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You can't do Solidworks on a $900 lappy.
Has it really changed that much? I figure a 2nd gen i7SB and/or a decent Quadro would tame it.
     
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Using a Core 2 Duo for most Chem Engineering work here with an integrated 965 video chipset is working fine for me. My work involves very little 3D modeling and a but lots of data management (excel, mathmatica and the such). I've got no real need for complex rendering tools.
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Looks like hes going to study systems engineering, so realistically he only needs raw cpu processing power and less in the gpu department, even a p4/intel gma ran autocad 08 smoothly in my school.
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Looks like hes going to study systems engineering, so realistically he only needs raw cpu processing power and less in the gpu department, even a p4/intel gma ran autocad 08 smoothly in my school.
then he can pretty much get anything even a 400-500 computer..

just throw in a SSD and ur golden. i recommend a good ASUS model. they look really nice now.
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Has it really changed that much? I figure a 2nd gen i7SB and/or a decent Quadro would tame it.
Question, how do I get that ^^ for 900? But from the looks of things he doesn't need that.
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My sister is in aerospace engineering masters. i5 - i7 would be great for her because she needs to run a lot of simulations that take forever, but those things are best for running on a desktop anyways. Very high end graphics or workstation graphics is not a must because the models they work with are not super complex.
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by Coolwaters View Post
then he can pretty much get anything even a 400-500 computer..

just throw in a SSD and ur golden. i recommend a good ASUS model. they look really nice now.
I'd like to recommend him a good investment for the years, not just enough to get by. A SSD would be a huge waste of money and he wouldn't benefit from it at all. Asus and Sager I'd personally avoid due to the reports of reliability issues, so recommending it to a friend wouldn't be nice at all.


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Question, how do I get that ^^ for 900?
In two easy payments.

Seriously though, if I can get a sb i7 and quadro for only $900, I'm taking two.
post #18 of 23

Asus U35JC should do the trick, small thin, and with a pretty good amount of horsepower for a laptop it's size. Also has a gpu with nvidia optimus.



Edit: Woops misread OP, thought he said looking for something under 14"
Edited by eagle3566 - 3/26/11 at 10:37pm
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I used a single Core 2 Duo P8400 with Intel onboard Lenovo Thinkpad R500 for the last year and a half of EE. I did have a desktop with me at all times though.
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I used a single Core 2 Duo P8400 with Intel onboard Lenovo Thinkpad R500 for the last year and a half of EE. I did have a desktop with me at all times though.
I've been looking at the 15 inch thinkpad the whole time. i5, 4 hours battery, and a shell strong enough that you can beat a cow with it.
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