SolidBox vs Manufacturer Direct for CAD/CAM Workstations

People ask us almost daily, "why should I invest in a SolidBox rather than buying direct from Dell, HP, etc.?" Short answer: time-value. Time-value is a concept that is on or near the top of every CFO's priority list. If just one engineer is unable to get the job done because of computer failure, the cost of that downtime is threefold. You're not only losing just the time of the engineer, but also the time of the IT professional who is tasked with fixing the issue, and quite often, the time of o

published March 13, 2019

10th Anniversary Promotion! Limited Time Offer!

SolidBox was founded in 2009, which means we have been providing the best laptops and desktops for SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam for 10 years now! We are commemorating this huge milestone with our first promotion ever. Celebrate with us by getting our favorite accessories for free with the purchase one of our most popular models. Here's the deal: Call us today at 877-MY-SW-BOX or email us at sales@mysolidbox.com to take advantage of this limited time offer.

published February 08, 2019

A SolidBox for Dave Bear

Recently SolidBox had the opportunity to be a part of a great project in helping a Certified SOLIDWORKS Power User in need. Dave Bear lives in Australia and is a very active member of the SOLIDWORKS forum. He recently underwent brain surgery and has been without a SOLIDWORKS-capable laptop. His friend Todd Blacksher, leader of the SOLIDWORKS User Group of Nebraska, organized a fundraiser to get Dave a SolidBox. How Dave Started Using SOLIDWORKS Dave originally began using SOLIDWORKS becau

published October 08, 2018

SolidBox Laptops — Now With 50% More Cores!

For years now, SolidBox has been providing laptops purpose-built for SOLIDWORKS. Until now, all those laptops have had one thing in common: 4 processor cores. The quad-core processor has been a trusted workhorse since the beginning, but the latest generation of SolidBox laptops is moving to Intel’s newest line of mobile processors with six core CPUs. While most functions in SOLIDWORKS are single-threaded (negating some of the benefits of multi-core processors), simulation and photo-renderin

published August 21, 2018

NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver Update How To

We've been getting calls from customers reporting messages within SOLIDWORKS stating it's time to get an updated NVIDIA graphics card driver. In fact, all CAD programs lean pretty heavily on your GPU. Therefore, it's a good idea for you to always use the latest driver even if you haven't received a message. NVIDIA is regularly modifying the drivers that control NVIDIA graphics cards. Furthermore, these updated drivers are often released through their website every few weeks. Installing the late

published April 06, 2018
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