1. 2 weeks ago

    61004JAR

    Dec 31 61004A

    Anyone looking for a laptop to program with Lenovo cannot support any VEX programming languages

  2. JuiceBox

    Dec 31 Ohio 6741E

    what do you mean by this? I program off a Lenovo ThinkPad you must be having another issue.

  3. CyberHawks7983

    Dec 31 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Bakersfield, CA 7983 (A,J,K,M,R,U,W,Z)

    Is it a Lenovo Chromebook? That won't support robotC or VCS...yet.

  4. JDeuter

    Dec 31 South Dakota 6844B

    The web based robot mesh studio should run on any computer connected to the internet and can program vex cortex, v5 and even iq.

  5. tabor473

    Dec 31 V5 Beta Tester Salt Lake City OYES, WPI

    @61004JAR Anyone looking for a laptop to program with Lenovo cannot support any VEX programming languages

    @JuiceBox what do you mean by this? I program off a Lenovo ThinkPad you must be having another issue.

    Same I also use lenovo laptop.

  6. Edited 2 weeks ago by lathashivakumar

    I bet its a driver thing. The manufacturer of the laptop has nothing to do with if it can work with VEX programming. For the record, I have used a Lenovo and Dell laptop to code with no problems.

    I did have some weird experiences last year where only one out of the three USB ports on my laptop would communicate with the cortex, though. I remember having to do something in the serial device control panel to get it to work.

    I wonder why VEX is unable to make programming the Cortexes as easy as like an NXT or EV3, which FLL uses. I've helped coach an elementary school robotics team for two years, and I have never seen any issues with connecting the robot to the computer and downloading students' programs, even without admin access to the computers used by the school.

  7. Xenon

    Dec 31 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @JuiceBox what do you mean by this? I program off a Lenovo ThinkPad you must be having another issue.

    +1
    I use a lenovo thinkpad x230 and it works beautifully.

  8. 61004JAR

    Jan 1 61004A

    I’ve had my computer not even a year and every time I try any programming language it crashes, Lenovo support informed us that my laptop crashing was because of robotmesh, easyc, robotc, vexis updater, VCS and any other program I try to run

  9. Barin

    Jan 1 Arizona

    @61004JAR I’ve had my computer not even a year and every time I try any programming language it crashes, Lenovo support informed us that my laptop crashing was because of robotmesh, easyc, robotc, vexis updater, VCS and any other program I try to run

    You probably have an issue with your operating system. Consider reinstalling your OS.

  10. Xenon

    Jan 1 Long Beach, California 99999V

    @61004JAR I’ve had my computer not even a year and every time I try any programming language it crashes, Lenovo support informed us that my laptop crashing was because of robotmesh, easyc, robotc, vexis updater, VCS and any other program I try to run

    that is definitely an issue with your individual computer, not lenovo computers in general. like @Barin suggested, try reinstalling your OS

  11. 5 days ago

    97934U

    Jan 14 Nashville, TN 97934U

    I code on an expensive Alienware laptop. Most likely outside the budget of a typical student but it works well and never crashes. I also have high output USBs for a VERY fast download time. Our school uses Hp omens and they work great. I would recommend a touch screen if you can if you don't want to use a mouse because scrolling through hundreds of lines of code can get tedious.

  12. tabor473

    Jan 14 V5 Beta Tester Salt Lake City OYES, WPI

    @97934U I also have high output USBs for a VERY fast download time.

    Ya this is nonsense.

  13. Riptide

    Jan 14 Canton, Michigan 21636A

    I use a Lenovo y50 and it never crashes.

  14. G.A.T Wrenches

    Jan 14 Groton 9050 C

    custom built mini desktop and i just have a 10 inch monitor to use,

  15. FatGorilla

    Jan 14 Michigan 3333B - Butter

    A surface pro 4 works great for us

  16. Barin

    Jan 14 Arizona
    Edited 5 days ago by Barin

    Yes, just about any computer that can run a modern operating system will work. There is no point in everyone simply posting "xyz modern computer works fine."

 

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