View Full Version : Quadro Go 700 on Dell M60, how is it?

10 October 2004, 08:05 AM
Hi :)

Anyone has tried Quadro Go 700 on Dell laptors? I wanna buy this portable workstation but I don't know how is it.

Is there any bench?


10 October 2004, 08:07 AM
p.s.: I want to use it with Maya, Rhino, Studio Tools and XSI. :)

10 October 2004, 09:13 AM
it is the best laptop bar none.

I played with a friends m60 , it has the quadro 700 in it , it ran maya and xsi like a dream.

I am getting mine next week , they have a awesome deal going on right now , you can get a loaded m60 for $3000

10 October 2004, 10:14 AM
Thanks :)

Anyway, my budget is around 2200$, I don't want to spend more.

I know that the best way to order Dell laptors is by the phone 'cause they always has some promotion to save your money.

Btw, I heard that nVidia 5700 Go can be modded into Quadro Go, have you heard it too? :)
How is it?

Another question. How is Pentium M 1.5Ghz?

10 October 2004, 06:05 PM
i played with a pentium M 1.6 ghz , and it was crazy fast with maya. opens it up much faster than my desktop (dual amd 2.0)

They are also much better than p4 processors in terms of battery life and weight. And you get integrated wireless too.

10 October 2004, 10:09 PM
Hi, thanks for your reply. :)

As I said before, I haven't unlimited budget so I'll get Pentium M 1.5Ghz, it isn't so bad, doesn't it?
And probably I'll get Quadro 1000Go, if I can.
With 1Gb Ram and 60Gb 7200rpm hd.

What do you think?

I've tried to search in this forum but I haven't found anybody who have this system... :(

10 October 2004, 10:14 PM
Buy the laptop with as little RAM as possible, and install it yourself. That should allow you some extra room in your budget.

10 October 2004, 09:11 PM
Thanks for advice. :)

I think that I'll get Quadro Go 1000, is it ok?

10 October 2004, 06:13 PM
Hmm, nobody wanna speak? :(

Anyway, I've made my preorder list:

Precision M60 Pentium M 1.5Ghz 2Mb 400FSB + 15.4 UltraSharp WUXGA+ with Internal Ethernet Card
1.024Mb 333Mhz DDR Memory
60Gb HD 7200rpm
(Removable) 8X DVD / 24X CD-RW Combo Drive
128MB nVidia Quadro FX Go1000

What do you think about?
How about 1920x1200 pixel on 15'4? I've heard that Dell has an excellent display...

10 October 2004, 06:22 PM
its a good system.

For modelling\animation its overkill though. I'd get a inspiron 8600 (and did) , and use the extra money i save to get a desktop to use as a rendering machine.

10 October 2004, 06:32 PM
I just went for the newly released a Sony Vaio A270, its got an ATI Radeon 9700 and a beautiful 17" wide screen... the chip is not as good as the Quadro but Im guessing it wont be too bad as I have been able to work 3D on my old Inspiron 8200 which has a radeon 9000 chip.

You can get a nicely loaded A270 for around $2000 ... a good tip is not to buy the memory from sony, just choose the minimum memory then get one or two 1GB memory modules from (You can save up to a thousand bucks by doing this).

10 October 2004, 07:47 PM
For modelling\animation its overkill though.
Why do you think the M60 is overkill for animation and modeling? And is there a special code to get on fully loaded for $3K like you said?

-Bad Mange

10 October 2004, 08:04 PM
Why do you think the M60 is overkill for animation and modeling? And is there a special code to get on fully loaded for $3K like you said?

-Bad Mange I was thinking about buy it as well. But I, like SheepFactory, opted for the Inspiron 8600. It has the same screen, processor, but doesn't have the Quadro. The thing is loaded to the hilt and should be here soon. Total damage was around $2000 and I got to click on the top options, which is always fun. :D

The m60 I priced out before came to $4000+.

Oh, the place to snag good deals is ( Click on the Dell link. I save a bundle thanks to the site.

I'll invest the other $2000 and wait 2 years. I'm sure I'll be able to buy any damn laptop I want.



10 October 2004, 04:00 PM
I've had my P-M 1.6 with Quadro 700 for over a year now -- and I got it for $2,600. Register as a Small Business and hunt down some SB coupons (I paid 5 bucks on ebay and received an additional 300 off the price). If you want a notebook coupon, I receive them via email at least twice a month -- so just ask.

For performance, the thing is incredible. I use Maya, Max, and Houdini primarily and cannot complain in the least. No, I don't have benchmarks -- I haven't been skeptical enough because everything runs smooth.

For screen size, I have the WUXGA (1920X1200), and have gotten used to it, but stuff is small, so if you have difficulty with 1600x1200 on your desktop monitor, don't even think about it on the lappy and get the WSXGA+ instead :)

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