I was wondering what you folks thought of a mobile workstation that I am looking at. I currently started doing contract/consulting work and need a portable workstation. I am by no means a power user - the assemblies I work on are at most a couple hundred components, and SolidWorks is only a portion of the work that I do. Due to very firm financial constraints I cannot spend more than $2k out the door: I would like this to include some sort of extended warrannty, and less $$ is better (although much probably not possible). I'm sorry if this question is beat to death, but this is the first time I am doing this without the benefit of a company's IT department to help me out.
With the above constraints, do you think that this would be a reasonable/stable machine?
Thank you for your time and your insight.
Dell Mobile Precision M4600
Intel Core i5-2540M Dual Core 2.60GHz 3MB, Dell Mobile Precision M4600/M6600
8.0GB, DDR3-1333 SDRAM, 2 DIMM for Mobile Precision
AMD FirePro M5950 Mobility Pro Graphics with 1GB GDDR5, Dell Mobile Precision M4600
750GB 7200rpm Hard Drive for M4500/M6500
15.6 HD(1366x768) Anti-Glare LED-backlit, Dell Mobile Precision M4600
Windows 7 XP Mode
Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, No Media, Mobile Precision, English
Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module, ROW, Dell Latitude E/Mobile Precision
180W 3-Pin, AC Adapter, Dell Mobile Precision
Cyberlink Power DVD 9.5,
Slot Load DVD+/-RW Drive, Dell Mobile Precision
Intel Centrino Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250 , Dell Mobile Precision
All Hard Drives Non-RAID, Dell Mobile Precision
9-cell (97Wh) Primary Battery, Dell Mobile Precision
No Energy Star Enabled, Dell Mobile Precision M4600/M6600
Microsoft Office Starter 2010,
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010,