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Need help picking a Workstation laptop for 3D-CAD purposes

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May 29, 2007 8:16:23 PM

First post so be gentle ;) 

Just got the great news that I'm going to China for an intermship, I'm currently Studying for Industrial Product Engineer in Rotterdam. And I really need a mobile workstation for me to work on in China.

Programs I use a lot:

3D-CAD:
UGS NX4 (should become NX5)
NX Nastran 4.1
Solidworks 2007
Mold Adviser 7.1
Part Adviser 7.1

Adobe:
Acrobat reader
Photoshop CS3

Office:
Word 2007
Excell 2007
Powerpoint 2007
Outlook 2007

The heavy ones are NX4 (formaly unigraphics) and NX Nastran 4.1.

I need a laptop workstation because all there software is in Chinese and I of course can learn chinese in 3 months.

I am awaiting your toughts.

Kind regards,

Frank Eisenga
Student Industrial Product Engineering University of Rotterdam
Netherlands
May 30, 2007 8:36:25 AM

I heard some roumors about Quadro cards for laptops, some brands like HP say they install them in laptops but I can't find the price tags for those laptop...
May 30, 2007 9:39:58 AM

Dell Precision M90
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May 30, 2007 9:47:51 AM

I'd be talking with my local HP, NEC and Fujitsu distributers. (not dealers...) One might include IBM / lenovo in that mix. Get some professional advice.

Ask nicely, they'll help is my experience.
May 30, 2007 11:37:08 AM

As I am a Industrial Product Engineer (Designer) in the making I can't really picture myself with the Dell Laptop... Appart from it's ability to house a powerfull quadro card it just doesn't look... well... inspiring.

Thanks anyway but Dell just isn't my thing really...
May 30, 2007 1:19:48 PM

Some of the new Thinkpads have the ati mobility fire gl v5250.
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