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Purchase Template: Laptop for college student (heavy software)

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#1 tdiguc


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:07 PM

Hi all!  Im in need of a laptop and not too sure what to get.  Trying to keep the budget between 600-1000$.  i know that i need alot of storage and fast processor. The Laptop i want should be  able to handle multiple software at one time, and hopefully also do a little gaming.


Laptop should be able to run applications such as (maybe at the same time):


- solidworks, excel, matlab, simulink, etc.


- high graphic games


Any advice would help. thanks guys


ps - so far i only looked at 


Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 4GB NVIDIA Graphics - 1080p


Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 - 15.6" - i5-7300HQ - GTX 1050 - 8GB - 1TB+8GB Hybrid HDD - Red



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#2 sasschary


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:16 PM

Sounds like you may be an engineer, as I am...


I'm probably not the best qualified person to suggest laptops, but I can tell you what laptop I have, which is able to run MATLAB, Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD, Eagle, and other engineering software. I'm also able to game on it. It's about a year and a half old now, so you could probably get a newer and better system now (especially if you don't care about a touchscreen and tablet conversion, which my laptop have). But, I have an Asus Q553U. It's got a NVIDIA Geforce 940m 2G, 12 gigs RAM, and an i7.


I've had that laptop for the past year and a half or so, and it has worked just fine for any engineering work I've needed to do, and I can game on it decently well, although not on highest settings.


Hope this helps.



#3 Kilroy


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:37 PM

Here a better Dell Inspiron 15 7000.  What you want is 8GB of RAM and a Solid State Drive.

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