Engineering laptop

By Articfrost
Aug 2, 2010
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  1. So I need a good computer for my Nanoengineering course and I'm not to sure about what would be the best deal. my price range is about $1000-$1400.

    I was looking at making a customized Sony Vaio:

    Intel® Core™ Quad i7-740QM processor (1.73GHz)

    Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional


    4GB (2GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1333

    320 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive [7200 rpm]

    DVD +/- R DL / DVD +/- RW / DVD-RAM Drive

    16.4" VAIO Premium Display (1920x1080) Full HD

    NVIDIA® GeForce® 330M GPU (1GB VRAM)

    Keyboard Backlight

    Large Capacity Battery

    So i have a 2Tb external drive so i dont need extra memory. The reason i'm asking is because i've never owned a laptop, even for that matter a laptop, and there has been a lot of hate for Sony so..... any help would be appreciated
  2. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Memory and storage capacity are two entirely different things, but I agree you have plenty of both (4GB RAM, 2+TB storage).
    Engineering is about crunching numbers, and even the most basic laptop will do that very well, so we need to know what software you'll be using, especially any auto-cad type programs.
    I'm not a Sony fan either.

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