Are there any laptops that match this description?

Hello! I am going to college this fall and the engineering class has specific standards that my computer needs to meet for the program we use. It says that the processor must be 3.3 GHz clock speed or more (not turbo), it must have dedicated graphics, and it must have at least 16 GB of RAM. I understand that many desktop PCs can accommodate this, but I would really really prefer a laptop for the sake of portability and usage in the classroom. Are there any laptops out there that match this description? Because I can't find any. Thanks for any help!

Discussion is locked
Reply to: Are there any laptops that match this description?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Are there any laptops that match this description?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Something's off here.

Almost all modern laptops clock the CPU up and down to meet the need and save power. If you did find a laptop that did not do this, you would likely fault it for its awful battery times.

Can you share what's driving this? I get by on my Acer Predator just fine and I use it for Android Studio and more.

- Collapse -
Ask an instructor

Ask an instructor what everyone else getting.

- Collapse -
(NT) Why 3.3 GHz?
- Collapse -
For Engineering design and Drafting

You need a basic GAMING computer.
Ready built by Dell or HP will run you $1500 -$2000+ laptop or PC.
PC with at least 32in monitor would be your best bet.
Granted Laptop connected to large monitor would give you mobility and large enough screen to see your work.

- Collapse -
PS. Exactly.

I hung a 27 inch UHD 4K monitor on mine but push 1080 to it because of many reasons. Works great and I didn't come close to 1500 for the laptop.

- Collapse -

in today's world requires a above average GPU because each set of lines in a drawing requires a different color and the need to move the working picture around.

- Collapse -
I disagree.

We have run AutoCad in various versions from pre-Windows to today and it runs on very lean hardware, even the Intel Graphics.

Yes, you may have to wait a few seconds on the lowest hardware but it still works. It's not as if it doesn't "move the working picture around."

CNET Forums