The School lists out required specifications as such:
General Requirements for LAPTOPS
3.0Ghz Processor (min)
4GB Memory (8GB or Higher Recommended)
100 GB Hard Drive
512MB (min) or Higher Video Card Recommended*
Monitor and or docking station is optional but useful to have at your studio desk.
The goal is under $1500, Thank you for any information you can share.
(I should mention that this is for using programs such as
Essentially 3D rendering/modeling programs)
3.0Ghz minimum? Wow, your school is asking for an extremely high-end processor! For under $1,500, that might be hard to find. There are few laptops out there that have a 3.0Ghz processor.
I've configured a laptop for you with a 2.9Ghz processor and it easily meets your school's other requirements (http/www.ibuypower.com/Store/Battalion-101-W670SJQ-Gaming-Laptop/W/225386). This costs $1,439, shipping is free.
The 3.1Ghz option would've cost $2,083, which seems a little extreme.
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