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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Hiya, im in a need to a laptop fairly soon (within the week ideally). Spec wise, i dont have the luxury to choose. but the budget is sub £300 (ideally lower the better). I'll use it mostly for work i.e. SolidWorks. It'll be nice if it can run a few dated games (CS: Source) but im not expecting it to run any new high specc'd games as im more of a console gamer.
Dont mind Vista,
size isnt an issue.. perhaps weight is though.. I was thinking of those tiny ones before Epee's? but im not sure if that has enough power to do much more than surf the net..!

I've never bought a laptop in my life as i've always had hand me downs (only used for surfing the net), so i have no idea what to look for in a laptop (except the obvious weight/size/power issues) Most of the work i've been doing is on the pc but currently the enviroment at home isnt that suited for working...............

Thanks for your help! - PS im a Windows fan, I can work linux and other OS's but i prefer not to.. I hate macs :-P
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago

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The eee PCs and similar have loads more power than is required to surf the net, but the cheaper/smaller ones like the maplin minibook or the Elonex OneT+ are pretty much at the limit of their capabilities doing that (and can't run windows so are of no use for solidworks).

There's a review here (third from the bottom) saying they were running solidworks on an eee 901 just fine. Looking at the SolidWorks System Requirements though it seems highly dependant on the complexity of the scenes you're using though.

For normal laptops, not netbooks, at sub-£300 you're not going to get anything other than a 15", or possibly a 14", weighing around 2.5-3kg if you're buying new so that's not something to decide on. You do want to look at the build quality, quality of the keyboard (if you do a lot of typing) and battery life though.

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