4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2013 7:42 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Buying the best laptop and hardware for €2000

    Tom Walstra

      Hey guys


      I recently got a message from my school which I will be participating for the upcoming 6 years and I got hired.

      I was wondering what laptop and hardware I should be getting. I have a budget of €2000 / $2600 to

      Spend in total. I asked my teacher if I should get a macbook pro retina 15", since I am a big apple fan

      But I've never used a mac before. She told me solidworks wont work, so now I dont k ow which to pick.


      We will primarly use sketchup and solidworks, but I want to be able to play some games too, such as GTA IV/V, which are quite big.


      I was looking for some good gadgets/hardware for sketchup/solidworks to be able to work faster and better than my

      Classmates to be. I found some ideas such as the spacepilot pro or a pen tablet, but I dont know if it would help me

      Alot and if its worth the money.



      I am also planning to get a seperate monitor to use at home, but this will be bought outside the budget I am allowed to spend now.

      Also I am planning to be using the laptop for around 7 hours a day on school, so a decent battery life is a pro.


      A overview:


      Budget: €2000 / $2600

      Possible hardware?

      Best laptop for solidworks, sketchup and some games

      Decent battery life



      So let me know if you guys know anything that will suit me and I would be very thankfull :)