View Full Version : Laptop advice

04-05-2006, 09:28 AM
Sorry to bug about laptops again.

My brother wants a laptop. Mainly to run solidworks (http://www.solidworks.com/pages/services/SystemRequirements.html).

They seem to only recommend workstation graphics cards for solidworks, but I don't see any of them in laptops.

I assume a budget laptop graphics card will be better than onboard, so we are wanting a laptop, with a graphics card, with decent enough specs (doesnt matter if it is a wee bit slow), for under $2000.

Know any good ones?

So far I have found this:
Asus A6000 (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/44590f1d0f1f13422740c0a87f990694/Product/View/XC3794). Not sure if it is a good price though, havn't look around yet.

It says it has an NVidiaŽ GeForce 7300 with TurboCache supporting 256MB TurboCache Memory. That doesn't mean the gfx card has 256mb does it, it just means that it's shared memory, like onboard gfx?

04-05-2006, 09:48 AM
The Dell Precision M65 has workstation graphics.

04-05-2006, 10:12 AM
Link? I don't see any laptops on dell with that name.

05-05-2006, 09:34 AM
Try here (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/precn_m_nz?c=nz&l=en&s=bsd)

05-05-2006, 11:01 AM
Disk Smith are hard to beat with notebook prices:


Toshiba with Graphics card and Duo processor. $2198.