Animation student needs a high-powered laptop for college
by blackestnite - 7/1/13 11:28 PM
Hello, I am a student about to enter my first year of college, and I need a laptop for 3D modeling as well as animation and video game creation. My university requires a laptop with:
- Intel® Core i7 Processor
-Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
-Minimum 15" screen
-Over 6gb of RAM
-Minimum 2gb Video Memory (dedicated)
-Minimum 512GB - 5400 rpm hard drive
-802.11 b/g compatible
I will be using programs like Autodesk MudBox and Maya as well as Unity3D. I want as much speed and power as possible for a $1000-1500 budget. I'd like to have upgrades beyond the minimum specs, but I am not
entirely sure what is a good value or what is absolutely necessary to upgrade.
Also, this laptop has to last at least two years because of my financial
I've looked at the Origin EON15-S Pro, but the price is a little high for my current income. I've also looked at the StealthMachine 2300 series, but no one I know has ever heard of that company. I also can not find any reviews of their laptops online. Has anyone owned one of these models? Any other suggestions?
Thank you for your help!