Need a Laptop for Programming Course... HELP NEEDED ASAP

JayDee17

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I am attending a 2 year college course for Computer Programming. I am required to have a laptop for the course with specific needs. I need some help finding the right machine and laptops are not my area of much knowledge. I live in Canada and have a budget in the $1000 dollar range, I have posted the requirements below, thanks for any help.

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED HARDWARE

Intel I7 processor with chipset that must support Intel Virtualization Technology
8 GB of ram (16 GB preferred)
1 TB hard drive
CDRW/DVDRW combo drive
10/100 Auto Sensing Network Card
10/100 A/G/N Standard card (one of these standards will suffice)
Discrete Video Chipset 256 MB or Shared 512 MB
One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit or Windows 8
Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2013. In either case look for a version that includes Access, (student license).
 
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