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Chromebook for Complex Models?

edward_petrilloedward_petrillo Member Posts: 35 EDU
I'd like to achieve superior modeling performance on complex models (large assemblies, many derived parts) with a portable device.  I'm biased toward a Chromebook (fast startup, keyboard/mouse input) over tablets (don't want to use OS mobile), or a conventional laptop (don't need onboard apps, too expensive).  I've found 2Gb RAM on a Chromebook to be unsatisfactory, 4Gb adequate.  Dell offers an 8Gb Chromebook for a reasonable price.  Anyone have experience with this device?  Any insight on the anticipated benefit of more RAM? Thanks.


  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,380 PRO
    Well.. my office pc with 64gb RAM is better with Onshape than my chromebook with 4gb =)

    But I have to say this cheapish chromebook is amazingly good and a lot easier on-the-go than office pc..

    I have Thinkpad x1 yoga (with integrated LTE connection) coming in soon, I will write some insight on Ons experience/performance after proper test drive.. 
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