I am looking to buy a laptop for 3D designing, surface modelling, and finite element analysis. I will be using softwares like Unigraphics, Rhino 3D, ANSYS, etc.
Processor: Intel Skylake i5 dual core or better
RAM: 8GB min. 16 GB preferable.
Memory: HDD: 1TB or better or SSD: 256GB or better
Battery Life: At least 6 hours on designing usage.
Screen Size isn't a constraint. All the basic functionalities of a modern laptop (wifi, usb, Bluetooth, etc.) are obvious.
As for cost, the cheaper the better. I do not wish to compromise on quality though.
*I do not mind using BootCamp on a MacBook if the MacBook fits the above criteria.