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Lenovo ThinkPad W541/Asus Pro PU551JH-CN021G Suitable for SolidWorks?

Question asked by Jürgen Färvers on Aug 21, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2015 by Theo Linders

Hi all,

a friend of mine is starting his design study next month and requires a laptop (student budget). Students have to use solidworks. Requirements are defined by Fontys (University) and SolidWorks.

At least I found 2 laptops according to budget.

My question: Are the following laptops suitable for SolidWorks? Does anybody have experiences with these laptops and SolidWorks?

Requirements fontys: at least I5, Win 7/8, 4GB RAM, 15" 1366x768

first choice: lenovo thinkpad w541

  • Intel Core i5-4210M Prozessor (3M Cache, bis zu 3,2 GHz) 4. Generation, Dual-Core        
  • NVIDIA Quadro K1100M (2 GB) Grafikkarte optimal für Workstations
  • 39,6cm (15,6") 16:9 Full HD (1.920 x 1.080) LED Display, matt
  • Perfekte Farben mit integriertem X-Rite® Farbkalibrator
  • 4 GB Arbeitsspeicher, 500 GB-Festplatte     
  • lichtempfindliche HD Webcam mit Gesichtserkennung      
  • USB 3.0, VGA, miniDisplayport, Dockinganschluss, Fingerabdruckscanner    
  • Tastatur mit großem multitouch Trackpad & Trackpoint mit Nummernblock      
  • Akkulaufzeit bis zu 11 Stunden
  • mit Windows 7 & 8.1 Professional

second choice: Asus Pro PU551JH-CN021G

  • Intel® Core™ i5-4210M Prozessor (Dual-Core)

    2,6 GHz mit Turbo-Boost bis zu 3,2 GHz, 3 MB Cache, 15 Watt TDP

  • 8 GB DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM

  • 500 GB SATA

  • DVD+/-RW DL Brenner

  • 39,6 cm (15 Zoll) Full-HD Display mit LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung  1.920 x 1.080 Pixel, (16:9) Widescreen

  • NVIDIA Quadro K1100M Grafik  2048 MB VRAM  HDMI, VGA

  • Altec Lansing Lautsprecher

  • Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)  Wireless LAN 802.11 ac

  • Microsoft Windows 7 + 8.1 Professional 64 Bit

 

I am thankful for all help and information, Jürgen.

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