any body using dell 3520 mobile workstation for solidworks?
If yes...is it able to handle assemblies upto 1000 parts?
would you recommend this mobile workstation ?
Well it is listed on the SolidWorks website as certified as long as you buy the model with the Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card. I would recommend going with 16GB of ram (does not add that much cost). I would not anticipate any problems with a 1000 component assembly. Hopefully you plan to use it with an external monitor. The 15.6 display it comes with is small in my opinion.
Thanks Solid Air.
My budget wont permit a 7520 so would settle for 3520 version.
I hope the build quality is good...because even though its entry level mobile workstation, here in India it is still costly.
Regarding external monitor i would decide when i start using the laptop for work.
How much does it cost in india?
the laptop model 3520 precision i got a quote for with i7 7820hq 8gb ram,500 HDD ,1920X1080 FHD was around 110000 INR excluding taxes which comes roughly to about 1720 US dollars
If you will use your workstation in office for stationary then it is better to go to the desktop workstation rather than mobile workstation because the performance of a mobile workstation is 40% less compared to the desktop workstation also it has the ability to be upgrade. But if your always in the move then the mobile workstation is a reasonable.
because i would mostly be working at client locations so that is why i would be needing a mobile workstation.
yes i know we cannot expect the same performance from a mobile work station.
Will mobile workstation will do the job, About the build quality i think it is good because i own a Dell precision M6700 which i buy when i was in college in December 2012 it is already five years and i do not have any problem
Saw some reviews of 3520 and it seems the keyboard is quite flexible.which is not a good thing.
flexible Hmm i don't think so they are flexible if they are remove to the laptop but if they are much rigid unless your using so much force to press the keyboard i think that review came from a gaming site. Try to inquire for Lenovo thinkpad P50 or HP Zbook 17. or try to search on ebay or amazon.
It will be better to consider a SSD version because the HDDs will create problem in the future if you are planning frequent traveling as said. This will give you fast performance compared to HDD. If possible you can plan some Samsung 960EVO 250GB which will cost you appx INR.12500/- or 850EVO for appx 7500. But in any way SSD is preferred for a mobile computer.
SSD is very expensive..Would stick with a 500gb hdd.
Go with the 16GB of memory. 8GB may work for smaller assemblies but if your assemblies get bigger... And make sure you get the model with the Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card. The built in graphics is not certified by SolidWorks and will most likely give you visual problems and possible crash issues.
Will upgrade the memory later,right now will stick with 8 GB.
I would check how much it will cost you later. Sometimes you will need to buy 16GB to upgrade which means you have to throw away your 8GB. Not cost effective.
Agreed if I am using 2X4GB I would have to replace the entire 8GB while upgrading.
The 3520 also has upgradation limitatons.
Can't upgrade the quadro graphics card.
Can't have simultaneous SSD and HDD.
Thanks guys for all of your suggestions..Though is am still to decide but may just stick with 3520.
Reading through this thread I can't help but feel that your initial question was already decided upon. I would seriously re-think this as the suggestions given to you here strongly suggest (and I concur) that you will be bordering on adequate resources and will then find yourself looking for more power. Spend a few a little bit more now and ensure you get some longevity with your new machine.
Agree with you...as i am now thinking of going for Dell Precision 7520.
Hey guys..just received my dell precision 7520 mobile workstation 2 days back.
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