Laptop or Gaming PC for 3d Software?


#1

Hi,

I needed some advice as to whether to buy the following laptop or a gaming pc for a particular software which uses a 3D card. I'm not sure whether it comes under CAM/CAD, but I think it does.

The system recommendations for this software are:

- Desktop:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7500(2.93GHz,1066MHz,3MB) – 4Gb Ram -

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB) – 4Gb Ram -

AMD Phenom X4 9850 – 4Gb Ram –

For each of these PCs should be a graphics card / video with 512MB or higher compatible DirectX and OpenGL

- Laptop:

Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 (2.80GHz,1066MHz,6MB) – 2Gb Ram – Video card with 512MB or higher DirectX and OpenGL

- Accessories:

DVD reader

HardDisk - 20 Gb

Internet - ADSL 640 Kb or more

- Operating Systems supported:

Windows XP sp3

Windows Vista sp2

Windows 7

I am not sure whether these are the latest recommendations. But they are a good reference point.

[update: I asked them and they say that the "above specifications are still recommended. Of course, if you buy a more powerful PC, it will run better."]

Now I have the option to buy this DV6:

HP Pavilion DV6-3140SE / 3141SE / 3142SE

Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor (3M Cache, 2.53 GHz)

4 GB DDR 3, 500 GB Hard Drive 7200,

Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support,

15.6" diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366 x 768),

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 Graphics 1 GB,

5-in-1 Digital Media Reader, Lan, WI-FI,

Blue Tooth, Camera With Microphone,

3 USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI, E-SATA, Altec Lansing speakers,

Windows 7 Home Premium, 1 Year Warranty.

Price: Rs. 73,500/

Or the gaming PC's on this Galaxy page:

http://galaxy.com.pk/gaming-pc.htm

Please could someone recommend me what to buy? The laptop or the PC? Which will be better? If you recommend a PC, then which one? (which configurations from the galaxy list? (Best value for money?)

Many Thanks.


#2

Buy a PC. it is made for such purpose. Laptop is low powered PC with portability.