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Before buying a new laptop for engineering work...

  1. Jul 14, 2016 #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?
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2016 #2
    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.
     
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