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I'm a professional 3D artist with a workstation at the minute however i'm sick of being stuck in my room whilst i work. I want to invest in a laptop, primarily for zBrush work amongst the rest of the pipeline. My budget is £1700. Being able to draw on the surface of the screen is a plus but certainly not a requirement. It would just be nice to not have to slap a drawing tablet in front of it. Anyone got any ideas?
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>>637115
>£1700
>Europe somewhere
Listen, richfag. If you´re dealing in "£" and want a laptop with CINTIQ capabilities, chances are you got that on your corner.
Now go buy your Lenovo Thinkpad and use Zbrush on your first world park while blond athlete girls stretch around you and say 'oh, look ze new age artist drawing in ze computer. Is ze artist drawing me?'
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belief it or not intel grabhics handles it ok in the year of year lord 2018
just be sure to have enuf rams
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>>637115
A ton of laptops these days have pen support. I'd suggest Microsoft's Surface line if you're looking for good hardware & build quality, though pricing may be out of your budget. Most of the time, any 2-in-1 device will likely have pen support, so you can also narrow down your search to that. The XPS 2-in-1 with the Intel-AMD chip is a pretty good contender, although the technology's not mature yet and may not have the hardware you're looking for.
If you're just looking for a nice powerful laptop for general use, any modern gaming laptop will do. Aim for something near your budget limit, like an Asus Zephyrus M, MSI GS65, or if your budget allows, shoot for the high-end Razer Blades (the newest ones). These laptops have pretty beefy CPUs (all 6-core I believe), 1070s (although Max-Q), really nice displays with thin bezels if you're into that, and are categorised as "thin and light".
You could also opt for mobile workstations, like Lenovo's P Series lineup that's all powered by big Quadros and Xeons rather than something GTX and i-something. Those will definitely work very well for productivity, in fact I believe a ton of the CAD community loves them. The only tradeoffs would be portability (they weigh a massive ton) and pricing, since it scales incredibly high depending on your config (fully tricked out, you're looking at a price tag of around USD$5000, but it starts at around $1500).
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>>637124
What are you talking about?
>Europe somewhere
>English
>Brexit
>Not rich by a long margin i just know how to manage and save my money
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>>637141
Thanks my dude, i'll have a look into it. Specifically looking for something easily portable and non conspicuous so the mobile work stations are out of the question. But i'll have a look at the laptops you suggested.
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>>637143
>English
>i just know how to manage and save my money
>Brexit
Yeah, sure you do, m8.
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>>637115
Why not a Cintiq MobileStudio? They're pretty dope. Get a bluetooth keyboard and do work.
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>>637146
What exactly are you trying to prove?
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that escalated quickly
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Dell XLS 15 is the best on the market right now
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>>637151
I'm trying to prove my undying love for you.
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>>637115
Lenovo Yoga 720 15-inch. Has Wacom Active pen and GTX 1050. Had excellent experience with their warranty too, you can probably spill water on it on purpose and they'll fix it for you no questions asked for free.
I have a Mobilestudio Pro and I find it hard to recommend over the Lenovo. It's unreasonably expensive, 13 inch doesn't cut it with 3D work and the 16 inch can barely be called portable.
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>>637115
Thinkpads have the best build quality, best keyboards and they are the prettiest

https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/c/THINKPAD
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>>637919
...until 15 years ago when they were bought by lenovo and became chinkshit.
reminder that this happened: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/superfish_lenovo_analysis/
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>>637124
>europe somewhere
> £
> n i g g a
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>>637939
yes, unfortunately they come bloated with crap.
I just clean install windows LTSB with all metro apps/updates/telemetry disabled for good.

Just a bare windows shell to run programs. and it runs them fast and good.

the keyboard is still the best tho.
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>>638111
>windows
disappointing
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>>637115
Get a dell 7000 which has superior quality compared to the chinese plastic lenovo U.S market which has infested the little burgers in this board.
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>>638195
Linux????
for Graphics??????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
Just fucking no. Blender alone isn't enough.

Mac?
Yes, but if you want mac you can only get a shitbook pro. then why bother asking what kind of laptop. YOU CAN ONLY GET THE SHIT THEY OFFER YOU.

Windows is most versatile because it offers the biggest selection of programs. Everything you need, there is a windows program for it.
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>>638283
I use Windows as well but your comment is pretty misinformed. Maya, Houdini, Substance, Nuke, Katana, etc. all run on linux, all render engines support Linux, and most decent studios studios use Linux for artist workstations if they're not using OSX. The big holes for an indie artist are Zbrush and Photoshop.
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>>637124
>not "ohoho lôokez at le ârtiste 'drawing' on his le toy. If you drawez you nêed to pâint on a canvás else yôure not le artîste. Lêts keep rûnningez, Ángélícqúé Fránçôíse III Jr. Où est la bibliothèque s'il vous plaît?"
Its like you've never been to Europe.





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