I am about to get a Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop with the Intel HD Graphics 5500 card. Does SolidWorks run bug-free (no crashes or blue screens) on this video card?
It's not listed here so your experience may not be the best. Your best bet is to buy a mobile workstation versus a standard laptop.
Indeed, I could not find this card in the official list hence the question to the group. I do not plan to use this laptop as my main SW workstation; just for the occasional use of SW for very simple designs or mostly show assemblies to group meetings (within the SW environment so I can section/rotate/measure/edit on the fly).
I run a Intel HD Graphics 4600 in my desktop. No major issues. Not large assemblies or anything flashy or really curvy, and runs fine. I believe the 4600 may have been on the approved list when we purchased the machines.
The Lenovo X1 carbon comes with the 5500 only.
Run a comparison between the two, see what's different. I am *assuming* the 5500 is a bigger, better, faster version than the 4600, from the model # only. Very risky assumption.
The Lenovo Carbon X1 is a business laptop so I have no high hopes about its video card performance when running SolidWorks. But I wanted to get the opinions of the group if someone had already used the 5500 card for light SW work. thx.
You wanted to know if SolidWorks will run bug-free with no crashes or blue screens. The problem with using unapproved cards is that while one person may have no issues, you may have lots of issues. Using unapproved cards is usually hit or miss.
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