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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.)
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Jem
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Hey, I'm Jemma. I'm 16, and aspiring to become a professional illustrator/concept artist. I live in Northern Ireland, UK.
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Zmaj-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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RiHouston Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Happy birthday. :)
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Gwenchen93 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake: :party:
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Zmaj-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :D :cake: :iconballooonplz: :party: :hug:
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