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Which processor is good for Pro-E

ksarita20

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Planning to buy laptop. Could any one tell me which processor is good. When comparing Intel Centrino and AMD Athlon XP-M which one is betterfor pro-e. Also what is optimal screen size needed for display in pro-E.
 

dr_gallup

Moderator
I've got an HP ZD7000. This is one of the best laptops for Pro/E because of the large display, numeric keypad, desktop processor and OpenGL graphics card. Mine has a desktop P4 3.2 MHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HD, nVidia GeForce FX Go5600 (128 MB) graphics card and 17" display at 1440 x 900 resolution. It's better than my workstation at work except for the display size. Now you can get the 17" display with 1680 x 1050 resolution!

The down side of this machine is size, weight and battery life (large, heavy & short).

You can run Pro/E on smaller, less powerful laptops but I wouldn't want to.
 

wskunz

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Stay away from the Intel Centrino, we have some Dell D400 & D600 machines with 1GB RAM and it takes 4 minutes just to start Pro/E. As a point of comparison we have some Dell C840 machines with1 GB RAM and slower processors and Pro/E only takes 30 seconds to come up.


The only obvious difference is the chip type. The C series have real Intel chips and the D series we have use the Centrino chip.
 

puppet

Moderator
i have a friend who runs wf on a laptop

600mhz intel

512 ram

20 gig hdd





runs fine for small assemblies with not too complicated features
 

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