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Computer dilemma - opinions needed

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by crny1, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. crny1

    crny1 Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    Hello all,
    I currently have 2 signburst design station computers. Each one is at a different office. (1500 miles apart?)
    I spend 5 hrs on Sunday afternoon flying and 5 hrs flying on wednesday. This equates to alot of lost design time. I want to be able to design and work on files while flying. Obviously a good laptop would work but using a TouchPad for mouse absolutely sucks in my opinion. A mouse is alot to mess with on a plane with the laptop on the tray table. Would a cintiq by wacom be the way to go? Load up the files I will be needing before leaving and then have just the screen (tablet part) and the pen to use? To me this sounds optimal for using with PS and Illy. Would this be a good idea? I know $2500 is alot but I loose more than that in wasted time doing nothing. Thoughts?

  2. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN

    I have the first Wacom Companion that they put out and I use it for the Master Suite CS6 and Wilcom and it handles it just fine.

    Now, your Ps work might be more extensive then mine, but I don't have any complaints with the tablet. Just make sure that you get the one that runs Windows and not the one that I think runs an Android OS.

    Now, I should mention that I'm a Cintiq junkie, so take that into consideration as I have the 12WX, 21UX, 27QHD, and the Companion (a couple of Intuos in there, but not used much anymore unless have to). I really do like their stuff.
  3. reQ

    reQ Very Active Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    Surface Pro 3/4. Awesome thing, love it. Using it when i go mobile & not sitting in the office.
  4. Chasez

    Chasez Member

    Jan 6, 2014
    If you have software licenses already for adobe etc. you could look at using a surface book, double purpose as laptop and tablet. I use one for my designs on the go.. its great cause you can flip the screen over and use it as a tablet (or take it right off the keyboard) and it handles PS and Illy no problem (as long as you get the i7 versions which run about $2799 CAD).
    They're also super light which is a lot nicer than carrying around a bulky laptop.


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