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# 19246 11-Feb-2008 10:08
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Hi there,
I will be needing a laptop for my final 2 years of uni and need it to be suitable for CCAD type programs which include 2d and 3d rendering and
animations. Have included system requirements for programs we use at uni to give you an idea of what it would need to run.
I quite like the one below and have had people tell me its one of the best. Would this be a good option for my needs?
I appreciate your help.
  • HP Pavilion dv9725TX NB
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.5Ghz
  • RAM: 4GB DDR2 (2 Dimms)
  • HDD: 500GB 5400RPM
  • Display: 17.0" WXGA+ High Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
  • Optical: HD DVD ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R⁄RW Double Layer 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 512MB dedicated graphics
  • Networking: Integrated 10⁄100⁄1000 Gigabit LAN
  • Wifi:Yes
  • Webcamera: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Card Reader: Integrated 5-in-1 digital memory reader slot (xD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO)
  • I⁄O: 4 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, IEEE 1394, RJ-11 ⁄ Modem, RJ-45 ⁄ Ethernet, 1 Headphone jack with SPDIF, 1 Headphone jack (additional), 1 Microphone jack, Consumer IR, S-Video Output, AC Adaptor, Integrated HP Mobile Remote Control
  • Operating System: Windows® Vista™ Ultimate
  • $3999 at Harvey Norman, Dicksmith etc

  • System requirements for:


    Note: Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended have the same system requirements.


    • Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon®, or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
    • 512MB of RAM
    • 64MB of video RAM
    • 1GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
    • 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card
    • DVD-ROM drive
    • QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
    • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
    • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

    Rhinoceros CAD

    Rhino runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:


    • Pentium, Celeron, or higher processor.
    • 200 MB disk space.
    • 512 MB RAM. 1 GB or more is recommended.
    • OpenGL graphic card recommended.
    • IntelliMouse recommended.
    • 3-D digitizer optional.
    • 3-D printer optional.

    Operating systems:

    • Rhino 4.0 runs only on Windows 2000, XP Pro, XP Home, and Vista* including an Intel Mac with BootCamp or Parallels.
      *Vista requires Rhino 4.0 Service Release 1 or above.
    • Rhino 4.0 will not run on Windows NT, 95, 98, or ME.
    • Native Windows x64 is not supported and will not be until the required development tools and libraries are available. There will be a free service release available as soon as possible after 4.0 ships. Rhino 4.0 does run as a 32-bit application on Windows x64.
    • Rhino 4.0 does not run natively on the Mac OSX, Linux, or any other operating system not listed above.

    FreeHand MX 11.0.2


    • Intel Pentium III 600MHz processor or equivalent
    • Microsoft Windows 98 SE (4.10.2222 A), Windows 2000, or Windows XP
    • 64MB of RAM (128MB recommended)
    • 100MB of available hard-disk space


    System Requirements

    • PC

    Microsoft Windows XP


    or Windows 2000

    Intel Pentium or AMD

    Athlon class processor

    512 MG RAM or greater

    Mouse Point Device

    CD-ROM Drive

    • Mac OSX 10.4


    G4 Processor

    512 MB RAM

    CD-ROM Drive

    Mouse (recommend 2 button mouse)

  • Thanks again in advance!

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      # 109810 11-Feb-2008 10:14
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    The last two pieces of software don't state Vista compatibility and with a 17" screen you may be able to find a higher resolution on other models?

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