maxwax wrote:Does anyone happen to know if any of these laptops would be suitable for turbocad?
i think the ones with firepro 5950 graphics are designed as workstations, check out reviews online. Look at benchmarks for the GPU, and ask google "will ____ GPU work with ____ " for programs.
It might not be the fastest GPU to crunch realtime numbers nowdays but I think it's a suitable GPU for drafting/designing needs and an adequate compromise if you want a laptop. Look at current models too, but they will cost 2x or 3x more!! these are business class laptops, heavy hitters. NOT consumer class fall aparts.
NOTE!! These don't have the business class warranty, consider and check if HP will extend it, because that's part of the cost of a new one, great customer service (it's above consumer level). Things like in-home service, next-day repair, etc... dells' business warranty is awesome, HP's is similar I think.
I almost bought one of these with an IPS screen fully specd out but ended up going with a desktop instead. should be very durable and customizable. go to HP's site and have a look.
I don't think these have IPS screens though, it would be good if they stated specifically what kind, TN, IPS...etc. HP uses acronyms for different screens that are manufacturer-specific so DreamColor should mean IPS, and I see nothing on the computer (little colorful pinwheel near the panel), nor in the description.
Woot mods, if these have IPS screens you would do well to specify, but it looks like none are. If I'm mistaken though, definitely tell us!