Before buying a new laptop for engineering work...

  • #1
Hi guys,

I need to buy a new laptop to work, and, after several weeks of research, finally, I have defined two different models.

The first one is a Dell Precision 15 7000
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/p...1015us_2&model_id=precision-m7510-workstation

While the second choice is this Lenovo ThinkPad P50
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/p50/

I usually use Solid Works and Auto Cad, as well as several programing softwares such as Siemens Simatic Step 7 and the ABB Automation Builder 1.2

What I mean, I won't use it to spend time on the internet or gaming.

I was wondering if I can hear your opinions about these two options in order to help me to make a decision?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
232
53
I have zero experience with Dell, but my current laptop is an entry-level Lenovo, and after almost three years of use still runs like the first day. I've never had trouble running programs like MATLAB, Polymath, SketchUp and, most recently, RSLogix and other products from Rockwell. So I would pick the ThinkPad, I'm actually planning on buying one once I graduate. I hear ThinkPads are highly regarded in science and engineering.
 
  • Like
Likes SuperDaniel

Related Threads on Before buying a new laptop for engineering work...

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
17
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
1K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
27
Views
7K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
45
Views
4K
Replies
10
Views
2K
Replies
12
Views
12K
Replies
41
Views
7K
Top