Looking to buy a new laptop to work on SolidWorks from mobile locations. My assemblies won't ever consist of more than 100 pieces. Any thoughts?
I bought a Boxx 15SLM. iI's a bit pricey, but I'm very happy with it.
A lot of people run the precision series from Dell. I have an M6500 which is around 2 years old now and performs great still. The thing is you want a laptop that has a fast processor, lots of RAM, and a higher end industrial graphics card, either the ATI Firepro's or the Nvidia Quadro cards.
I have purchased several thru the Dell small/mid business Outlet which have worked quite well and carry a reduced price but are still warranteed.
I got one about 5 or 6 yrs ago and it's still running
Also check out the HP ZBook mobile workstations.
Hi Arie, do you have good experience with HP ZBook running SolidWorks?
The 14 and 15 were getting pretty bad reviews regarding SolidWorks from what I've just seen on this forum.
is anybody using an HP Zbook 14?
Our company has several HP Zbook 15 laptops running Solidworks, SW PDM and SW Composer with no problems. I think the problems that are described in the other forum thread may be caused by the Fire Pro graphics card. Our Zbooks have a Quadro K1100M graphics card and we have none of the mentioned problems.
I still run my Dell Precision M6500, from around 2010. It's never let me down. Been very reliable and robust.
Also had Dell's ProSupport which was very useful. They came to my house to fix parts, swapping out for new parts when needed with no hassle. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another more modern version.
I got M6400 (17") - The only thing I don't like is the power supply - its like brick and not convenient for traveling
True. Very good point. M6500 (17") and power supply is extremely heavy. Actually hurts my shoulder after 10 minutes of carrying in laptop bag. Hoping the new generation is much lighter!
Actually I talked to the Dell guys at the SWW this year and you don't want the hear this but it's still in the heavy side as they said if you want to have a laptop with the power of the workstation and it's what you get
What's your budget for the new laptop?
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