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Postby cwatkinson » April 6th, 2018, 9:06 am

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Okay so looking for feed back - it is time for me to get updated as it relates to my computer system when i travel, and i want to see what other designers think/use before i pull the trigger. keeping in mind i will also use this computer when im at the office

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Sketchbook pro
Solid works - the models are not very assembly heavy
Some quick SW renderings
Some key-shot vis. occasionally

I am looking at
https://us-store.wacom.com/Catalog/new- ... undefined1

but am thinking there is more options out there.

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Postby NURB » April 6th, 2018, 9:11 am

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Whoa, that's a pretty sweet selection if you can swing it. The renderings might be a little slow going, but it's got some decent power with the i7 and 4GB video RAM. Would be a pretty fun machine to have! I picked up a Lenovo Yoga 720 a few months ago that's similarly spec'd, aside from not having the native Wacom support and less powerful video. It's been nice, but I don't really push it much. I reserve my bigger more powerful desktop for SW work/renderings.
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Postby cwatkinson » April 6th, 2018, 9:18 am

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Company budget ;)

i have a fairly powerful dell laptop now with a 24" wacom monitor at my desk - so im trying to find something that gives me power and portability but will still also me dock to the 24" monitor when im in the office....... (im trying to check with wacom if there unit does that as well)

or perhaps i have 2 computers -

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Postby yo » April 6th, 2018, 9:26 am

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Somebody I know at HP just made me aware of this:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/workstations/z ... learn-more

His words: “Creative professionals - Your pixel crunching, keyshot rendering, video editing, Wacom pen capable, convertible powerhouse is here!”

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Postby ralphzoontjens » April 6th, 2018, 9:44 am

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Wow, that is perfect.
I like how they state that it comes with a wiping cloth.
This machine speaks for itself. Would definitely go for the 512SSD version.

My only point is that the processor is a quadcore, reasonably fast but not among the fastest if you check the benchmarks.
My octacore is 5 years old and faster.
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Postby MK19 » April 6th, 2018, 11:40 am


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Pretty sure that HP laptop is available with 6 cores/12 threads.

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Postby NURB » April 6th, 2018, 12:40 pm

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Holy hell that HP is a powerhouse... with native Wacom support, that thing should be incredible.
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Postby Cyberdemon » April 6th, 2018, 1:54 pm

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Yeah that Zbook looks pretty awesome, wonder what pricing availability will actually look like. Suspect that can turn into a $5K machine pretty quick.


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