When looking at Dell laptops for AutoCAD, keep in mind that the system requirements will vary depending on the version of the CAD software program you own.
Since AutoCAD 2013 is the latest program, as of this writing, we will focus on how to find the best Dell notebook computer for that version.
First things we need to know before deciding on which model of Dell laptop to choose, are the system requirements of the AutoCAD 2013 program.
For the 32 bit AutoCAD program:
For the 64 bit AutoCAD program:
With this basic information, we can now narrow down which of the Dell laptops for AutoCAD is right for you and your needs.
Dell now has an new interactive tool that helps you decide which computer is best suited for what you need to do.
Using Dell's custom system builder we found that the M4700 ranged in price between $1300 and $2300, depending on preferences and add-ons.
At $1300, Dell's Precision M4700 laptop proves to be a reasonably priced AutoCAD compatible computer.
Here's what you get with the bare bones laptop:
Note: We used the AutoCAD Architecture program as the application in the Advisor, and it actually recommended building a system with the i7-3720QM Processor (Quad Core 2.6GHz, 6M cache) instead of the i5 listed above, bringing up the price of the laptop accordingly.
With all the above laptop features aimed at impressing the engineer, CAD guru or 3D modeling expert, we were hard pressed to find any lacking features.
For more information, check out this Dell laptops for AutoCAD review.
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