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What should I look for in a laptop for running Creo?

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What should I look for in a laptop for running Creo?

I am a high school students looking for a laptop for college next year. I know I am going to be doing a lot of CAD work (this year, in FIRST robotics, I am using Creo) in mechanical engineering, so I need something powerful, but also something I can carry around.

 

I am stuck between these two laptops:

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NP900X5L-K02US-Notebook-Laptop-Silver/dp/B01AWGXNH8/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_p...

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019O7V4EU/ref=pd_cp_147_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0V3GS4FW408SDVYYRM...

 

Both laptops are 15 in and have 8 gigs of RAM. The LG laptop has a weaker processor, but has a number pad, which I have never cadded without.

 

If there are any laptops for under or around $1000 that are light (less than 3 pounds) and are CAD friendly, please mention them.

 

Thanks!

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Re: What should I look for in a laptop for running Creo?

PTC has a recommendation list for supported computers. One source of complaints is over the graphics subsystem. I don't know how well the latest versions of software on the latest versions of OS and hardware, et al, perform. I do know that Nvidia professional processors have fewer problems; even the lowest of them, while AMD and Intel have more compatibility complaints. Main suggestion -check PTC's list. http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/161492/en/creo3_hw_notes.pdf

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Re: What should I look for in a laptop for running Creo?

PTC has a recommendation list for supported computers. One source of complaints is over the graphics subsystem. I don't know how well the latest versions of software on the latest versions of OS and hardware, et al, perform. I do know that Nvidia professional processors have fewer problems; even the lowest of them, while AMD and Intel have more compatibility complaints. Main suggestion -check PTC's list. http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/161492/en/creo3_hw_notes.pdf

Re: What should I look for in a laptop for running Creo?

I would look for dedicated graphics vs. built-in Intel graphics. I've never had good luck working on machines with Intel graphics. My personal preference is Nvidia. I have never had a problem with an Nvidia graphhics system and for me, they are the best you can buy.