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post #21 of 23
With $450 I bout an hp DV6

Quad core A8 apu, integrated a680 ATI or whatever, 8gb dd3, and now I'm looking to upgrade the hdd to an ssd or a combined one.

The battery sucks, the laptop is very ugly in my opinion but they do sell a hard case for it and I bought one. It is overclocked to 2.8Ghz with K10stat, and you overclock right from the desktop with these AMD apu's. Really neat.

It runs solidworks flawlessly, and it will mesh things easily. I can't imagine what you would spend $1200 on, but anything with over 6gb ram, and a minimum of AMD a8 apu will do wonders for you for the next 3 years.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by daltontechnogeek View Post

Ok, Well my University just gave me $500 more in a tech stipend so I might be able to afford these. I was also given the idea of getting a small ultrabook/laptop ib a more modest price range and use the labs provided. Is that feasible?

Well, if you're going to be doing most of your work in the lab then yes, it makes sense. I doubt a good ultrabook will be slow, and it will be much easier to carry around with you, but if the work you intend to do on it outside of the lab is CPU/GPU intensive, it may not be the best solution. There are external graphics solutions, not external processor solutions (as far as I'm aware).
post #23 of 23
OP if you still haven't decided yet, go with a g75vw from Asus. I picked one up from craigslist for $800 retails at $1500 avg depending on which one you get (ssds or hdds) it will run Sworks flawlessly. I render in Rhino for work all the time, and this laptop is amazing.
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