I am a computer engineer/Gaming degree student. This up coming fall semester my school will require my degree to have a laptop. I would like something on the high end with a little flare. 1500 is my top i would like to spend less if possible based on my specs
the school recommends these specs:
CPU: Almost any relatively recent CPU will be adequate (where "recent" means "no more than two years old").
Recommended: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 families, or any currently shipping AMD CPU with the exception of AMD Sempron or AMD Turion K8-E. Memory (RAM): Minimum of 2GB. Recommended: 4GB. Hard Drive: At least 250GB recommended. Video: For CET students, either integrated (Intel) or discrete (nVidia or AMD/ATI) will suffice. For Digital Simulation & Gaming students, some classes will require discrete video. A DirectX 11/OpenGL 4 class GPU is recommended. Networking: The Advanced Technology Center provides 802.11b/g wireless networking. For maximum flexibility, the availability of wired (Ethernet) networking is recommended Video* bolded applies to me
I would like something around these specs:
CPU: i5 or i7. Quad core would be nice Memory: 4gbs or more HDD: 500 gbs or more. If possible 250gbs worth of SSD or maybe even a Raid on some SSD's GPU/Video: an Nvidia Chip GTX 560m or up