Here is another to throw into the mix: http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_info&model_name=NP9170
I like this one for a variety of reasons. This machine should easily handle the graphics/animation programs she will be using. I would recommend the free upgrade to 16GB of RAM (RAM is upgradeable to 32GB) and the upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. If you decide on this one and need help with the configuration please let me know. I use Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects and would consider this machine if I were buying a new one.