I'm looking to buy a laptop for around the £400-500 mark.
Most laptops in this range have a CPU of 1.7Ghz Intel.
Is this CPU powerful enough to run graphics and CAD programs? (2 at the same time)
I'm considering this laptop as I've found it 2nd hand.http://www.technoworld.com/laptops/...B_VGN-A517B.htm
Everything about it is great (RAM can be upgraded to 2GB) EXCEPT that the CPU is only 1.7GHz. I've never worked on a PC or laptop with less than 3GHz CPU........so will I be able to tell the difference? If yes, in what way??
I've just been asking advice - on my CAD programs' forum - about what I would need to run my CAD program (minimum spec) and here it is......
Laptop should have:
1) ATI or Nvidia dedicated graphics....at least 128MB (no integrated graphics), and 64MB is just rubbish.
2) Direct X 9.0c (I'm not certain what this is!!)
3) at least 1GB RAM
4) AMD Athlon 64 bit, but they didn't tell me what speed......and AMD better than Intel? And what is an AMD Athlon version of an Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz CPU?? e.g. Is an AMD Athlon 3400+ the same as an Intel 3.2Ghz? Not sure how to make comparisons.....
5) They said that the CPU's 'FLops are a better indication of speed than Mhz'.....what does that mean?