Looking for an everyday laptop...which will run SolidWorks?
by ScarletHart - 7/21/13 2:57 PM
Just wondering if anyone can give me some advice on laptops? My trusty Dell recently died on me - I'm an engineering undergrad so would ideally like something which could cope with some basic CAD stuff in SolidWorks (no fancy simulations or renders), but otherwise the laptop would be mainly used for general internet/office uses, no gaming or heavy video editing or anything like that.
I've been looking at a few laptops with 3rd gen i5 processors, 8 GB RAM and 750 GB - 1TB hard drives - my main query is whether I need to get a dedicated graphics card or whether the intel HD 4000 ones these come with will do?
Portability/battery life/optical drives don't concern me too much, but ideally I'd like it to be under £600 (and available in the UK!)
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.