Re: Question for COMPUTER GEEKS and TECH STUDENTS
Nice laptop, but not for autodesk products. Look into dell's percison line and HP's mobile "workstation" models. Looks for one that features nvidia quadro fx, or and ati fire pro discrete card. You will be able to run the programs, but drivers for the 42oo series are not autodesk certified. Mobile workstations are kinda of a pain, and autdesk is slow enough to certify drivers. You will be able to run the programs, but your probably not going to be able to utilize hardware acceleration, which will make a significant difference in 3D modeling and rendering, if your only working in 2D (it doesn't seem like you are) you can run the programs with little issue.
I'm a draftsman myself, I run a C2Q9550 w/ 8 gigs of ram, a WD velociraptor, and an nvidia quadro fx 1800.
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