Lenovo U410...bad idea?
September 30, 2012 9:56 AM Subscribe
Lenovo U410 for AutoCAD and SolidWorks?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need a new computer ASAP to run the AutoDesk suite (AutoCAD, Inventor) and Solid Works. These are 3D modeling software, but I don’t think they’re too graphics intensive. I think the Lenovo U410 will work, and I’m considering the following specs: 8GB ram, 5400rpm HDD + 32GB SDD, i5 processor.
I'm considering Lenovo because it consistently gets praised here.
I think this will be adequate. Things I don’t think I’ll be that concerned about: 14” screen, not having the awesome touch pad of my MacBook Pro, not having a backlit keyboard, only having a 3-5 hour battery life.
One thing I’m concerned with is not having an optical drive. I have an old iMac with an optical drive, and it’s running Snow Leopard. How hard will it be to install Solid Works from an .iso, or over the network?
Have you owned or used this computer? Do you love/hate it? Anything I’m not considering?