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have to get a dell laptop, can someone please help i have a question about the video card

Question asked by frank gonzalez on Feb 4, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2009 by frank gonzalez
I just recently got solidworks student edition 08-09 and my old computer died. I need to get a new laptop and my roommate is kind enough to let me use his college discount on a computer but it has to be either a Dell or an Apple comupter

I am thinking of getting a dell and if it is ab XPS model it is more of a discount.
I have been trying to research which types of graphics cards are good and which are not. I kept reading that ATI are not good. I see that none of the video cards for xps computers are on the list of tested card, so im kinda having second thought of getting it. \

here are the specs for the computer.
XPS M1530
ntel® Coretm 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache)
256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT
Genuine Windows Vista®
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)
4GB1 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
500GB2 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)

here is another one that i like
XPS M1730
Intel® Coretm 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1
2GB1 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
Speed: 320GB2 SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) with Free Fall Sensor
NVIDIA®GeForce®8700M GT graphics with 256MB GDDR3 Memory