7 Best Laptop For Revit: Here Are Our Top Choices

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Revit is the most popular BIM (Building Information Modelling) software out there. It is used by architects, structural engineers, plumbers, electricians, planners, and more. 

Depending on the type of work you’re doing in Revit, your hardware requirements may vary greatly. As a general rule, the two most important components to focus on are the processor and RAM. 

Based on that criteria, we believe the best laptop for Revit is the CUK ASUS TUF506IU. It is one of the best value-for-money purchases you can make, and it’s equipped with tons of RAM.

Most importantly, it packs a Ryzen 7 4800H processor which beats out almost every 10th or 11th gen Intel processor (both in terms of single and multi-core performance).

Here is our list of 7 best laptop for Revit:

  2. 2CUK MSI GP75 Leopard
  3. 3CUK ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17
  4. 4ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
  5. 5HIDevolution AORUS 15G XC-8US2430SH
  6. 6EVOC PC702C
  7. 7Dell Inspiron 15 5505


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Are there better-performing laptops out there? A few, sure. But do they even come close to the CUK ASUS TUF506IU in terms of performance per dollar?

Nope, which is why we chose this laptop for the number one spot. It has everything you need- an extremely fast processor, tons of RAM, and plenty of high-speed PCIe SSD storage.

On top of that, it also has a dedicated GPU in the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Is it as stable as a Quadro? With studio drivers, it comes pretty close.

For most people reading this article, the TUF506IU will more than fulfill your Revit needs for the next 4 to 5 years.

With 64GB of RAM and 8 CPU cores, you can open projects over a GB in size and have other programs such as Photoshop or 3ds Max running in the background.


  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor with 8 cores and SMT for 16 threads, this 7nm Zen 2 chip has excellent single-core performance
  • 64GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB of PCIe NVMe storage
  • GeForce GTX 1660ti graphics with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • More than adequate battery life under light loads, thanks to the efficient 7nm processor
  • 15.6” FHD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz
  • RGB backlit full-size keyboard


  • Loud fans
  • Mediocre webcam

CUK MSI GP75 Leopard

CUK GP75 Leopard by MSI 17 Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB, 17.3" FHD 144Hz 3ms IPS, Windows 10 Home) Gamer Notebook Computer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-10870H Eight Core Processor (16MB Cache, 2.2GHz-5.0GHz) 45W
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4 2933MHz | Hard Drive: 2TB NVMe Solid State Drive + 2TB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6 | Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64
  • Wireless: 802.11 AX Wireless with Bluetooth 5.1 | Display: 17.3" Full HD 144Hz IPS-Level 72%NTSC Thin Bezel, Close to 100% sRGB Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 64GB RAM / 2TB NVMe SSD / 2TB HDD Upgrades | 3-Year CUK Limited Warranty (View warranty section below for more details.)

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Another CUK custom machine, this time the platform is an MSI GP75 Leopard. Again, a gaming laptop just like our top choice- the ASUS TUF506IU.

However, as we shall explain later these gaming laptops make excellent Revit machines thanks to their exceptional processing power, plentiful RAM, and fast storage. 

The GP75 does cost more than the TUF506IU. However, it packs a superior graphics card in the RTX 2070 Super.

Not only are you getting more CUDA cores, but you also get RTX and Tensor cores for raytracing/ AI applications.

And there is an additional 2GB of GDDR6 VRAM over the GTX 1660ti of the ASUS TUF laptop.

You do sacrifice multithreaded performance since the Intel Core i7 in this laptop has fewer cores compared to the Ryzen 7 4800H in the ASUS, but you gain additional storage and a larger display.


  • Intel 10th generation hexacore Comet Lake i7 processor with hyperthreading and a 5Ghz boost clock
  • Impressive 64GB of DDR4 RAM @2933MHz
  • GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • Storage comprises a 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD combined with a 2TB HDD
  • 1080P 17.3” 144Hz display with close to 100% sRGB and 72% NTSC
  • Full-size RGB backlit keyboard
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi
  • HDMI, Type A, Type C, RJ 45 Ethernet, and an SD card reader


  • Abysmal battery life
  • Styling is very “gamer”, some might like it though

CUK ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17

CUK ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 by ASUS Business Notebook (Intel Core i7, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB, 64GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD, 17" WUXGA, Windows 10 Professional) Mobile Workstation Laptop Computer
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H Six Core Processor (12MB Cache, 2.6GHz-4.5GHz) 45W
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4 2666MHz | Hard Drive: 2TB NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Keyboard: Full-Size Backlit, 1.4mm Travel, Privacy Hotkeys | Operating System: Windows 10 Pro x66
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6 | Display: 17.0" WUXGA NanoEdge Matte Display (1920 x 1200)
  • 64GB RAM / 2TB NVMe SSD Upgrades | 3-Year CUK Limited Warranty (View warranty section below for more details.)

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There’s a whole lot of “pro” in the name of this laptop, and that’s because it is a serious machine for serious people who want a portable workstation.

That fact is reinforced when you take a look at the graphics card under the hood of this beast- a Quadro RTX 3000, with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

Unlike GeForce cards, Quadro graphics cards are equipped with the best-binned silicon to cut down on power usage, heat and noise.

More importantly, they use certified pro drivers which are developed in cooperation with companies such as Autodesk. 

The ProArt StudioBook has quite a lot going for it, apart from the professional graphics. For instance, it has an excellent 17-inch 16:10 display (resolution 1920 x 1200) with vibrant colors and wide viewing angles.

The chassis feels tough and is rated for above-average durability thanks to a MIL-STD 810G certification. You also get plenty of I/O for connecting external storage and displays.


  • Intel Core i7 9750H hexacore processor, functionally the same as an i7-10750H with slightly lower max boost clocks
  • 64GB of 2666Mhz DDR4 RAM
  • Quadro RTX 3000 professional graphics with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • 2TB NVMe storage
  • Exceptional narrow bezel 16:10 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, vivid colors, and it’s fairly bright
  • Backlit keyboard with 1.4mm of key travel
  • Large trackpad with a built-in Numpad
  • Built with premium materials to a high standard of quality, MIL-STD 810G certified
  • Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, USB Type-A, and a card reader
  • Sleek, stylish, and lightweight


  • Below-average battery life
  • The fingerprint reader isn’t very consistent in its performance

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15

ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 165Hz IPS QHD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 32GB DDR4, 1TB SSD, Opti-Mechanical Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Windows 10 Pro, G533QS-XS98Q
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6 with ROG Boost
  • Latest 5th Gen AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Processor (16M Cache, up to 4.5 GHz)
  • 165Hz 3ms 15.6” Quad HD 2560 x 1440 IPS-Type Display
  • 32GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM | 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD | Windows 10 Professional
  • ROG Intelligent Cooling thermal system with Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal Thermal Compound

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Possibly the most powerful laptop on planet Earth at the time of writing this article, and with a price to match. If you aren’t sure whether the price is worth it, you need to consider how much work you do on your laptop.

If you’re a professional and need the absolute best in a mobile workstation platform, nothing beats the Strix Scar 15.

It has AMD’s fastest laptop processor to date, the Ryzen 9 5900HX featuring Zen 3 cores. These new Zen 3 cores clock higher than Zen 2 and have IPC improvements along with reductions in core-to-core latency (plus even more cache).

And for graphics, you get NVIDIA’s best- the GeForce RTX 3080 with a whopping 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

The display is absolutely stunning, with its 100% DCI-P3 color coverage which makes it perfect for color-critical work.

Whether you’re working in Photoshop, 3ds Max, or Revit- this display is sure to impress. And since it has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, you’ll see every detail.

Oh, and a refresh rate of 165Hz combined with adaptive sync ensures a smooth gaming experience if you ever decide to entertain yourself during your free time.


  • The fastest laptop processor ever, an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX which uses 8 Zen 3 cores with SMT for unrivalled single AND multi-core performance
  • 32GB of DDR4 RAM
  • The fastest laptop graphics card ever, the GeForce RTX 3080 with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • One of the best laptop displays ever, with 100% DCI-P3 coverage and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (165Hz, 3ms)
  • 1TB ultra-fast PCIe NVMe SSD with Windows 10 Pro installed
  • Thermal Grizzly liquid metal thermal compound and quad-fan cooling system with intelligently placed exhausts for optimal airflow
  • Translucent keyboard deck with state of the art opto-mechanical key switches, plus you get per-key customizable RGB lighting
  • All the I/0 you will ever need- Type A, HDMI 2.0b, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C with power delivery and display port, RJ45 Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6


  • Really, really expensive
  • You will often find this laptop well above its MSRP due to lack of stock, don’t pay over 3000 bucks for one

HIDevolution AORUS 15G XC-8US2430SH

HIDevolution AORUS 15G XC-8US2430SH, 15.6" FHD 240Hz, 2.2 GHz i7-10870H, RTX 3070, 32 GB 2933MHz RAM, 1 TB PCIe SSD
  • 10th Generation Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz 8 Core - 16 Thread Processor (i7-10870H | Turbo to 5.0 GHz) with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 w/ 8 GB GDDR6 (Features Max-Q Technologies | Max TGP 105W - Boost Clock 1290MHz) Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
  • HIDevolution upgrades the 15.6" Thin Bezel FHD 240Hz IPS-level​ X-Rite Pantone Certified, Individually Factory Calibrated Display Gaming Laptop by adding Gelid GC Extreme on CPU and GPU for improved performance and optimal system temperature
  • HIDevolution installed PCIe based storage--1 TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD--ensures that you experience the fastest boot up & load times
  • 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) of fast DDR4 2933MHz dual channel system memory -run memory hungry applications and multitask with ease
  • HIDevolution Promise: Authorized GIGABYTE Build to Order Seller, thorough quality testing, a 1 Year Warranty, and access to our expert support staff. Contact us for more customization options.

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If the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is way out of your reach thanks to its outrageous pricing, worry not- there is a cheaper alternative.

And when we say “cheaper”, we mean relative to the Scar 15. Because this AORUS laptop customized by HIDevolution is not at all cheap, but neither is it ordinary. It packs an RTX 3070 graphics card, which is 2nd only to the RTX 3080 in terms of performance.

Paired with this amazing graphics horsepower is an Intel 10th generation octa-core Comet Lake processor. Yes, it’s still a 14nm chip and Intel is really pushing the limits of that node by now.

However, you can’t argue with the performance- while it may not match up to AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series in terms of efficiency or multithreaded performance, the single-core speed is still there. And that’s what’s important for Revit- IPC + clock speed.


  • Intel Core i7-10870H processor with 8 cores and 16 threads, boost clock of 5.0Ghz
  • 32GB of 2933Mhz RAM in a dual-channel configuration
  • RTX 3070 graphics with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM
  • Gelid GC Extreme thermal compound used on both the CPU and GPU for improved thermals
  • 240Hz 15.6” thin bezel X-Rite Panton certified display
  • Sleek and stylish design with a robust cooling system and plenty of I/O


  • Webcam is in a really awkward spot; it aims directly at the bottom of your chin and nose
  • Sub-par battery life, despite packing a massive 99Wh battery


EVOC High Performance Systems PC702C (PC70DS-D) 17.3" FHD 144Hz, 2.2 GHz i7-10870H, RTX 3080, 32 GB 3200MHz RAM, 1 TB PCIe SSD
  • Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake i7-10870H 8 Core - 16 Thread Processor, 2.2 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 5.0 GHz), 16 MB Smart Cache with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 w/ 16 GB GDDR6 (Features Max-Q Technologies | Max TGP 105W)
  • HIDevolution upgrades the 17.3” Matte FHD 144Hz, Wide Viewing Angle, 72% NTSC (Color Calibrated) Display Gaming Laptop by adding Gelid GC Extreme on CPU and GPU for improved performance and optimal system temperature
  • HIDevolution installed PCIe based storage--1 TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD--ensures that you experience the fastest boot up & load times
  • Installed by HIDevolution--32 GB (2 x 16 GB) of fast DDR4 3200MHz dual channel system memory (Speeds subject to system capability)--run memory hungry applications and multitask with ease
  • HIDevolution Promise: Authorized EVOC Build to Order Dealer, thorough quality testing, a 1 Year Warranty, and access to our expert support staff. Contact us for more customization options.

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Maybe you’ve never heard of this brand, but they are a reliable manufacturer of high-performance laptops.

Based in Shenzhen, China this company has been around since the early 90s. The laptop we’re reviewing today is an HIDevolution upgrade of the EVOC PC702C, and it comes with a few goodies thrown in from the factory.

Like a Gelid GC Extreme thermal compound application on both the CPU and GPU which brings about a significant reduction in temperatures compared to the stock paste.

And HIDevolution also does their own QC checks at the factory, they run stress test software to make sure everything is working as intended.

They also check parts of the laptop like the display for dead pixels and inspect the keyboard + trackpad for malfunctions.

The hardware in this laptop is pretty impressive too, it has a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. Which, at the time of writing this article is the fastest laptop GPU out there.

However, we didn’t include this laptop on our list just because of the RTX 3080. We did so after looking at the price- this might just be the cheapest RTX 3080 laptop out there.

And it doesn’t compromise on CPU performance either. You’re getting an Intel Core i7-10870H which is an 8-core hyperthreaded Comet Lake chip with a boost clock of 5.0Ghz.


  • Exceptional performance, thanks to the combination of an RTX 3080 and Intel Core i7-10870H octacore processor
  • One of the cheapest RTX 3080 laptops around
  • Overall build quality doesn’t have any major flaws, and the sleek design + low weight makes this a good daily carry laptop
  • The FHD 17.3” 144Hz display isn’t going to win any awards for pixel density, but it’s good enough for Revit and gaming
  • 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory and a 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Ample I/O and a full-size backlit keyboard


  • Horrendous battery life
  • Sub-par speakers

Dell Inspiron 15 5505

New Dell Inspiron 15 5505 15.6 inch FHD Thin & Light Laptop (River Rock) AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, Windows 10 Home (i7501-7623SLV-PUS) Platinum Silver
  • Adaptive Thermals: Your system is smart enough to know when it is in your hands, lap or on a desk. This allows it to intelligently adapt its thermal profiles to the situation
  • Thin & Light: A thin exterior is the result of thoughtful engineering. Dual-fans, dual-heat pipes and a drop-hinge design keep your system cool while working
  • Enjoy a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED-Backlit WVA Display with a high screen-to-body ratio that's now 5.9% higher. This design reduces the overall size of the laptop and with a 4-sided narrow border, you won't miss a single detail
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro boosts volume and clarifies every tone, so you experience studio-quality sound

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You might be thinking “wow, most laptops on this list are so expensive” and the truth of the matter is that Revit is a fairly demanding application. It requires a fast processor, along with plenty of RAM.

However, we haven’t forgotten those among our community who can’t afford such extravagant gaming/ workstation laptops.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5505 is for you- student, aspiring architects, hobbyist, etc. You don’t have over 2 grand to spend on a laptop with an RTX 3070 and octacore Intel processor? 

No problem, you still get a fairly responsive machine that will handle most of the projects a beginner works on.

If you’re willing to compromise on performance in exchange for a lighter machine with better battery life than a gaming laptop, you can even work on large-scale models.

Note: There is an even cheaper version of the Inspiron 15 5505, with half the RAM and a Ryzen 5 4600U (hexacore, the Ryzen 7 4700U is an octacore). Revit isn’t heavily multithreaded, except for when you’re rendering. So the Ryzen 5 4600U will let you do 90 percent of the stuff you do on its octacore cousin with the same level of efficacy.


  • Ryzen 4000 series processor uses Zen 2 cores for excellent single-core performance that is on par with Intel’s Comet Lake 10th generation chips
  • Superior energy efficiency thanks to the 7nm manufacturing process, results in better battery life than similar Intel laptops while also costing less
  • 16GB of RAM on the Ryzen 7 model, and 8GB of RAM on the Ryzen 5 model. Adequate for most Revit users
  • Slim, light, with good battery life
  • Excellent anti-glare 1920 x 1080 15.6” display
  • 512GB of NVMe storage on the Ryzen 7 model, and 256GB of NVMe storage on the Ryzen 5 model


  • Weak speakers
  • No RJ45 Ethernet port

How To Select The Best Laptop For Autodesk Revit

You’ve probably noticed that most of the laptops on this list are fairly expensive, with top-of-the-line hardware. And there’s a reason for that- Autodesk Revit can be a fairly difficult application to run smoothly depending on the scale of your project.

To understand why it requires so many resources, we need to see what the software itself is capable of.

Revit is essentially a 2D + 3D modeling program used by engineers, contractors, planners, architects, etc. for building a digital replica of whatever it is they are working on. 

Could be a 20-story apartment building, a parking lot, a plumbing system for an existing building, electrical wiring, or interior design.

Now, you could be a contractor with 20+ years of experience or an engineering student. This will decide the size and scope of your projects within Revit.

As a general rule, if your project is X MB in size, your computer needs 20X MB in RAM to open and operate this file smoothly within Revit. Why? Revit tracks every single element within your model and the relationships between each individual element.

Plus, it does a bunch of computations in real-time as you make changes within the model. Any change you make in one view is automatically updated in all views and the documentation. 

A single 3D model can be interacted with in numerous ways. For instance, you can view specific parts of it in 2D. This comes in handy if you’re examining plans or details such as elevation.

You can view data (schedules) and employ axonometric/ perspective views for a 3D representation of the model. Revit relies more on single-core CPU speed for a good reason. 

Let’s say you’ve got a window hosted inside a wall of a room you’re working on. You decide to change the thickness of this wall, and suddenly Revit has to process the new dimensions of the window frame as well as the handle, rebate, etc.

If Revit doesn’t know the new position of the rebate or frame, it can’t calculate the position of the handle. 

Most tasks in Revit are executed linearly, in chronological order. Hence, the need for a fast processor with good IPC and clock speeds. You need that single-core muscle.

Having more cores is good, as it will allow you to open and work on multiple software applications simultaneously.

For instance, you can run Revit while Photoshop and 3ds Max are also running in the background. More cores also come in handy for workloads that can be parallelized efficiently, such as rendering. 

But that kind of task is usually handled better by a dedicated GPU. Cloud sharing and caching also take advantage of multiple cores. Also, if you are opening, saving or exporting models/ files you will see an increase in performance with more cores.

Frequently Asked Questions


Hopefully, this article provided you with the necessary information to help you decide which laptop YOU need for Revit.

Remember, there is always going to be something better out there. If not today, then tomorrow. Don’t get too hung up on buying the best and fastest, instead get a laptop that meets your requirements. 

Make sure the hardware isn’t just adequate for today’s projects but also projects 3 to 4 years from now. Because upgrading a laptop is really tough, it is not a modular platform like a desktop.

As we mentioned earlier, the best laptop for Revit is the CUK ASUS TUF506IU thanks to its incredible value proposition. 

If you want the best of the best and have a blank cheque at hand, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is what you’re looking for. Without a shadow of a doubt, the fastest laptop on this planet at the moment of writing this article.

For those among you who want something lower budget, there’s the Dell Inspiron 15 5505. It is available in two variants- one with a Ryzen 5 and one with a Ryzen 7 processor.