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solidworks laptop- 2 options, which one?

Question asked by David Dear on Aug 21, 2018

I found what I think is a really good Lenovo notebook for solidworks and not crazy expensive. In fact, it seems the prices from Lenovo are much less than the equivalent system from Dell (Del 7530). The only question is the best way to configure it- faster CPU or faster video card? My models are moderately complex- furniture, toys, lamps, housewares, etc.

 

Option A has a slower processor, faster video, and is more expensive (about $2,700) RAM non-ecc

ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation

Processor : 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8850H 6 core processor with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology, 9MB Cache)

Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64

Display : 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080, 300nits) IPS anti-glare, 72% color gamut

Memory : 32GB (16GB + 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz

Graphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro P3200 6GB

Camera : 720p HD Camera with ThinkShutter and microphone

Fingerprint Reader : Integrated fingerprint reader

Pointing Device : 3+3BCP, Fingerprint Reader

First Solid State Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2

Hard Disk Drive : 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5"

Total Hard Drive Capacity : 1TB

Battery : 6 cell Li-Ion 90Wh

 

Option B has a faster processor, slower video, and is less expensive (about $2,3200) RAM is ECC

ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation with Xeon

Processor : Intel® Xeon® E-2176M 6 core processor with vPro™ (2.70GHz, up to 4.40GHz with Turbo Boost Technology, 12MB Cache)

Operating System : Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64

Display : 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080, 300nits) IPS anti-glare, 72% color gamut

Memory : 32GB (16GB + 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz ECC

Graphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro P2000 4GB

Camera : 720p HD Camera with ThinkShutter and microphone

Fingerprint Reader : Integrated fingerprint reader

Pointing Device : 3+3BCP, Fingerprint Reader

First Solid State Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2

Hard Disk Drive : 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, SATA3, 2.5"

Total Hard Drive Capacity : 1TB

Battery : 6 cell Li-Ion 90Wh

 

So what is better- faster CPU or faster video card?

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