The best laptops for architects enable you to use design software such as AutoCAD, 3DS Max and SketchUp when you’re on your commute, travelling abroad, or in a client meeting. With plenty of processing power, strong battery life, and enough storage to back up your work, you’ll be able to do everything on the move that you can do at your normal office desk. 

To curate our selection, we’ve put our laptop experts to work, road-testing an array of devices at a range of sizes. Most of these are Windows laptops, because a lot of tools for architects, such as Revit, can’t be run on Apple kit. However, in case your architectural software does, we’ve also included the best MacBook for architects at number two on our list.

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