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  1. Something under $750-1000 USD. I don't have a desktop so this is it. But it would also be nice to have something lighter, since I'll be carrying to school often, and will have an external monitor to use at home. New to game dev so not sure what to plan for... what specs are you guys using? So far, I've looked at these: Legion Y520 (~$790 USD): i5-7300HQ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 8GB RAM (single, but can upgrade to 32GB max with 2 slots) 15.6" and 2.4lb 1TB 5400RPM HDD, upgradeable (Can fork over $230 more to upgrade to an i7-7700HQ and 1TB 5400RPM + 128GB PCIe SSD........ is it worth it?) Ideapad 510 (~$880 USD): i7-6500U NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 4GB Soldered + 4GB DIMM (can upgrade to 12GB max in total) 15.6" and 2.2lb 1TB 5400RPM HDD, upgradeable Ideapad 510s (~$930 USD): i7-6500U AMD Radeon R7 M460 8GB (single, already maxed) 14" and 1.7lb 256 GB SSD, upgradeable Any thoughts on these? The main quips I have with the Legion Y520 is that the CPU isn't as energy efficient as the Ideapads, and it's also quite heavy. And it's a gaming laptop... I've heard those don't have a very long lifespan? Haven't looked at other brands yet. Any suggestions? I'll be working on 2D and 3D projects... I'll be using my own art and also using assets. Are these specs an overestimation... should I be looking for less?
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