You are right, but to be a little fair to the OP, your example shows the work done with Blender 2.7x series.
no one not stopping from using 2.7 version if laptop of topicstarter is very old
and my example show and this aspect to - or this human want to do ART or NOT. if want then even enough “3GB RAM with ancient AMD Athlon II X3, no GPU”
The 2.8 series and upward basically rised the minimum requirements to be quite high (2GB VRAM minimum, openGL 3.0 class VideoCard.
this is i would say “official info / requirements with reserve”
i my self tested 2.93 on dual core E5200 + GTS 450 1gb vram(gpu from 2010y https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-gts-450.c1778 )
and blender 2.9x works FAST on this hardware! If we keep in mind from what years this hardware blender is miracle from this point of view.
Also, you can’t assume everyone is from the US
yes, i myself literally from opposite side of globe and in my country notebook with such hardware (ryzen 3500u) cost almost same price (little bit higher)
Again my example is about passion in ART - when in portfolio of topicstater will be works with such level as in example and topicstater start use brain + blender 2.7 (if 2.8 not working - but as i writed uper - blender 2.93 works fine on very LOW hardware - 11 year old and i have no clue what notebook must be for not working 2,9x because E5200 is from 2008 year - GTS450 from 2010 now blender want OpenGL 3.3 - this standart stars from Geforce 8600GT - this gpu is from 2007 year …) return - when topicstater will teach by he self do in 2.7 work such level - then they will have a right in relation to himself - burn 2000$
Until then is even enough to do amazing works “3GB RAM with ancient AMD Athlon II X3, no GPU”