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If you want an engineering laptop then defiantly get a ThinkPad W540. You can configure it however you like it and you can choose from the fastest CPU they have which is the i7-4930MX down to the i7-4700MQ. The display/screen resolution is amazing since you have the option of choosing a 3K IPS (2880 x 1620) (300 NITS) and the GPU ranges from the Quadro K1100M 2GB to the Quadro K2100M 2GB. The laptop only has a maximum capacity of 16GB RAM which is not that much but still, it should be plenty. This laptop should be perfect for AutoCAD and should be able to handle most games just fine at medium settings . Make sure to go with the K2100M if you want to be able to play games at a good FPS even though that GPU is made for AutoCAD/3D rendering etc.
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Im unfamiliar with Quadro but im assuming they play a lot nicer with CAD?
    
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Also, does anyone know if it is possible to get discounted student software through your college?

Not sure if this will help but here is a good source of free Microsoft software for students.

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Im unfamiliar with Quadro but im assuming they play a lot nicer with CAD?

ehh that's what they say but I notice no difference. I used K4000, K2000 and 770
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Not sure if this will help but here is a good source of free Microsoft software for students.

Microsoft Dreamspark

Nice, I was already aware of Dreamspark, as far as discounted software goes I was more talking about the AutoCAD suite, etc.
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