I'm thinking of buying a laptop, to run SolidWorks, and I'm wondering if a
Nvidia 1500m graphics card will still be adequate when I eventually upgrade
to SolidWorks 2008?
Does anyone out there know if the 1500 will work?
Note I intend to run Windows XP not Vista.
Shame I had to sign up to a Beta to find this out, a laptop for me is a
significant investment. I'd hate to buy something that would be obosolete
within a year, within 2 years is ok though!
I did say "Eventually upgrade" - this was meant to imply I would be dragged
kicking and screaming to click that upgrade button. My gut feeling is that
2008 will not be a good year for SolidWorks users, with all those different
Operating Systems SolidWorks will have to support - Windows XP, Windows XP
(64bit), Vista 32bit, Vista 64bit (plus several sub flavors of Vista, the
names of which I don't want to educate myself about until forced to by the
Plus the earliest I'll install Vista 64bit and SolidWorks will be around
SolidWorks 2009 SPA. Without the potential extra memory benefits of Vista
64bit I really can't any point, what so ever, of any SoildWorks user using
Hopefully network rendering in Maxwell will be a lot easier after this
months release, with the new laptop I'll be able to make use of at least 2
of my 8 Maxwell licenses. That change in the licensing policy was rather
generous, for us old beta users. Now I just need to win the lottery to buy
more Pac's to run them.
Thanks for the 3 year warranty tip, I have never been able to justify a
Laptop till now (will still delay it a month, to see if I can do without
it - working for a new client) and didn't consider the problem of
reliability - so far I always fixed my PC's myself never had a warranty
issue, all failures have been after the warranty period. I can't see myself
taking a screwdriver to a laptop, well at least not until the warranty
period is over.