Top Best Laptops for Mechanical Engineers and Mechanical Engineering Students

Laptop Requirements for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers and engineering students mainly have to perform work on design and simulation software like AutoCAD, Catia, and even EXCEL. These software programs require huge storage (a few Gigabytes) and they also consume a large amount of memory to run. That is why, it is better to buy a laptop which has the capacity run at least these software smoothly.

In a nutshell, this means i3 or i5 processor at a minimum, 6-8 GB of RAM and various connectivity tools.

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A laptop for engineering students should have at least:

  • 3 GHz CPU/Processor Speed or at least i5 or i7
  • 500 GB Hard Disk drive
  • 6 GB RAM

How much does a laptop for mechanical engineering cost?

All in all, a typical laptop for engineering students or engineers would cost anywhere from $800 to $2000! Just make it worthwhile – you don’t buy laptops every year, just once. So be happy with your investment. It will pay off in a few years.

HP Laptops

This brand has built trust all around the world among laptop users. It is well known in electrical appliances production. HP notebooks have unique features and well-designed controls that make it a better choice compared to ACER and Dell. The company is very old in the business and respected, and characterized by a large number of subsidiaries and distribution outlets worldwide.

HP Envy TouchSmart 17, Model: Envy – 17t Touch CTO

Back in 2013, HP introduced a series of Envy Touchsmart laptops whose best feature was “affordability”. For just around $900, you could have up to 16GB of RAM (DDR3) and even the latest 4th Generation Intel i7 processor. Add its Beats Audio speakers on top of that.

HP Envy - 17t Touch

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Two years later in 2015, it has released the same specs but in advanced 5th-Generation i7 processorThe turbo boost capability has increased from 3.1 GHz to 3.4 GHz, speakers are upgraded to sub-woofers and the memory size has been increased to 1024 GB. Other additions to this model of HP Envy Touchsmart 17 are DVD/Bluray writer, 4GB of Nvidia GeForce GTX850M graphics adapter, and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8 – making it a versatile contender for laptops for mechanical engineering students.

ASUS Laptops for Engineering Students

Asus ROG DH71 Gaming Laptop

“ROG by Asus” has already another name for high-end gaming laptops. This DH71 version was rolled out as a successor to its highly popular touchscreen and non-gaming DH71 version from 2013.


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No matter you work on your design and drafting or even play HD video games in 1080p for half a day, you can rest assured that this laptop won’t overheat. The sound management system offers ways to hook up external speakers and woofers. The in-house software lets you adjust bass, equalizer, pitch, volume without the need for any external program. The speakers are backed by industry’s versatile Asus Sonic Master technology.

Not to forget, the power of the ultra-fast III generation Intel’s i7 processor with speed up to 3.60 Giga-Hertz.

You will be amazed that this gaming laptop weighs just about 6 pounds and is highly portable with its 15.6-inch screen. Contains 3 USB 3.0 ports and genuine Windows 8. This laptop is also available for free upgrade to Windows 10 OS. Another great thing about this laptop is its long 8 hours battery life, backed by the fastest i7 processor and 12 GB of powerful DDR3 RAM.


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