Laptop Question!


Hello Verge fans and PC people!

I am looking for some technical knowledge; my decidedly non-tech savvy roommate has decided she wants to be an industrial engineering student, and her crappy old Dell is just not up to the task. I told her I would look around and find a laptop to suit her needs, but honestly I am not sure what the needs of an engineering student are, as far as specs goes. If any of you have any suggestions I would welcome them! The budget is around $800, and preferably a Windows device since to my knowledge, a lot of the software she would be using is not necessarily super at home on macOS. Thank you all in advance!