chopin wrote:Greetings,I am buying my son a laptop for college. He will be studying architecture and doing CAD. He also lilkes the latest games. Is there anyone out there who has a recommendation on Dell laptop configuation for these things? We have been looking at the E1705 in particular, and are unsure of its capabilities.Any input from someone with experience in CAD or high-end gaming would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance!Chopin
Message Edited by Entropy42 on 06-09-200601:43 PM
Thanks to all who wrote: tigerwolf7, Entropy42, tonebalone and sblive... Very helpful input.
I can see that the reality is a laptop isn't the right place to expect to do CAD. So, I'll try and build a good gamer with the best video capabilities and hope it is useful. I don't know anything about architecture and hopefully after a few years my son will, and he will know what he needs in computer hardware and software.
Again, is there any recommendation on processor speed? My inclination is to go with at least 2.0 Ghz dual core, and 2 gigs of RAM, along with the video card you mentioned.
Finally, is the E1705 the way to go, or one of the new (expensive) XPS laptops?
Thanks again to everyone. I really appreciate it.
Message Edited by chopin on 06-10-200612:42 PM
Message Edited by chopin on 06-10-200612:43 PM
Message Edited by chopin on 06-10-200612:44 PM
Message Edited by parkerti on 06-11-200610:06 AM
Message Edited by parkerti on 06-11-200610:08 AM
thanks for that. It does make sense to go with XPS support.
I'll run a price check, as you suggested. I suspect they'll be pretty close, and end up going with the XPS. Definitely will get maximum warranty coverage.