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katiyon August 17, 2009 16:29

what should i buy?
 
for numerical solutions which kind of laptops are suit? what kind of capabilities should it has?

Michiel August 19, 2009 03:56

I think the HP elite book 8730w is one of the fastes notebooks available. Up to 8 gb ram and quad core processor.
In use the 8730w with dual core T9600 processor and for now 2 gb of ram. Works good for stuctural fem analysis and small cfd. But for more serious cases i'm short on memory, so i have to upgrade my memory.

Marcelo September 18, 2009 20:04

dell wokstation mobile... I have a m90 for 3 years and I am very happy... the new model is fantastic... or if you like more power check eurocom notebook

bramv101 September 22, 2009 05:50

Dell precision m6400. At the moment I have 24Gb and fastest proc.
dont go for less

Amiga500 September 22, 2009 06:53

If your doing sims of any appreciable size having space to upgrade and good ventilation are key benefits.

So, if your sims are big, don't. Get a big dekstop/workstation instead.



You also really don't want to be using meshing and post processing software on a small monitor (admittedly, a 2nd donkey monitor could be run from a laptop but I find it less convenient). :)





bramv - I'm surprised you've 24GB of RAM when Dell say the limit is 4x4GB... or 16GB! :confused:

Do you have 6GB DIMMs?!?!

Marcelo September 22, 2009 10:41

he must have 6x4 ddr3 tri-channel

bramv101 September 22, 2009 11:55

Just ask your dell/hp sales contact, there is more available then on the website.
And above is also true: if you have only one resource then choose a good desktop not a laptop
We have a cluster at our disposal to do the solving stage...


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