ASUS ZenBook UX430UN-IH74-GR and 3D modeling software?

nerdforchristnerdforchrist Level 1
edited September 2020 in ZenBook

I'm an incoming university student who's looking for a laptop to work on light 3D modeling/texturing, some rendering, scripting, and writing papers on the go. The plan is, if I have to work on very intensive rendering or modeling, that I'll use my laptop to remote into either the lab computers or my main workstation (6-core AMD FX-6300 processor, 24 GBs of RAM, 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 360 Series for video card, 223 GB Solid State Drive and 1TB hard drive, but planning on upgrading the OS and harddrive space). My current pick is the ASUS ZenBook UX430UN-IH74-GR.

I can't post the link since I just joined, but here's its specs:


CPU Core: Kaby Lake R

CPU Brand: Intel

Cores: Quad-Core

CPU Type: Core i7

CPU Speed: 8550U (1.8GHz)

Smart Cache: 8MB

FSB: 4 GT/s

Turbo Boost Speed: Up to 4.0GHz

CPU Main Features: Hyper-Threading Technology

Virtualization Technology: Intel 64

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology

Idle States

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Intel Flex Memory Access

Execute Disable Bit

Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Intel Identity Protection Technology

Intel Secure Key

Intel Smart Response Technology

OS Guard

Intel AES New Instructions

Intel Speed Shift Technology

Intel Optane Memory Supported


Total Memory: 16GB

Memory Type: LPDDR3

Memory Speed: DDR3L-1866

Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB

Memory Configuration: 16GB onboard


SSD Interface: M.2 SATA

SSD Capacity: 512GB

SSD Configuration: 1 x 512GB


GPU Type: NVIDIA GeForce MX150

Video Memory: 2GB

I apologise for the format.

I'm planning on using programs like Maya, Mudbox, and possibly Zbrush and Substance Painter, but I never used the later two programs and, if I have to, I'll probably just use my main PC.

How would this laptop fair with working on 3D modeling in my case?

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