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Is my computer good enough to run Solidworks quickly?

Question asked by Justin Bey on Sep 4, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2011 by Justin Bey

Not sure if I posted this in the right area... I searched the forums and couln't find anything to fit better.

 

Hi,

I just purchased a $1,600 laptop from HP and was TORN between the 2.3GHz Quad Core processor, and the 2.7GHz Dual core...

I read on these forums that a single faster processor is better than multiple slower ones, so I went with the Dual Core 2.7GHz.

My question is will my new laptop run Solidworks quickly without bogging down?

 

Here's my specs, analize and critisize if you'd like, I hope I made an OK choice. I'm slightly nervous after spending that amount of money.

 

Thanks for any input!

 

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•  dark umber
•  Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
•  2nd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M Processor (2.7GHz, 4MB L3 Cache) Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
•  2GB Radeon(TM) HD 6770M GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
•  12GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
•  FREE Upgrade to 640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
•  No Additional Office Software
•  No additional security software
•  30% OFF! 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (over-sized) - Up to 9.5 hours of battery life +++
•  17.3" diagonal Full HD HP Anti-glare LED Display (1920 x 1080)
•  SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
•  HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone + HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader
•  Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
•  Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
•  HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

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