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Originally Posted by Sheehanigans
If she is not a techie (obviously since we have to have this discussion), she wont want to be wasting her time finding loopholes to make things work. Linux is out of the question because she needs compatibility more than anything. Windows is safe because any major drafting software is produced on it. AutoCAD included.
i7? 260? As long as she is making stationary (non-animated) drawings, she wont need more than a dual core and plenty of RAM. A decent video card (9400ish) will provide enough offloading for the CPU to really do its thing.
Something with good resolution, 2.2Ghz C2D, 4GB RAM, 9400M. Done.
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Vostro1510 BIOS: Ver 1.00 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz Memory: 3072MB RAM Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM Page File: 1685MB used, 4453MB available Windows Dir: C:\\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ Display Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (retail) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (retail) DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail) --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 8400M GS DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\\PCI\\VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_02731028&REV_A1 Display Memory: 1523 MB Dedicated Memory: 243 MB Shared Memory: 1279 MB Current Mode: 1280 x 800 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: unknown Monitor Id: SEC5441 Native Mode: 1280 x 800(p) (59.995Hz) Output Type: Internal Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um Driver File Version: 8.16.0011.8681 (English) Driver Version: 184.108.40.20681 DDI Version: 10 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 8/19/2009 13:35:00, 9544192 bytes WHQL Logo'd: n/a WHQL Date Stamp: n/a bla bla bla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by rocketman331
So what's the problem with the Dell laptop? Those specifications are more than enough to properly run CAD applications.
What operating system is she using?
Originally Posted by denis6902
Besides studying architecture my sister loves photography, and i think that is why she is interested in the mac. Nevertheless, i still dont see a need for a mac when u have photoshop! HERE you can see some of her photography work!