Digital artist here. Look for 2-in-1 devices that feature a Wacom AES digitizer. I believe that Dell and Lenovo use Wacom AES. I have some XPS 15 2-in-1s at the office and a Yoga 720 at home -- both feature Wacom AES. The tracking performance, pressure sensitivity, and feel of the Wacom devices beats the competition (personal experience).Also suggestion for a budding artist to explore working with digital media. I have started looking at graphics tablets, but not sure what would be a good starting one.
I am an international student in the states and a senior in mechanical engineering and am at my wits end.
I currently have an Aorus X5 V6, with a GTX 1070 and i7-6820HK but the machine is faulty. The GPU has cut out and now I have a barely functioning machine. This machine was supposed to be an investment in my future but the way things have turned out have really disappointed me.
I am actively looking towards getting a good machine that has comparable performance, if not better, and customer care for laptops better than Gigabyte/Aorus, at a budget pricepoint of say $1300-1600/1700
What I want is good battery life, lightweight and cool under all use-cases except gaming, a good keyboard that is not mushy to type on and does not have a shallow travel (not especially important) and a good trackpad.
I would prefer an RTX card but if old hardware is the way to go, then I have no qualms.
I also get flash urges of a macbook since I have an iPhone and the facilities of having the same streamlined ecosystem without any clutter does sway me that way from time to time.
I would like to run modern games at an acceptable level and previous gen games at max settings, for example COD4, Battlefield 4, etc at max settings and FPS but games like Siege at 80+FPS and Anthem (I know, I know) at ~40-50 FPS at 1080P
I will also run a lot of computationally intensive softwares and codes on MATLAB, Autocad and Solidworks for my design project and classes so need something that can help me out in a jiffy
Another option that I eye is getting a dedicated gaming/processing rig and then remoting in into the machine from a cheap rugged laptop that has that capability.
Please help me with this
P.s. if you would suggest that I wait because of new releases on the horizon, then I can do that too
Hello. I'm new. I would like to have some tips for buying an ideal Laptop for my third year in computer engineering. I'm also in my spare time a gamer more focused on mmorpg and FPS like COD black ops 3.
For the rest, 3D editing for example, I'm not very demanding. My budget is between $800-$1100.
Indeed I live in Africa, where the temperature regularly exceeds 30 degrees.
Thanks in advance.