recommend is a 1G or faster ethernet port or adapter
There is a USB 3.0 to ethernet adapter that you can purchase so you do not need an ethernet port on your laptop. The big benefit of ethernet is that it is more secure than WiFi, has better latency, throughput and fewer dropped connections.
(2.) The video gaming stream requires you to have a video card that can run current games
External video ports are useful for group projects and presentations. When purchasing a laptop look for HDMI, display port or VGA ports.
For students in the Gaming development stream we recommend:
A laptop with at least HD resolution (1,366 x 768) or better
Gaming students may prefer full HD (1,920 x 1,080) or better display resolutions
A GPU with CUDA (NVIDIA) cores and high compute capability
RTX (Ray Tracing) GPU’s are recommended since they have dedicated CUDA, Tensor and Ray-Tracing (RT) cores. This will give you the option of using the GPU for not only gaming but also for AI programming.
Gaming students tend to prefer larger sized screens 17″ (matter of preference)