Any help appreciated. I am based in the UK and use sketchup pro and enscape for architectural work. Most of my work is in the domestic residential sector. At present I use an old Dell Xps with an i7-2600 and GTX 750 TI installed. I generate still images from this which I then send on to the clients. I also have a Dell laptop with an AMD graphics card/i5 combo in it which really struggles but can just about run the enscape .exe files on the go.
The .exe files are a brilliant idea but I frequently find my clients cannot open them on their own machines due to low specs (or no pc at all). So I would like a mobile solution that I can take with me to visit clients and "walk around" their projects in real time. I don't have a massive budget for this (around £1000) and it looks like that won't cut it for a decent laptop. I was looking at the Lenovo Y710 Cube which is a desktop with a handle for portability. It has a GTX 1070 paired with an i5-6400. I had some concerns about the processor with this but any case it seems to have been discontinued and now I cant fine one anywhere. They were available for around the £750 mark which seemed a bargain. Does anyone know any similar portable desktop type machines that would do the job. My thinking is that I would plug into client's televisions to display the model. Most people have a big screen hdtv nowadays.
Really my main question is what sort of spec is required to run the .exe files at a decent quality? Do I really need a gtx 1070 upwards? Obviously graphic card prices are ridiculous at the moment.