Still suffering through an inability to finish any full paintings :c but I got into a BTEC course in art and design in September so here's hoping that helps a bit?
Now, big important question.
After recently getting back into gaming I have come to the horrible realisation that my poor lil' lappy probably won't be able to run any games coming out later this year. I mean, it's just managing to run some recent games on pretty low settings (it would run better if i went with minimal settings but... ew. ewwwwww.) so I gotta get a new one. This lenovo has done me well over the past 2 1/2 years but when i bought it i had no intention of becoming a pc gamer, nor was i certain about pursuing a serious career in art (but being able to run photoshop cs5 was a requirement anyway) |8
I... am pretty fussy about games, and it kills me to have to play on low settings. I feel like i'm missing out on so much of the design work that goes into games and a more immersive experience, really.
I'm not made of money and i'm still not confident enough to do serious commissions so i can't go for, say, an alienware laptop (although i've heard mixed reviews anyway) and whilst macs are great, a lot of games run much better on windows. macs are also lotsa money.
I know desktops on a whole are usually better for gaming and art but i'll need to be carrying my laptop to college, and i spend every other weekend with my dad so i take it along then, too. At a push i could maybe get a desktop for gaming and art and only use my laptop when i need to carry stuff (and suffer the weekends with minimal games). All of my art is on a harddrive anyway so it's not like it would be hard work to continue something on my laptop if i had started on my desktop.
So... long story short, two questions, i guess.
1) Should i get a desktop for home to get the best out of my gaming/art and use my laptop for portable use?
2) any suggestions for a GOOD QUALITY laptop (or desktop) that could run art programs smoothly (alongside browsers/livestream software/itunes/etc) and run games smoothly on mid-high settings, without making me look at my bank account in utter despair?
(for an idea, i would really like to be able to run dragon age inquisition, mass effect 4, sims 4, and wildstar smoothly. because i'm playing wildstar on shit settings right now [strained laughter]. oh, also, guild wars 2. i'm on medium-low settings for it right now.)