Powerful laptops aren't just for gaming. If you're a computer science, engineering, or math major, then you'll need the extra power these machine provides. This laptop packs ridiculous power into a thin frame. For maximum performance select an option with six cores, at least 16GB RAM, and a dedicated graphics card - your simulations, CAD, and machine learning algorithms will be humming along. Keep an eye on the weight - it's hard to get a high performance laptop less than 4 pounds because each extra option you add will also add weight. You're going to be lugging that thing around campus so try to keep it as low as possible - while still getting the performance you want!
University of South Carolina says...
Meets specs for Engineering and Computing. Computer Science Note: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems majors are encouraged to acquire a machine that could eventually handle dual-booting both Linux and Windows. These students are advised to opt for the minimum memory of 16GB or more, in order to install two operating systems concurrently.
Meets specs for Schools of Medicine.
Meets specs for Nursing.