Auto Desk, AutoCad, Civil 3D - Laptop Hardware recommendations

Posted on 2007-07-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I need to identify a laptop for our high end  users that are working with AutoDesk software-AutCAD and Civil3D, 2008. Any tried and true recommendations? Thanks.
Question by:mapalaska2003
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    You might need high end laptop system. I recommend you the IBM / Lenovo.
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    Years ago the biggest problem with autocad etc was the regeration time. As the technology developed this did not becom an issue.

    Now I have a desk top with a 2.4 CPU, dual threading and two gigs of memory. I see this as a comfortable level. Autodesk 2006 vs 2004 slows down a bit, thus the following suggstion:

    I would insure that you have a dual core cpu which is now standard and 2 gigs of memory expandable to 4 gigs. I would put the largest HD that you can afford also.

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    Dell Precision M90, Intel Core2 Duo Processor T7600 (2.33GHz/667MHz/4MB)
    2 GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 2 DIMM
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M 512MB OpenGL

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