One of my guys at work has a son who's attending Georgia Tech as a mechanical engineering student...he's currently using a Toshiba laptop (sorry I don't have any of the specs on it except that it's running winxp) and has found that when using CADD software the laptop seems to get overwhelmed and overheated
He's decided that he'd rather switch back to a desktop and wanted to know what kind of computer to get - if you'll notice I haven't specified between a pc or a mac
I had suggested that he probably wanted to stay with a pentium and to opt for either winxp home or pro but stay away from winxp media center
He's going to be using CADD software as well as a heavy-duty 3-d rendering software (I don't remember the name of it)
If anyone has any suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it - of course it would be lovely if someone had a suggestion for a shelf model that would be fantastic but a customized brand would be fine too
Thanks for your help!