As a student of one of my courses you probably spend a lot of time working with structured data.
These days the most common advise seems to be to buy a gaming laptop for any data science related work but for most people working with more structured datasets this is usually bad advice.
Most of the professional data scientist I know, have no requirement for a GPU in the work that they do.
This video contains a no-nonsense update to what I recommend, people buy from low cost refurbs to the latest generation laptops, that will be suitable for working with millions of records of structured data.
Any questions let me know