Student Technology Toolbox

Recommended Laptop Tiers : 3D / Edit

Requirements: Better Processor and Dedicated GPU for more intensive graphics application. 

Specs
CPU

Intel i7, i9 (Apple or Lenovo)

or

AMD 5700 or higher (Lenovo)

or 

Apple M1 Max

RAM 32GB or higher *we understand there are currently supply chain issues and many machine configuration with 32Gb of RAM may be delayed
Hard Drive 512 GB or larger Solid State Drive
GPU

Dedicated GPU at least 2GB VRAM

Apple offers AMD Radeon Pro 5300M or 5500M

Lenovo offers NVidia Quadro T500 or NVidia RTX 2070

Details:

Suggestions

Apple MacBook pro 14in 10-Core M1 Max 32GB 1TB $2839 + $229 Apple Care

*Base model from link is the M1 Pro please change to M1 Max

https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/14-inch-space-gray-10-core-cpu-16-core-gpu-1tb# 

Lenovo P15s Gen 2 Intel i7 4 cores 8MB Cache 32GB NVvidia Quadro T500 4GB 1TB SDD ~$2239

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkPad-P15s-Gen-2-15%E2%80%9D-Intel/p/22WSP15P5S2 

Lenovo Legion 7i i7 32GB RAM 1 TB SSD RTX 2070 GPU 6GB ~$2200

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/c/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-7-series 

New

ThinkPad T16s (16” Intel) 12th Gen i7 32Gig RAM 1TB SSD Nvidia T550 4GB ~ $2039

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpadp/thinkpad-p16s-(16-inch-intel)/len101t0012 

 

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