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Question asked by Ryan Stone on Jan 24, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 26, 2016 by Ryan Stone

I am an engineering student looking to learn a cad program. After starting with Autocad I realized Solidworks may better suit my needs. After having Autocad flow issues with my Surface pro 3 I am looking to buy a computer for Solidworks. I'm looking to purchase the linked Dell Precision T3500, it seems to meet specs. I am looking for an outside opinion on whether this machine will meet my learning needs. Thanks.


ProcessorIntel Xeon Quad Core X5570 2.93GHz
Powerful quad core CPU
RAM8GB DDR3 Memory
Supports up to 24GB max memory
VideoNVIDIA Quadro FX 3700
512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0 x16

Supports dual monitors
Hard Drive(s)500GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
Optical DriveCD/DVDRW
AudioIntegrated high-definition audio
Operating SystemWindows 7 Pro 64-bit installed
Registered Refurbished COA and genuine Windows installation disk included.