|I believe that this is really just a 'if this was possible' scenario, I doubt that a college would actually ask students to purchase over $3000.00 worth of equipment for a class project. Being theoretical means that he really just needs to find the 'best' list of 'wants' by picking the best components that can be used in a laptop. It really would not matter if it needed to have a 20 cell battery to run for 30 minutes, be 1 1/2 inches thick, and weigh over 10 pounds, because no one will actually be building it. Just pick the fastest 3rd gen i7 quad CPU, the best available distinct mobile Graphics 'card', two large SSD's, 32GB DDR3 1600MHz (or better) memory a BluRay player, and any other component advertized on the top end gaming and performance laptops. Of course USB3, SATA3, eSATA3, DVI, mini HDMI, and any other fast input/output that remotely might be needed.|
You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.