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21-12-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Whats a good laptop I should purchase?
I'm currently running Maya 2016 on a new mac 27inch desktop, and it's great... but am thinking of getting a laptop maybe a pc. Using it mostly for 3D Modeling/animation programs and some light gaming. Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
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21-12-2016, 09:24 PM   #2
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Unless you really need to be portable i would not recommend a laptop for Maya at all. Yes it's possible to use one but if it's fast enough the price is going to be horrendous.

Are you comfortable building a PC if the answer is yes let me know and i'd be happy to recommend the components for you.

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14-01-2017, 07:17 AM   #3
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Got for a laptop with a high resolution screen. Apple is best. I use a MacBook air
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14-01-2017, 07:18 AM   #4
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There are other options http://pc4u.org/best-windows-laptop-...w-macbook-pro/
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14-01-2017, 08:28 AM   #5
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As David mentioned laptops are a huge cost if you want the horse power, I bought a macbook pro for over 3000 Australian Dollars when i was working over there for 3 months, dont really use maya alot on it either. I would certainly recommend a desktop system unless you have to be mobile.

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19-01-2017, 04:31 AM   #6
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Lenovo Y500
Highly recommend LENOVO Y500. Its a gaming machine. I been using it for almost 5 years. Now only video chip spoilt whch i replaced it, now working fine. I have been constantly using all sophisticated 3d softwares like Maya, after effects. Earlier than this, i used ASUS which caused issues using maya fluids. But, with lenovo no problem at all. It has 2 vga cards. 1 is built in and other is external. i configured it using vga 2. In case it gets spoils, i don't need to touch mother board, just slide it out like dvd rom and put it back.

Lot of people would disagree if i recommend using laptop over pc for 3d softwares. Listen, maya specially is an extremely dry working platform, you need to be able to change working environments as per you need, i highly recommend to use laptop over pc. Lenovo Y500 i bought RM 3500 (Malaysian Ringitt). New Lenovo gaming machine costs RM4500.
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