I start college on August 25, much to my happiness, I have mostly art/multimedia classes.
For starters, let me list the classes.
- Computer Graphics 1
- Intro to Design
- Drawing 1
- Human communications
It’s a two year community college, and both years, for me, are mostly nothing but art, design, and graphics classes (luckily for me, there’s a 3d design and animation class).
I’d like to get a good laptop that it suitable for college, but also really inexpensive and powerful to boot. I use lots of different programs, but mostly Blender, ZBrush (you really need a decent rig for a high polycount in that program), Painter, Photoshop… You get the drift…
Most people recommend an inexpensive Dell or HP laptop, but for me, I need a computer that is fantastic on graphics and performance. Honestly, I’d prefer an XP computer or, less preferably, a Vista (I hate Vista with a passion, but I’ve grown accustomed to the one we have at home), to a Linux, Mac, etc. I want a laptop that I’ll be able to boot up and know what I’m doing right away, and one that a wide variety of software is developed for.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.