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Laptop and Desktop sources with prices and SW performance ratings?

Question asked by Joseph Dunfee on Mar 19, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2014 by Joseph Dunfee

I long for the days when the old PC Magazine "Winmarks" performance standard was common.  You had a commonly quoted number to compare computers when you were shopping.  Nowdays, you have no such standard.  The average shopper is walking into a store and must generally shop blindly, unless they are an expert in computer adminstration.

 

Just now, I counted the number of processor and video chips for desktops and laptops.  There are precisely one zillion.

 

The SolidWorks "Share your score" page is certainly a wonderful additon to the web site.

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/shareyourscore.htm

 

But, it misses an imporant aspect... the price.  We typically must balance the performance against the price.  Of course, price is a moving target, and so I can understand why the Solidworks web site omits this. But, if I go to a vendor, like Dell, I cannot find the SolidWorks performance rating.

 

Is there any place I can go to compare performance with price?

 

-Joe

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