What are the Best Laptops for Solidworks 2022? Guide

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What are the Best Laptops for Solidworks 2022? Let’s look at what you need to know before you buy, precautions, tips, and general information for buyers.

You’ll also find this article useful if you are an engineering student looking to get a suitable laptop for coursework, or maybe you are just a freelancer.

This is because the laptops we recommended for Solidworks will equally work fine for other CAD software. We have delved deep to research these laptops to enable you to make an intelligent buying decision.

Solidworks as we know it is developed by Dassault Systèmes, a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) / Computer-Aided Engineering Design (CAE) software for the design and prototyping of engineering equipment and tools. It is used by over 2 million engineers plus over 165,000 companies all over the world. Presently, Solidworks 2022 retails for $3,995, and they have packages for students for as low as $64.

With Solidworks, you’d be able to design complex engineering prototypes. Over the years, Solidworks has evolved into a solid application that engineers cannot do without. Before we proceed with the reviews for the best laptop for Solidworks 2022, let’s look at some hardware requirements for running Solidworks.  

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Comparison Table for Best Laptop for Solidworks 2022

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Latest Lenovo Thinkpad P17 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Mobile...
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MSI WS66 10TKT-081 Mobile Workstation...
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New Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation Laptop 9th Gen...
HP ZBook Power G7 Workstation Laptop (Intel i7-10750H...
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 Mobile Workstation Laptop - Windows 10...
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Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation |15.6" FHD IGZO4 |...
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Latest Lenovo Thinkpad P17 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Mobile...
MSI WS66 10TKT-081 Mobile Workstation...
New Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation Laptop 9th Gen...
HP ZBook Power G7 Workstation Laptop (Intel i7-10750H...
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Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation |15.6" FHD IGZO4 |...
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CPU: 10th Gen. Intel Core i7-10750H Processor (2.60 - 5.00 GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 12 MB Cache)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 GPU 4GB
RAM: 128GB DDR4 SDRAM
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, expandable to 1-4 monitors. Max resolution of 4K
Storage: 4TB, 2 x 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD
CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK 2.4 - 5.3GHz
GPU:NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), Finger Touch panel, 60Hz
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
CPU: Intel Core Processor i9-9880H, 8 Core, 2.30GHz-4.80GHz Turbo
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5
RAM: 64GB DDR4-2666MHz
Display: 15.6" 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge
Storage: 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H 2.60GHz Processor (upto 5 GHz, 12MB Cache, 6-core
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P620 4GB GDDR5
RAM: 64GB DDR4 2400MHz
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) 60Hz 16:9 Display
Storage: 8TB PCIe SSD
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M2200M 4GB VRAM
RAM: 64GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display: 15.6" Full HD IPS (1920x1080) Anti-Glare, Non-Touch Display
Storage: 1TB Solid State Drive
CPU: Intel Six-Core i7-8850H
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Display: 15.6” FHD
Storage: 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD+2TB HDD
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$2,899.99
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$1,957.97
$1,739.99
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Latest Lenovo Thinkpad P17 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Mobile...
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Latest Lenovo Thinkpad P17 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Mobile...
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CPU: 10th Gen. Intel Core i7-10750H Processor (2.60 - 5.00 GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 12 MB Cache)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 GPU 4GB
RAM: 128GB DDR4 SDRAM
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, expandable to 1-4 monitors. Max resolution of 4K
Storage: 4TB, 2 x 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD
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$2,899.99
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MSI WS66 10TKT-081 Mobile Workstation...
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MSI WS66 10TKT-081 Mobile Workstation...
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CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK 2.4 - 5.3GHz
GPU:NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), Finger Touch panel, 60Hz
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
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New Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation Laptop 9th Gen...
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New Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation Laptop 9th Gen...
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CPU: Intel Core Processor i9-9880H, 8 Core, 2.30GHz-4.80GHz Turbo
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5
RAM: 64GB DDR4-2666MHz
Display: 15.6" 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 InfinityEdge
Storage: 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
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HP ZBook Power G7 Workstation Laptop (Intel i7-10750H...
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HP ZBook Power G7 Workstation Laptop (Intel i7-10750H...
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CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H 2.60GHz Processor (upto 5 GHz, 12MB Cache, 6-core
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P620 4GB GDDR5
RAM: 64GB DDR4 2400MHz
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) 60Hz 16:9 Display
Storage: 8TB PCIe SSD
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Lenovo ThinkPad P51 Mobile Workstation Laptop - Windows 10...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P51 Mobile Workstation Laptop - Windows 10...
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CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M2200M 4GB VRAM
RAM: 64GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display: 15.6" Full HD IPS (1920x1080) Anti-Glare, Non-Touch Display
Storage: 1TB Solid State Drive
Price
$1,957.97
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Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation |15.6" FHD IGZO4 |...
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Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation |15.6" FHD IGZO4 |...
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Mid-Range
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CPU: Intel Six-Core i7-8850H
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Display: 15.6” FHD
Storage: 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD+2TB HDD
Price
$1,739.99

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2019 Newest HP Zbook 15V G5 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Mobile...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation Ultrabook Laptop...
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HP ZBook 15v G5 Mobile Workstation Laptop (Core i7-8750H,...
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CPU: Intel i7-8750H 6-Core (2.20 GHz up to 4.10GHz, 9 MB Cache)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P600 4GB
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen Glossy Display
Storage: 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD+2TB HDD
CPU:Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6 - 5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 144Hz 72%NTSC Thin Bezel, close to 100%sRGB
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad Core, up to 3.6 GHz, 8M Cache
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB GDDR5
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 15.5" UltraSharp UHD
Storage: 512 GB SATA SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Cores Processor (1.8 GHz up to 4.0GHz, 8 MB Cache)
GPU: P520 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Technology LED Backlight Display
Storage: 512GB SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6 - 5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P620 4GB GDDR6
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 60Hz Thin Bezel
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
CPU: Intel i7-8750H 6-Core (2.20 GHz up to 4.10GHz, 9 MB Cache
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P600 with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen Glossy Display
Storage:256GB PCIe SSD
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$2,099.99
$1,969.89
$635.00
$1,599.99
$1,391.99
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CPU: Intel i7-8750H 6-Core (2.20 GHz up to 4.10GHz, 9 MB Cache)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P600 4GB
RAM: 32GB DDR4
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen Glossy Display
Storage: 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD+2TB HDD
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$2,099.99
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CPU:Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6 - 5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 144Hz 72%NTSC Thin Bezel, close to 100%sRGB
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
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$1,969.89
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Dell Precision M5510 WorkStation, 15.6inch UHD IGZO...
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CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad Core, up to 3.6 GHz, 8M Cache
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB GDDR5
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 15.5" UltraSharp UHD
Storage: 512 GB SATA SSD
Price
$635.00
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation Ultrabook Laptop...
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Lenovo ThinkPad P52s Mobile Workstation Ultrabook Laptop...
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CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Cores Processor (1.8 GHz up to 4.0GHz, 8 MB Cache)
GPU: P520 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
RAM: 16GB DDR4
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Technology LED Backlight Display
Storage: 512GB SSD
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$1,599.99
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MSI WF65 10TH-1201 Mobile Workstation...
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MSI WF65 10TH-1201 Mobile Workstation...
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CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6 - 5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P620 4GB GDDR6
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), IPS-Level 60Hz Thin Bezel
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
Price
$1,391.99
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HP ZBook 15v G5 Mobile Workstation Laptop (Core i7-8750H,...
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CPU: Intel i7-8750H 6-Core (2.20 GHz up to 4.10GHz, 9 MB Cache
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P600 with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
RAM: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen Glossy Display
Storage:256GB PCIe SSD
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CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display
Storage: 512GB Nvme SSD
CPU:AMD Ryzen 7 R7-3750H
GPU:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 15.6” full HD (1920x1080) 120Hz IPS type display
Storage:256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
CPU:Intel Core i7-10750H 6 Core
GPU: GeForce RTX 2070 MQ 8GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 5.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz
Storage: 512 GB SATA SSD
CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Edition
GPU:Intel Iris Plus Graphics/AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics
RAM: 8GB
Display: 15” touchscreen Full HD (1920x1080) Display
Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics with 6 GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display:15. 6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6-5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8G GDDR6
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display:15.6" FHD IPS-Level 144Hz
Storage:512GB NVMe SSD
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$724.00
$1,299.00
$1,616.99
$1,199.00
$1,264.00
$2,299.99
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CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS Display
Storage: 512GB Nvme SSD
Price
$724.00
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ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 120hz Full HD IPS-Type, AMD...
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CPU:AMD Ryzen 7 R7-3750H
GPU:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Display: 15.6” full HD (1920x1080) 120Hz IPS type display
Storage:256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
Price
$1,299.00
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Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop 2020: Intel Core i7-10750H...
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CPU:Intel Core i7-10750H 6 Core
GPU: GeForce RTX 2070 MQ 8GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display: 5.6" FHD 1080p 144Hz
Storage: 512 GB SATA SSD
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$1,616.99
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD...
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CPU:AMD Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Edition
GPU:Intel Iris Plus Graphics/AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics
RAM: 8GB
Display: 15” touchscreen Full HD (1920x1080) Display
Storage: 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
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$1,199.00
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CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics with 6 GB
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
Display:15. 6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit IPS display
Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
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$1,264.00
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CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6-5.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8G GDDR6
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Display:15.6" FHD IPS-Level 144Hz
Storage:512GB NVMe SSD
Price
$2,299.99

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What are the Best Laptops for Solidworks
Solidworks 2022 allows you to model and render engineering component parts and assemblies for the engineering industry.
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2 thoughts on “What are the Best Laptops for Solidworks 2022? Guide”

  1. Good options here… I was thinking, what about the Surface Book? Will it run Solidworks? I’m asking because a friend of mine has it and I was thinking of getting one. Great article though…

    1. Thanks Lloyd. Ok, as for your question, don’t really know which model of Surface Book you are referring to. Yea actually, the Surface Book 3 has a 10th Gen Core i7 Processor and GTX 1650Ti GPU. The processor is ok, but the problem might be with the GPU.
      Solidworks runs better on a Quadro card, compared to a Geforce GPU. The Geforce series are engineered to run games excellently, not CAD apps. Surface Book 3 will still run Solidworks, but performance is not guaranteed because the GTX cards are not certified for Solidworks.
      Thanks

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