Amination student wanting a laptop

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Found 12th Jan 2015
On a limited budget for an animation student needs to run MAYA software, After Effects and Phontoshop. I am being told she needs a separate graphics cards and to look for I5 or I7?
I have found this one but can you recommend a better laptop for around £550? ASUS Asus X550LD 15.6" from PC World at £549.99.
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Seems like very specialist software so have you been given the advice from someone who knows for sure what she needs?
Most specialist software will have minimum specifications so check the websites to make sure any computer/laptop will work for the software you need.
For example: hardware.autodesk.com/

The laptop you have linked to does have a dedicated graphics card but it may not be suitable (Not saying it 100% won't, just check and be sure).

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Thank you Nacho99, sorry i didn't get back to you straight away but agree the graphics card would not have been good enough.

I found a laptop on Dell after checking the hardware link you listed above.

Thank you so much for your help, very much appropriated
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