What computers do most teams use?

We’re trying to get new laptops for the robotics program and just wanted to know which brand most people use.

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I’d recommend pretty much anything that can run autodesk inventor and PROS


Thanks Ethan. We are more looking for specific companies. Do you by any chance know how I can create a poll? Sorry for the hassle.

Click the gear icon at the top right (next to the calendar icon) when sending a message and click build poll


This is all that I am able to see.

Maybe you can’t yet. You might have to reach a certain trust level before you can create polls.


That’s weird… not sure why it doesn’t show for you. might have to do with trust level i guess?

I see. Thank you for clearing up the confusion anonymouse!

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So are there any specific suggestions anybody has in terms of brand?

  • Lenovo
  • Dell
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Other

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does this work for what ur looking for? @Sandeep

Thanks Ethan! I was more looking for results based on companies like Lenovo, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, etc.

ok just changed it

Thanks so much! I really appreciate your help and time


Although there are a lot of factors such as budget and required spec. I would generally recommend Lenovo. In my experience I have had no issue with their computers and I know many others who have had the same experience with all their product lines (ThinkPad, Ideapad, legion etc).


Awesome. Thanks so much for the input!

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Windows is probably much better for robotics, as there’s a much bigger variety of CAD and coding softwares, so I’d say to find a computer with the most performance at the lowest price. Our team uses Dell computers, and we’ve been really happy with that


We use old Uber ATG laptops. My team’s model is a Lenovo X1 yoga, but our other teams have different Lenovo models.

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Both lenovo and dell are very strong companies if you are looking to buy several laptops for decent prices. I might include HP laptops if you are on a tight budget but some of their products lack in many areas. Many Lenovo machines are very well built and their pricing is not bad at all for some of their lower tier laptops.


+1 for lenovo products. I use a lower level thinkpad for programming and a thinkstation for CAD. very robust and sturdy machines for a solid price, would recommend.