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I'm looking for a laptop for mechanical engineering.

by jasdeep546 / December 6, 2014 9:17 PM PST

I'm looking for a laptop with good gaming too.

Confused between macbook pro 15 retina 2014(high-end macbook), and alienware 13(2014)

Any other suggestions will be good as well.

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Also alienware 17
by jasdeep546 / December 6, 2014 9:21 PM PST

Alienware 17 is also my one of the choice.

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Those are very different machines.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 2:42 AM PST

If you go with the Apple be sure your company supports that model. It would be a shame to arrive on the job and then you have to load up Windows via BootCamp and wow, you're out a few more hundred bucks.

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I'm a college student who will use solidworks and other apps
by jasdeep546 / December 7, 2014 6:41 AM PST

Problem us solidworks is not available on Mac, otherwise mac is a good device. It also lacks gaming ability even with a nvidia card in it.

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That's news to me (gaming on an Apple)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 6:57 AM PST

As to student and such, we ran SolidWorks are a fraction of the beast the common Lenovo y50 models are today.

So why not what you picked or a Y70?

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How long will this device last?
by jasdeep546 / December 7, 2014 7:09 AM PST

Is the life of this laptop good or not. I mean corruption of windows, and all those stuff.

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Re: life of laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 7:15 AM PST

It's not dependent on the manufacturer or model of the laptop how long you can use it without reloading Windows. That's mostly dependent on you, although sometimes it's just needed while no particular reason can be given. In a business environment they say they re-image it, and that's all, and that's the best way to handle Windows for you also.


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Life for a student 17 inch laptop can be very short.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 10:01 AM PST

Figure a year or two if they carry it around in the backpack. The physical stresses take an extra toll on the extra large machine. There are folk new to this that yell "say it ain't so" but hey, they don't hear the cries so let them deal with the pain later.

No matter what you get, there is always a chance something bad will get onto the machine. Only the very new to PCs run without backups or a way to restore the PC. With the cloud to keep a copy of what we can't lose, you gotta wonder how folk lose it all today. Maybe the PC isn't for everyone?

Anyhow, for a student I'd get some 15 inch model every time. Let the student that can buy a new laptop every few years get the supersize model.

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Laptop For Mechanical Engineering as well as Gaming.
by Mary12_Belcher / December 7, 2014 3:52 PM PST

It is not very easy to decide which laptop is best for you, lots of researches and knowledge's should be needed before you buy any laptop. First do a complete research then only buy a laptop which is suitable for you. Here the mackbook and alienware both are best for laptop you can also try Dell xps which is very latest. From the both you must buy mackbook pro 15, firstly you go through all its features then only buy it.

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