Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

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Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby TonyGiunta » Fri, Feb 24 2017, 7:25AM

Time for a new laptop. Am looking at new Dell xps 15 with specs below. Appreciate any advice downsides (besides price) etc. Alternative laptops? Thanks!!

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz)

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit English

16GB DDR4-2400MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)

Hard Drive
512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5

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Re: Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Fri, Feb 24 2017, 11:19AM

sounds like a solid machine to me, just check and see how much hard drive space your using right now as that 512 gig ssd will get pretty small pretty quickly.

its equivalent or better then what we are using right now
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz 8.00 GB RAM
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Re: Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby TonyGiunta » Fri, Feb 24 2017, 7:16PM

Thanks Thomas for the review. So far so good. Good point about HD.

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Re: Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby Donald Thomson » Sat, Feb 25 2017, 1:29PM

I've got 16GB RAM and Quad core processor in my design computer and eCabs really starts to slow down when I'm working on a custom room layout and start adding cabinets to it. I don't know what the magic amount of RAM and how many CPU's you need to keep performance good when working on large projects. After about 10 cabinets my work flow turns into CLICK, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. CLICK, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.
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Re: Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby TonyGiunta » Sun, Feb 26 2017, 6:10AM

Donald, I don't use the room layout feature much. These days just in cab editor and then put together a batch file. So maybe that is lighter usage then what you are doing. Thanks for input.

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Re: Need laptop advise. How are these specs?

Postby Leo Graywacz » Sun, Feb 26 2017, 1:24PM

Well Donald, you could have a 30 core computer and it won't run any faster. As far as I know eCabs is still relegated to only a single processor core by code.

I have a Dell Precision 7100 with a i7 6820HQ quad core. It says it runs at 2.8 Ghz but it shows it running at 3.2-3.3 Ghz on a regular basis. I have 16 GB ram and a 256 GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 SSD drive. That right there is what you need to have in your computer, the SSD is what will make the machine fly. I also run a NVidia Quadro M3000M video card which is a pretty pricy upgrade but makes a good difference.

I have been very happy with this setup. Especially coming from a Dell Inspiron without a separate graphics card.
Dell Precision 7710
Intel Core i7-6820HQ @ 2.70GHz 16.00 GB RAM
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
256 GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 SSD
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