[FoRK] Computer for College Student
marty at halvorson.us
Fri Jul 30 11:37:37 PDT 2010
Jeffrey Kay wrote:
3) Give her a real desktop computer (probably give her my quad-core
desktop system, giving me an opportunity to get something more
powerful)with a monitor and a netbook to take to class for notes. Again,
I?d have to set up networking between the two computers so she could
move files back and forth, which might be overly complicated. She also
tends to like to sit on her bed and do her work, rather than at a desk.
This would be my first choice. I have a daughter in college working
towards an interior design degree. Before that she was working on a
landscape design degree. And before that an urban design degree. All
of which involve architectural drafting with Autocad. Doing Autocad on
a laptop is quite painful, as my wife, an architect, will cheerfully
testify. The architecture computer lab at my daughters school is loaded
with high-end systems with huge amounts of RAM and big monitors.
Autocad eats megabytes in large quantities when it runs. The resultant
files are not so small either. The student version of Autocad will work
only for the first few classes. The professional version is quite pricey.
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