2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2017 7:50 PM by Fred Fisher

    Solidworks Laptop

    Kaymie Shiozawa

      Hi I am a college student studying MechE looking into three laptops that I can use SolidWorks, MATLAB, etc. on. Please give me some input! Also, I really don't want a heavy laptop, but I think these are pretty reasonable in weight.:


      Precision 5520 - 15" Mobile Workstation Laptop | Dell United States $2299

      - Intel Core i7-7820HQ (Quad Core 2.90GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics 630)

      - Nvidia Quadro M1200 w/4GB GDDR5

      - RAM 16GB, DDR4-2400MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS

      - Storage: M.2 PCIe 256GB SSD Class 40



      Precision 15" 3520 Mobile Workstation Laptop | Dell United States  $1579

      - Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 6MB 35W, w/Intel HD Graphics 630)

      - Nvidia Quadro M620 w/2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory

      - 16GB, DDR4-2400MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS, Non-ECC

      - 2TB 2.5" 7mm SATA (5400 RPM) Hard Drive (but other hard drive options are available, such as SSD)


      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/buy/interstitial/90FC23DV6SNZ/8RN1R319Z8W2/08WD/surfacelaptopinterstitial  $2199

      512GB SSD

      16GB RAM

      Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640






        • Re: Solidworks Laptop
          Todd Blacksher

          If you really want to save money, look at the Dell Outlet (Refurbished Laptops, Computers & Servers - Dell Outlet | Dell )

          I just received my 5510, and it was about half the price of the 5520 that you have shown.

          (They do have 5520's on the outlet, I just had limited funds.)

          I recommend the 5510/5520 primarily for the small form factor.


          • Re: Solidworks Laptop
            Fred Fisher

            Here is their eBay store:




            All the Dell Precision laptops are good to to go on Matlab and SW. You really don't even need the newer ones, I believe all the workstations are ISV certified and this is what you need. If money is tight just get a cheap one, you really don't need a precision workstation unless you have some VERY large assemblies and Matlab will run on anything. For what you are doing in College you can buy a high end business grade Dell Laptop for around $250 on eBay from the dell official store (AVOID all the others that claim refurb, the account I posted is the REAL one)and it will rock. At this price who cares if you drop it....