I’m an engineering student who wants to run professional design and manufacturing systems

I am an engineering student entering into either mechanical or ocean naval architecture. I need a new laptop able to run programs such as SolidWorks and some games, such as Civilization 5 and Stellaris. In addition, it needs to be portable and have good battery life.

I’ve started comparing laptops and think I’ve found a potential candidate: a Lenovo Yoga 730 with an eighth-generation Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX-1050 4GB graphics card. Are these good specs for what I’m looking for? Rhya

There’s still a clear divide between ultra-thin-and-light laptops that double as tablets and high-performance laptops designed for running serious software, and you’re looking at the wrong side of it! I like Lenovo’s touch-screen Yoga laptops, and I own a bright orange one. It’s great for email, word processing and web browsing on the move. It’s not really suitable for running heavyweight programs like SolidWorks, where “16GB or more” is the minimum recommended memory.

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