Top 5 Laptop Essentials for Architects

In architecture, the alone laptop will not make us the most productive person in the room. We must also add these top 5 laptop essentials for architects to our laptop setup. Here down is the list of the top 5 laptop essentials for architects and architectural students.

List of Top 5 Laptop Essentials for Architects

1. Pen Tablet

Architects begin creating with paper and pencil. But with the modern world, everything getting digitalized architects also need to upgrade to it. So, here comes our pen tablet, A graphic tablet has a tough, plastic, touch-sensitive drawing surface that transfers pen or stylus movement to a monitor. They also architects to make their conceptual sketches digitally, can make corrections drawing like drawing on paper.

Benefits of using a Pen Tablet:-

  • Helps in Creating conceptual Sketches
  • Allow Natural Drawing Motion
  • Minimize Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Increase Productivity and Efficiency

Laptop Essentials for Architects

Wacom One 

  • Pressure Levels: 2048, tip only. Dimensions-14.6 x 21 x 0.9 cm
  • Pen technology: pressure-sensitive, cordless, battery-free, Configurable Buttons on Tablet: Yes
  • System Requirements: Windows 7 or later, OS X 10.10 or later, standard USB Type-A port, internet access to download driver, Resolution – 2540 lpi
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  • Pressure Levels: 2048, tip only. Dimensions-14.6 x 21 x 0.9 cm.
  • Pen technology: pressure-sensitive, cordless, battery-free, Configurable Buttons on Tablet: Yes
  • System Requirements: PC: Windows 7, 8.1 and 10,Mac: OS X 10.10 or later, standard USB Type-A port, internet access to download driver

2. Portable Secondary Screen

This may seem unnecessary to you but believe me, it will increas your productivity and improve your workflow. During rendering, we may need to minimize the render window and open again the modeling software then again maximize the render window to see the changes. This back and forth process consumes a lot of time and energy.

Having a secondary screen solves all these problems. It was one of the examples but it will help you in many other softwares and also during your research work when you will be looking at many tabs at the same time.

HP EliteDisplay S14

  • Portable Display: At 8.6mm thick and 1 kg, it fits easily in your briefcase or laptop backpack
  • One Cable Setup: Easy setup and powered by notebook with singe USB-C cable connection
  • Integrated Case/Stand: Wrap-around stand for easy tilt & protection
  • Display: 35.56 cm (14″) FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS with LED backlight, 60 Hz Refresh Rate, 200 nits Brightness, 5 ms Response Time, Anti-glare, TÜV Rheinland Certified Low Blue
  • Onscreen Controls: Brightness, Color control, Contrast, Exit, Information, Language Management, Menu, OK, Power, Minus, Plus, Power control, Input control, Menu control

Laptop Essentials for Architects

3. Ergonomic Mouse

I can emphasize more how important is an ergonomic mouse for you. If you are doing drafting or modeling you will be holding the mouse for long long hours. This will cause your wrist pain at the end of the day. During photoshop you will be using a graphic tablet but for modeling and drafting, you will need a good ergonomic mouse. The best in our industry is the MX Master 3, Try your hands on it!

Laptop Essentials for Architects

Logitech MX Master 3

  • PortaUltrafast magspeed scrolling – remarkable speed, precision and quietness of electromagnetic scrolling with the magspeed wheel – up to 90 Percent faster and 87 Percent more precise, Scroll 1,000 Lines in 1 sec.
  • Comfort shape and intuitive controls – work comfortably with a ideally sculpted shape and ideally placed thumb wheel and controls. 3 Hours of use from 1 minute charge.Connectivity : Bluetooth & USB Unifying
  • App-specific customisation – speed up your workflow by easily customising MX Master 3 to optimise every action for your specific workflow and the apps you use most
  • Flow cross-computer control – work seamlessly on three computers, seamlessly transfer cursor, text and files between Windows and MacOS and desktop and laptop
  • Works on any surface – even on glass with dark field 4000 DPI sensor, it is faster and 5x more precise than the basic mouse – so you always hit the right pixel, 4 mm minimum glass thickness
  • Versatile: Compatible with iPadOS 13.1 or later* via Bluetooth, in addition to Windows 8, Windows 10, 11 or later and MacOS 10.13 or later; *on the iPad, pointing, clicking and scrolling will be supported by enabling the Assistive Touch accessibility feature

4. Cooling Pad

You will be having a heavy laptop on which you work day and night. During this, the laptop gets heated up and due to this heating, your laptop may die soon. So to save your laptop you have to make it cool during this process. The cooling pad lifts up the laptop and makes a better wind flow through it. I will say it is an essential component as it will definitely increase your laptop life.

With its height adjustment, you can set your laptop to your perfect posture to work for a long time.

Cooling Pad 

  • The notebook cooler has a unique design and adjustable tilting, so it can truly suit your needs.
  • There is a hinged flap that you can flip up to keep the laptop from sliding down towards you.
  • Zinq Cool Slate has 5 fans, the four outer large fans and then the center wind fan
  • Can also be used as a laptop stand for the correct angle of viewing

Laptop Essentials for Architects

5. External Hard-disk

In architecture school or profession, we always have to make changes again and again on large files which consumes a lot of space. An external hard disk will help you share these large files with your teammates in your circle. An SSD hard disk is much faster than HDD so storing your software in it will make them run faster.

SanDisk 1TB SSD

  • Fast NVMe solid state performance in a portable, high-capacity drive
  • Drop protection, IP55 water and dust resistance, X-ray and shock proofing
  • Handu carabiner loop to secure the drive to your belt loop or backpack
  • Help keep private content private with the included hardware encryption
  • Compatibility with a range of USB Type-C smartphones for fast, easy backup

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