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Laptop Specification

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10-08-2012 02:36 AM

Gentlefolk,

 

My IT guy is suggesting this as a suitable laptop for running Inventor - any opinions?:

 

  • Asus G75VW-91121Z-16GB
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD 3D 16:9 Full HD 3D(1920x1080 120Hz) LED Backlight
  • CPU: Intel®  Quad Core™ i7-3610 QM ( 2.3GHz )
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 M 3GB dedicated
  • Storage: 2 TB
  • Memory: 16GB
  • OS: 64bit Windows 7  Ultimate
  • Thunderbolt  x 1

Many thanks,

 

Tref.

 

 

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sbixler
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-08-2012 04:35 AM in reply to: Tref.

Processor is on the slow side.  Go for the fastest processor you can get, even if it's fewer cores; Inventor mostly uses just one (rendering and drawing view generation will use additional, if available).

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rmerlob
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-09-2012 11:16 PM in reply to: sbixler
Wouldnt the core i7 turbo boost get activated while using a single core?, also, doesn't stress analysis get multicore support now? that could make more cores a little better Just out of curiosity, how big of an assembly are you planning on handling?
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-10-2012 12:40 AM in reply to: rmerlob

Thanks for teh comments - our IT guy is looking for an alternative now (with faster processor). It seems lame in comparison to many, but a typical large assembly for us is in the region of 600 components. Unfortunately it isn't a dedicated CAD machine and has to run office, email, internet etc as well, and I am expected to quickly open up assemblies and drawings from other products than the one I am working on for troubleshooting purposes.

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sbixler
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-10-2012 05:23 AM in reply to: Tref.

If you need your computer to multi-task, then I would strongly recommend a SSD for the primary drive (operating system and applications).  I just put one in my new home computer a couple of months ago, and the difference in booting, opening programs, etc. is really noticeable.  I used a 120 GB SSD, but for a work computer I'd go with the 240 - 256 range.

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rmerlob
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-10-2012 12:09 PM in reply to: Tref.
Haha, that's not lame at all, I would love to work somewhere like that (**** third world country) I work at a foundry and assemblies are around 15 parts lol.

On topic, I find it hard to believe that pc couldn't handle 600 parts, but if a faster equal cored processor is available then by all means go for it just to be safe.
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Re: Laptop Specification

10-25-2012 05:54 AM in reply to: rmerlob

OK, spec that I am now being offered:

 

Dell Mobile Precision M4700

3rd gen Intel Core i7-3940XM Processor (3.00GHz Turbo, 8MB)

NVIDIA Quadro K2000M with 2GB GDDR3

1920 x 1080 LCD,

16GB 1600MHz DDR3

750GB 2.5inch Serial ATA (7.200 Rpm)

 

How does that sound?

Many thanks,

Tref.

 

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Re: Laptop Specification

10-25-2012 06:04 AM in reply to: Tref.

Still would recommend SSD for OS and applications-- much faster.

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Re: Laptop Specification

10-26-2012 08:02 AM in reply to: sbixler

Thanks, I've asked our IT guy to look at that to see if it is an option...

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