Is the i7 Sandy Bridge Laptop Good for CAD?

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Many people have argued over the success of the Sandy Bridge architecture which has and is being currently developed by Intel, but the truth is that nowadays you can’t find a more powerful device than the Intel i7. With high demands on hardware, CAD programs are very hard to use on a regular device, so we will have to ask, how good is the i7 Sandy Bridge laptop for CAD?

First of all, CAD software stresses all the hardware of a computer – from CPU to RAM and graphics card, so you will have to acquire a good combination for your PC to be able to easily run CAD. If you are thinking of a netbook, then you’ve heavily undershot your budget. While netbooks are easy to carry around, the tiny Intel Atom CPU is nothing when compared to the powerful Intel i7. Try to size your budget and requirements according to your needs and remember to always check the requirements sheet of the software your are trying to run.

Second of all, in many cases an i7 Sandy Bridge laptop is one of the best products you can find on the market, but it also depends on the RAM you have. Over 4GB or RAM are required for many software products such as Inventor or SolidWorks 2011, but anything over 4GB is good for the future. The graphics card will have to come with over 1GB of dedicated RAM

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