Studio system requirements higher than Animate Pro

Why are the requirements on Studio 7 higher than Animate Pro 2 ?

“Toon Boom Animate is intended for advanced or professional users, having much more powerful and advanced features and functions than those of Studio.”

Studio 7 Recommended Configuration
• Dual Core Intel® or AMD® processor
• Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP or Tablet PC
• 4 GB RAM (Minimum 2 GB)
• Monitor supporting 1280x1024 resolution
• Video card supporting Direct3D or Open GL with 256 MB RAM (Minimum 128 MB RAM)

Animate Pro 2 Recommended Configuration
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits), Vista or XP
2GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor
1GB of RAM (Minimum), 2 GB (Recommended)
500 MB of available hard disk space for the software
NVIDIA® or ATI® Video card fully supporting OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM

The requirements are higher for the graphic card because in TBS you have the Bones tools with texture deformation which does not exist in Animate Pro 2.

The most accurate indicator for how the software can be expected to run on your system would be to try the evaluation/PLE version of both programs before deciding because the system requirements are only a
starting point. Many factors come into play to determine how well the software is able to run on any system (such as for example if you are using dual display or not; dual monitors cut the available resources from the graphic card - in half).