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Are those specs any good for solidworks/sketchup?

Question asked by Tom Walstra on Jul 10, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2013 by John Burrill

Hi guys


I've been continuing to search for the ideal laptop which I am going to need for school for the next

4 years, but also for some gaming.


I am going to be a designer of new objects, for example a new drilling machine or a new office room,

and my school said I will mainly be using SolidWorks and Sketchup.


I was wondering if those specs will be good for my work, which is the Lenovo Y500 IdeaPad.


3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)

Windows 8 64BIT

15.6'' screen glare

Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Hard disk: 1 TB


clockspeed: 2,5 ghz

resolution: 1920 x 1080

videocard: 2x NVIDIA® GeForce GT650M (SLI)  (which is removable and can be replaced with a fan/500gb harddisk

2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, 1x HDMI out, 1 x VGA, 1x LAN


The total price is around $1500 US dollars.