Is this DELL laptop good for SU?


#1

Is this a good laptop for SU? A contractor friend of mine wants to get his 1st laptop for general use(PDF viewing/spreadsheet/proposals/lots of photos, etc…) & wants to learn SU. He works on residential projects & not commercial buildings.

So he would be a beginner SU user but will learn more & work on more complex projects with many objects later on.

I don’t see him use a touchscreen laptop for anything. Is that even for SU? I think money spent on a regular laptop with dedicated graphics card than is better for SU than a touch-screen laptop with Intel graphics.


  • Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
  • 8GB Single channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
  • 1TB 5.4k Hybrid HDD + 8G Cache [1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive + 8GB Embedded Flash Cache]
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
  • Win 10 Pro

Any 3- button mouse works?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions


#2

system is fine, maybe go with e.g. a 500 GB SSD instead of the SSHD.

an expensive touchscreen, which has a glossy surface, doesn’t make much sense for a non-convertible system… avoid in genereal integrated (= lame) graphics subsystems (e.g. intel HD/Iris) for 3D content creation.

Logitech is the choice.