"Well, Your post said "use it with autocad in field" ??? Also, Autocad and all its associated modules, 3D Civil in particular, are hardware power hungry. The 8 gig ram is bare bones minimum as well as the graphics. If you…"
"I have a gen 2 i7 8gb one and I dont use it much due to the slows running Civil 3d or TBC also had a firmware battery issue and it was aprox 8 month before Microsoft came up with a fix (could not use it unplugged would just die, over all good for…"
"At my previous job my manager had one with AutoCAD Civil 3D loaded on to it. He said it works, but it can be slow at times.
If you are strictly using it indoors and for meetings, it might be worth it, but if you can get by with a more powerful…"
"Nope... I would not take a Surface Pro into an outdoor environment... period. And I talking about a real-world rain, dirt, dust, humid environment, not a couple hours in the hammock and shade environment.
If you want something like a tablet…"
"in fact im conflicted between panasonic fz g1 and the surface pro 6 .
The surface pro is beter cause it is cheaper and lighter and can attached to a keyboard, but i dont know if its good for working with autocad and styles , did you try…"
"I have successfully used the Panasonic Toughpad. It has GPS built in which can be accessed by some CAD applications as well as GIS applications. The Windows Surface Pro has also been good in the field. It is cheaper and lighter than the Toughpad but…"
"The Panasonic FZG1 Mk 5 tablet. Mine has AutoCAD for use in the field along with TBC and software for connecting directly to my instrument and surveying with. Never had an issue with it after 2 years running the setup."
"I work offshore and travel around the world. I need durability, light weight, and performance. In 2011, I bought my first MacBook – a MacBook Air. My third broken Windows-based laptop was the last.
My MacBook Airs and Pros have been tossed…"
"I would recommend you the major components below.
ZBook 17 G3 Laptop:
Nvidia Quadro M5000 with 8GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory
Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5 processor+ Intel Pro Graphics P580
64 GB 2133 DDR4 SDRAM (4DIMM) ECC
Intel Xeon G6…"