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Is this a good laptop spec for a CS major?

WittyUsername01WittyUsername01 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in College Computers
Dell Studio 1550

CPU: i3 350M @ 2.27 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD Mobility 5470
RAM: 8GB DDR3 667 MHz (I know, really slow)

I bought this thing back in 2010, and it has served its purpose as well as I could as of it. I'm hoping to go to NCSU for Comp. Science. I'm also planning on building a more beefy desktop for use in the dorm. Will this laptop work for Comp. Science?
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Replies to: Is this a good laptop spec for a CS major?

  • WittyUsername01WittyUsername01 Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    bumpity bump
  • bl4ke360bl4ke360 Posts: 679Registered User Member
    Probably yes
  • Ananya1995Ananya1995 Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    that i3 is quite meh, especially since there have been two new generations since its release.

    You might want to get a new laptop. However, if you are building a beefy desktop, then this would probably be fine, though you may as well get a smaller and lighter laptop companion.

    TBH, just buy a powerful laptop and skip on a desktop.
  • AndrewLewAndrewLew Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    GPU doesn't matter much unless you're doing HPC in which the department usually has computers... I would try for at least a second gen i5. GPU isn't very important by the way.
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