5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 11:06 AM by Mike Pogue

    Laptop For Mechanical Engineering Student

    James Choi

      Hello My name is James

      I am a Mechanical Engineering student and I am getting ready to purchase a new laptop to replace my current dying one. The question I have is what specs should I be looking at to run Solidworks as a student? This laptop will just need to last until graduation in 2 years and I have a prettty low budget of around $600. Two possible candidates I found are on the Lenovo Outlet and sold as scratch and dent models. They seen to have very good specs for the price. Will either of these run Solidworks within reason?

       

      Lenovo Ideapad Z 710

      Intel i7-4700qm

      Ge-force gt745m graphics

      1TB hard drive

      8GB RAM

      $600

       

      Lenovo G500s

      Intel i7-3632qm

      Ge-force gt720m

      1 TB hard drive

      8GB RAM

      $552

       

      Thanks for any advice

      James