No, that's the physical level.
The OP wasn't really talking about IT, despite his use of the word. He was talking about software engineering.
Being able to "program" is a severely minor part of your job as a software engineer (or similar professions).
I can't fathom the confusion and incompetence that would lead to such a statement.
USB 3.0 can handle 5Gb/s.
The 17" MacBook Pro has a 1920x1200 screen. Is yours a 15" model?
The only 1920x1200 in a 15.x" screen that I know of that's available on new laptops is on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52.
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