So you are going to University and you need a laptop, which if you are studying a digital technology course, is even more important that you pick one, which will run all the software you need to use. Due to this, I will inform you on what you should be looking for, what deals can be found, and even offer some recommendations.
It is important that you buy a laptop which will run all the applications you will need to use, although, depending on what exact course you are studying, the applications that you need to use, will be different. Although we will look at a few pieces of software which you will need for different courses, and check the average minimum requirements.
For Animation and Computer Games Technology, which is a couple of the more demanding courses for spec’s, you could either use a 2D Animation package, or a 3D one which is also used for Games, for 2D, let’s look at the requirements for Adobe Animate CC (Creative Cloud, formally Adobe Flash), then Autodesk’s Maya for 3D and Computer Games Technology.
If you do not understand what the specifications mean above, do not worry. But with what we see here, along with other requirements, it would be a good idea to buy a laptop with at least a dual core processor (Intel i5 would be good, although an i3 might suffice), 8GB’s of RAM (since the Operating System also needs to use it along with the software), Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10, and a decent amount of storage.
Now since you are a student, you can get discounts on various things, which does not only include food and clothes. There are various technology deals to take advantage of, for both hardware (like your laptop) and software.
Studentbeans: 7.5% off Laptops at Currys (Valid on Laptops up to £599)
Studentbeans: 10% student discount off Microsoft Windows Surface
You can search the web for “Gaming Laptops”, which should return laptops that will suit your needs, since the requirements for modern gaming are slightly more than what is needed for your studies at the most demanding of times, but below are some I have found and think would be adequate.
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