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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!

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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.

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Ask an instructor

Ask an instructor what everyone else getting.

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(NT) Why 3.3 GHz?
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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.

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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.

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Drafting

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.

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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."

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