Laptop Requirements for AutoCAD / Solidworks 2017: Recommended Laptop Specifications for AutoCAD by university

Are you in the market looking for best AutoCAD laptop or laptop for Solidworks and too confused because there are so many laptops out there? Do not worry as the experts at mytechpartner will help you in finding the correct specifications for laptop for AutoCAD / solidworks.

Keep in mind that an expensive laptop will not necessarily give you better performance while running AutoCAD or solidworks. Laptop Requirements for AutoCAD / Solidworks 2017 are given below.

Intel i7 Quad Core processor
Windows 10 – x64 or 8 – x64
8 GB RAM Recommended, 4GB of RAM Minimum
Dedicated video processor, could be one of the following or greater: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M/K1100M or Nvidia Geforce 750M, AMD FirePro M4000 Mobility Pro
500GB hard drive
Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet (802.11 g/n)

Laptop Requirements for AutoCAD Solidworks

While having high screen resolution is not mandatory, we recommend getting a nice full HD laptop screen. This will allow you to see more data at a time. A laptop or ultrabook with full HD resolution packs so many more pixels compared to a laptop with HD panel and that is why one is able to more information on a FHD display.

And since we have provided so much information about recommended laptop specifications for AutoCAD or solidworks, here are the desired desktop specs:

Quad Core Xeon or i7 Processor
16 GB of DDR3 RAM
Windows 10 – x64 or 8 – x64
2 GB Nvidia Quadro Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M/K1100M, Nvidia Geforce 750M, AMD FirePro M4000 Mobility Pro
1 TB hard drive
Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet (802.11 g/n)

A lot of universities will tell you to disable any virus protection and firewall on your system before you start. This is because such anti virus applications will interfere during the installation process of either software. You can enable them after the installation has completed.


Posted on May 8 2017. Tagged with

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