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Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of using ArcGIS 10.1 on a Dell XPS model laptop? If so, is this a good platform, or are there any particular issues. The Dell 15 comes with a Nvidia GeForce GT 640M / Intel HD 4000 graphics card. The RAM available seems fine at 8GB, 1,333MHz DDR3. I plan to use it for 3D Analyst and ArcPy scripting.

Thanks, Derek

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closed as too localized by Get Spatial, blah238, Mapperz Oct 30 '12 at 18:49

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Here are ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop System Requirements. I think though, that a question regarding a specific computer and software may be a bit localized for this site. There are other general hardware questions that may be applicable: Solid Laptop Specs for running ArcGIS, etc. –  Get Spatial Oct 30 '12 at 18:31
Fair enough. But, given that Dell is arguably the most popular consumer windows laptop with only a handful of possible models available, and that ArcGIS is a windows-only software, I think the question is appropriate. –  geo derek Oct 30 '12 at 22:13
What about when next year's model comes out? And the next? "Localized" applies to both time and space. That makes "will my computer run this?" questions a poor fit for this site, IMO. –  blah238 Oct 31 '12 at 4:37
While Dell is a popular consumer brand of laptop, the specs they use are the same as those of other OEMs. For this reason, it is more appropriate to ask the question I referenced about Solid Laptop Specs. You can then compare the specs of specific brands to the answers provided there, to see if they match. This provides info that a large number of people may be able to utilize, as opposed to just those who purchased 1 particular computer model, who happen to do GIS, which is a far narrower group. –  Get Spatial Oct 31 '12 at 17:01

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