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Do you think these laptops could run solidworks well enough?

Question asked by 1-UWJX7U on Dec 2, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2010 by Michael Lord

I am a student in Industrial Design and i would really like a decent laptop to be able to handle all of the programs i need for design.


I typically use adobe photoshop, indesign, illustrator, solidworks, and keyshot.


Here are two that i am looking at:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-740QM processor (1.73 GHz (2.93 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 6MB Cache  
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit  
  • 8GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM (4096MBx2)  
  • 500GB HDD (7200rpm, Serial-ATA)  
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M with 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics memory  
  • DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive  
  • Glossy Black LED Backlit Tile keyboard  
  • Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell, 4400 mAH)  
  • Broadcom Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth® Version 2.1 +EDR  
  • Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter  
  • Norton Internet Security Suite (NIS) 2011 (30-day trial)  
  • 2 Years Standard Limited Warranty  

cost = $1234.00


This is probably the best configuration at the lowest price i could find.

Things i would add to the laptops would be windows 7 professional 64-bit and a backlit keyboard.


I dont need maximum performance, but id like it to be pretty decent.





i have also been looking at some sony vaio laptops with similar specs..just costs a bit more

The sony vaio seems to have a much better screen though. cant


  • Intel® Core™ Quad i7-740QM processor (1.73GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive (7200rpm)
  • 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
  • CD/DVD Player / Burner
  • 16.4" VAIO Full HD Premium Display (1920x1080)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M GPU (1GB VRAM)
  • Standard capacity battery
  • LED Backlit Keyboard
  • 2 Year Express Ship Service Plan with ADH for Notebooks

COST = $1854.98