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Lenovo X250 Suitable for SolidWorks?

Question asked by Corey Briffa on Aug 1, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2015 by Theo Linders

Hi All,

 

I've an upcoming university course specifically on drawing with SolidWorks. I need to purchase a new laptop and want to ensure it can handle the requirements of Solidworks with consideration toward what the course will cover. I have read and note the system requirements on this website. I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to IT systems and thus seeking reassurance that the laptop below will be OK or advise on other products to select. The use of SolidWorks for the course will be the limit of my interaction with the software.

 

I have also found via this website that the Graphics card below is not 'Certified' with the latest Intel card being HD P4600. I assume the latest version (5500) simply has been tested and therefore not listed?

 

Extract of the course objective: "In this unit you will learn to use the computer aided design software SolidWorks to create: 3D solid models of parts, engineering drawings to define shape and size, photo-renderings to display your designs and motion animations to show how a mechanism works. At the end of the unit you will sit the online Certified SolidWorks Associate test."

 

I'm considering:

 

Lenovo ThinkPad  X250 Ultrabook

Intel i5-5300U (3M Cache, 2.90 GHz)

Windows 8.1 64-bit

12.5inch FHD 1920 x 1080

RAM 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L

Intel HD Graphics 5500

180GB SSD

 

Appreciate any thoughts to assist with this decision. Many Thanks, Corey.

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