05 pounds
Advantages Good performance, Large display for productivity, Quality screen
Disadvantages Quite heavy

ASUS Flagship ROG Zephyrus M16 Gaming Laptop 16 QHD+ IPS 240Hz 13th Gen Intel 14-core i9-13900H

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CPU 13th Gen Intel 14-core i9-13900H Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB
Display Size 16" QHD+
Display Resolution (2560x1600) IPS
RAM 32GB DDR5 SDRAM
Storage Space 1TB Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x USB-C 3.2, 2 x USB-A 3.2, 1 x HDMI 2.1 FRL, 1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.69 x 13.98 x 0.88 inches
Weight ‎4.64 pounds
Advantages Lightweight, Good performance, Quality Display
Disadvantages Price

HP OMEN 16 16.1 FHD 165Hz Gaming Laptop (Intel 13th Gen Core i7-13700HX, 32G DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Geforce RTX 4060 8GB)

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CPU Intel 13th Gen Core i7-13700HX
GPU Geforce RTX 4060 8GB
Display Size 16.1 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
RAM 32G DDR5 RAM
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports USB 3.2 Gen 1.0 Type-A 5 Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge), USB 3.2 Gen 1.0 Type-A 5 Gbps signaling rate, RJ-45 Ethernet port,
Dimensions (L x W x H) ‎14.53 x 0.93 x 10.21 inches
Weight 5.4 pounds
Advantages Performance
Disadvantages Heavy

HP OMEN 17t 17.3 240Hz 2K QHD IPS Gaming Laptop 13th Gen (Intel i9-13900HX 24-Core, 64GB DDR5

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CPU Intel i9-13900HX 24-Core
GPU GeForce RTX 4090 16GB
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution Quad HD (2560x1440)
RAM 64GB DDR5
Storage Space 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports HDMI, Audio, Ethernet, USB
Dimensions (L x W x H) ‎10.32 x 15.65 x 1.5 inches
Weight ‎6.2 pounds
Advantages Very good performance, Good display, Large storage
Disadvantages Might be heavy for some people

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gaming Laptop, 16 WQHD IPS 165Hz Display, GeForce RTX 4070, Intel 13th Gen i9-13900HX

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CPU 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 (8GB GDDR6)
Display Size 16-inch
Display Resolution 2560 x 1600)
RAM 64GB DDR5 SDRAM
Storage Space 2TB + 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 2 x USB Gen 2 Type-C, 4 x USB Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x Headphone/microphone combo
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.31 x 10.25 x 1.06 inches
Weight ‎5.6 pounds
Advantages Good performance, Quality display
Disadvantages N/A

HP Victus 16-E0161NR AMD RYZEN 7 5800H 3.2GHZ 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz 512GB PCIe NVMe 16.1” FHD 144HZ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

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CPU AMD RYZEN 7 5800H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
Display Size 16.1”
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB PCIe NVMe
Operating System Windows 11
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio, HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 23.5 x 13.82 x 2.8 inches
Weight ‎7.78 pounds
Advantages Good performance
Disadvantages Heavy

MSI GE76 Raider 17.3 144Hz (64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Intel 8-Core i7-11800H (Beat Ryzen 7 5800H), RTX 3060), FHD

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CPU Intel Core i7-11800H (8 cores 16 threads, base clock speed 2.3GHz, max turbo to 4.6GHz, 24MB L3 Cache)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution FHD (1920x1080) IPS-Level 144Hz, 16:9, 45% NTSC
RAM ‎64 GB DDR4
Storage Space ‎1 TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Thunderbolt 4 USB4 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery); 1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x HDMI (supports 4K @ 120Hz, 8K @ 60Hz), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x RJ45, 1x SD Card Reader SD7.0 (XC/HC), 1 x Audio Combo (1/8")
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 inches
Weight 6.39 pounds
Advantages Large display, Good performance
Disadvantages None

MSI Pulse GL76 Gaming Laptop 17.3 144Hz FHD + IPS Display (Intel i7-12700H 14-Core, 32GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe SSD, RTX 3060 6GB

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CPU 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H 2.70GHz Processor (upto 4.7 GHz, 24MB Cache, 14-Cores, 20-Threads, 6 Performance-cores)
GPU NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3"
Display Resolution Full HD (1920x1080) 144Hz Refresh Rate IPS Display
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 11
Ports 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD; 2 USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1, No Optical Drive, Headphone/Microphone Combo
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11 x 16 x 1 inches
Weight ‎6 pounds
Advantages Good performance, Quality display
Disadvantages Quite heavy

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