Hi guys! Thanks in advance for taking the time to give out advice. Here's what I need:
Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
$1000 for an all in one, or $700-$800 for a desktop. (Im looking for a 4k screen at least 21". Theres a 43" TV for $300 on best buy right now, so that's where I'm getting my figures)
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Professional daily graphic design and illustration, including painting with a Wacom Cintiq, using very large files in applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
A few running at the same time, but I also am often syncing, uploading, and downloading stuff at the same time as working.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes. Lots of large TIF files.
Will you be overclocking?
I had to look that up. Ha, I wish I felt comfortable enough with my computer knowledge to try that.
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
USA, East Coast...
How many monitors are you planning to use?
At least 2
Do you need peripherals? OS?
No, and Windows... or mac.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
I am about to start working from home doing freelance now, so obviously won't have access to my fancy work computer.
I was just going to get an imac 21" with the 4k screen which best buy had for $1000 (my work had macs), but then I thought that I might be able to get a whole lot more with the same amount of money.... but anyway, that is basically the standard that I'm comparing other computers too. The problem is, I don't really know what specs are better than which. And that's what brought me here!
Edited by humanbeing, 14 November 2017 - 09:12 PM.