52 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2018 8:59 AM by Timothy Taby

    Computer for Solidworks 2018

    Dan Mechuta

      I am trying to purchase a new computer to run SW 2018. Thus far I am not having much success. I have been looking at a number of new computers and apparently the video graphics cards that are in them are not compatible with Solidworks. I tried to find a computer (laptop) that is in the lists on SW's system requirements search under "Graphics Driver". I also spoke to a tech rep and he said that SW is not supported for "gaming graphics cards". I am looking for some guidance on what new laptop would work and what kind of graphics card. I know there are computers out there that start to climb in price. I believe my top price to pay is $1,400 to $1,500.

      Here is what I have looked at thus far:

      1. HP Envy, w/ NVidia GeForce Mx150

      2. Dell, Intel HD Graphics

      3. Asus, NVidia GeForce GTX 1050

       

      Basically I'm looking for input on what users have found works and what laptop computer (newer models).

       

      Thanks

      Dan