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Old 20th July, 2006, 10:43 AM
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New Laptop and Desktop

Well my soon to be employer will be buying me amoung things, a new laptop and desktop.

On both I need to be able to run CPU, GPU, RAM, and Hard drive intensive programs specfic to CMM operation. Along with Cad software, Mastercam, Solid works, and DNS. Both will also be used for software and compatibility testing, hardware testing, and recovery of other systems.

For the laptop, I am considering a Dell. Preferably the D620. I think the Dual Core, 1gig ram, 60gig 7200rpm drive, a 256mg graphics card, and upgraded screen would fit my requirments.

For the desktop I am completly undecided. Build it or buy a dell?? I would like to stick with Intel due to the other systems at the office. I just quoted out a Dell Optiplex at $900. Dual Core 2.8, 1gig 533 DDR2, 160gig HD, DVD, 20" LCD, XP Pro. Could I do better? Theoreticaly I have a lcd already (KVM attached to servers). I am almost considering sticking with just a old GX520 I have laying around and keep the laptop as the power house... But... If I can get it funded, . So give me some good recommendations. Im looking for speed, performance, and cost. I would like 2 gigs ram, atleast 300 gigs of hard drive space, and a 256mg video card.

I have gigabit ethernet for both when in the office or at home and Cisco AP1200's for wireless. Should be interesting to see what I end up with.
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Old 20th July, 2006, 08:38 PM
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Well my company got me an alienware 7700 laptop. It's nice it has a 17 inch widewsceen panel and a desktop processor. You can load them up with 2 hard drives for extra space or raid 0 for 320g or raid 1 for 160g. they have nice graphics cards with 256 or 512 mb ram.

I use it with solid works and it works great! Not to mention it tears it up in BF2! That would be my choice again if I had to make one.

The only downside is that it is a little heavy for a laptop but so what? Be a man!
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