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I'm an engineering student and I am planning to buy a laptop for college. 

We have machine design in our course this year. So please any fellow Mechanical engineering student suggest me as to whether I should go for a laptop with an i5 8300h and gtx 1050 graphics card or for an i7 without discrete graphics.

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Best is to follow the requirements for the program(s) you'll be using. Some basically demand a GPU, some don't.

When you say 'machine design', my mind automatically goes to some AutoCAD program and the 2D ones don't really need a videocard as much, the 3D ones usually do. it also depends on how detailed your model is; in terms of how many parts.

 

LTT did a good video on gaming cards vs. Quadro cards for Inventor:

This might help, but you just search for comparisons between systems for your program of choice.


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In my experience, you'll almost certainly be served better by the more powerful GPU for most CAD work, but this will depend on the software packages you'll be using. Your university might also have high powered desktops that you can use for these applications, you can likely search their website or ask your professors about this.


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1 hour ago, Yukihira said:

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Location? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life? Does your workload benefit from Quadro?


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7 hours ago, Yukihira said:

I'm an engineering student and I am planning to buy a laptop for college. 

We have machine design in our course this year. So please any fellow Mechanical engineering student suggest me as to whether I should go for a laptop with an i5 8300h and gtx 1050 graphics card or for an i7 without discrete graphics.

Depends on your budget really, I always suggest laptops with a Quadro GPU for engineering students as that can run programs like Autocad, Soiidworks, etc. with ease.

 

what's your budget maybe we can recommend something suitable.


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21 hours ago, Yukihira said:

Budget is around 60k INR

Pls answer correctly:

On 1/16/2019 at 11:37 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Location? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life? Does your workload benefit from Quadro?


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Intel Core i5 8300H 2.3-4.0GHZ Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS Samsung 8GB DDR4 2666MHZ RAM SC Samsung PM981 NVMe 256GB SSD+Seagate ST1000LM035 1TB 5400RPM HDD (spare)

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