There were a few that wanted 4K gaming in a laptop and what you noted would have the buyer exploding as they saw mid teen frame rates (14 to 19?)

The 980 is top of the game but BATTERY time is reduced on such things. Portable is possible even at 17 or 18 inches. But for a student we advice 12 to 15 inch models so they stand a chance of getting 2 or more years.

-> Wait? Always, if you can.
Bob