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Mobile Workstations w/ RealView Support

Question asked by Kendall Behnke on Dec 30, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2011 by Kendall Behnke



This post is all about finding “Mobile Workstations” that have the right video chipset needed to run “RealView” graphics in SolidWorks 2010-11.


The models listed below include either the NVIDIA Quadro, or the ATI (AMD) FirePro video chipset (OpenGL); which will provide support for SolidWorks RealView graphics.



Things to keep in mind while shopping:

  • Many of these retailers have factory outlets offering discounts (I have started a list below)
  • Mobile video cards from Nvidia and ATI/AMD will have an M in the model number.
  • You are looking for Quadro, or ATI/AMD FirePro (M Series) chipsets




ThinkPad W Series

ThinkPad W510




Precision M90 - $

Precision M6500 - $1699

Precision M6400 - $

Precision M6300 - $1750

Precision M4500 - $1329

Precision M4300 - $1229

Precision M2300 - $1179




PowerGo Notebook - $1998

PowerGo XT Notebook - $2449




Elite Mobile Workstation - $

HP Compaq 8710w - $2229

HP Compaq 8510w - $1449



HP Workstation Finder Results for: > Dassault Systèmes (SolidWorks)


SolidWorks (Out of Box)

HP Z200 Workstation (Desktop) – Starts at $797

HP Z400 Workstation (Desktop) – Starts at $1060

HP 8540w Workstation (Mobile) – Starts at $2263


SolidWorks Simulation

HP Z400 Workstation (Desktop) – Starts at $1060

HP Z800 Workstation (Desktop) – Starts at $2055

HP 8540w Workstation (Mobile) – Starts at $2263


Obviously, this is only a partial list.  If you and additional mfg./model numbers that you know will support RealView graphics in SolidWorks, please reply to this post, and I will add them to this list.








Here is a link to 3 HP's that are specific "For SolidWorks Users." This is a combination of desktop's and mobile's. Just enter Dassault Systemes > Software Vendor:|smbstore