Do you work by a laptop or desktop?

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Unfortunately, I work on a desktop. I believe it is much easier to work using a laptop. It can be an advantage when there's a storm in your place. You can work from your house. I wish my boss grant me to use laptop instead of desktop for work.
 

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I like working on my desktop with its keyboard and I can just plug it in and work with it for hours. But one advantage a laptop has is you can move it around your house easily. Between the two, I would choose my laptop.
 

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I prefer using laptop since it's more flexible and convenient. I can do my works sitting on my favorite couch and facing my tv while it's on. I also like to hangout and stay in a cafes so laptop is more easy to bring to continue my paper works.
 

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So I'm just curious as to how does everyone here do your work by which device.
Do you use a laptop?
Do you use a desktop?
Or do you use both?
Do you find that which one is easier to work from home or at your office?
Laptop mainly, because of portability. It's really important to me because I mainly work away from home.
 

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I preferred using loptop than desktop.why?Because even i,m out of town i still monitor my work and when i go to a mall or attend some special occasion i carry my laptop to so easily
 

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For me laptop is my choice because you can bring it everywhere you go especially if you are going to present some projects that requires a computer and it is easy to carry for gaming you don't have to worry because there are some powerful laptop that is intended for gaming and if you have a pile of work load you don't need to worry as well since there are some laptop that could perform for a long working hours.:)
 

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I use a custom built Desktop I made when I started college 3 years ago. I find being able to use at least two monitors helps my productivity while doing 3D Animation and modeling although I went pretty big with the monitors (two 27 inch) I wish I went with some 24 inch screen instead.
 

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I currently use a desktop but looking to expand to a laptop shortly. I'm developing games which require a lot of computer resources. So I went all out on my desktop, but I plan on getting a cheaper laptop, so I can do more posting stuff like this while I'm out and about and doing some coding/programming.
 

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Yea exactly same mind set I had! I have a really great desktop and then a fairly high end laptop I mainly use for other things while working on projects while I'm away from home. I don't do any animating but I do some light model edits and texture updates when I can on my laptop.
 

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It's funny how I'm having more difficulty finding a laptop than I was finding parts for my desktop.

Do you have any suggestions perhaps I could possibly look at?
 

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Honestly I can't say because I got my laptop almost three years ago so its about time I replace it myself (IMO). I had a budget of $1,000 so I was able to find something that had a good CPU and GPU and to be able to handle what ever I was throwing at it (Obviously nothing too crazy though as I said mainly small modeling stuff and texture updates) Also just in case you were wondering I was using programs like Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

But I had the same problems; I was about to find all the parts I was wanting/needing for my desktop build pretty quickly and get them ordered, but it took me a good while to finally find and decide on a laptop I felt suited my needs.
 

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My budget for this laptop is probably $1,000, $900 if I can find a good one within that price range. I'm looking for, both a good solid CPU and GPU. I know I mentioned I was mainly going to use it for coding and posting stuff, but I think it's a good idea to overshoot than undershooting so you don't pay for it in the future. Because I might do some editing with this laptop, again if I'm out and about.

For the Adobe products; do you use the creative Cloud that Adobe provides or did you buy them before they switch the CC model?

And for Maya and Zbrush what are your thoughts on them? Like for example, do you find they run flawlessly on your computer's? Not a lot of bugs and glitches?
 

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Yea that's a decent price point for something that will continue to work well for a good while.

But I bought them before they began the CC model although I have used the CC versions as well on other for-work only machines.

But Maya and Zbrush both worked really well for me as long as I wasn't pushing it too hard, I was wasn't get overly detailed on the models in Zbrush to not put too much stress on the machine and Maya worked well on my laptop I was mainly only focusing on completing set designs so again, it wasn't anything crazy. But having a good laptop allowed me to get a ton of work done when away from my primary desktop.

As far as bugs and hickups go, I didn't encounter them too often or at all for the majority of my use.
 

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Dang! I wish I had bought them before CC. Creative Cloud is just super annoying, wish we could still but it for one price.

At least bigger programs can run on it, that's good!

I have some more questions regarding Zbrush and Maya so I'll PM you to prevent us steering too far off course.

May I ask what your desktop computer specs do you have?
 

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I use them both and they both have access to my accounts. I use laptop every time i travel just to make sure i have all the updates and accessibility in my hand everywhere. Desktop at home, it's more powerful and i can do multitasking within the comfort of my home.
 

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I always use laptop when working. It is a lot more convenient than using a desktop computer. It is lighter, easier to operate and can bring anywhere I go.
 

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I find myself using both. What I do love about having a laptop is that you can go to nice air conditioned place and work for like 4 hours and typically won't get disturbed. When those places get busy or crowded its easy to leave and go home. I don't mind working at home but the weather plays a big part of me wanting to be there. Summers get hot and I'd rather not increase my electricity bill when I can cross the street and go to my local coffee shop. I do like working at home though because of the convenience and being able to eat and cook.
 

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I'm using laptop for personal work, business, and school. It's handy and you can bring it anywhere.
But in the office doing the real work, we use desktop.
 

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I also do have both laptop and desktop. I always use my laptop because I used to go to different places a lot. Laptop is convenient to bring anywhere with me specially when I really need to use it while I am on my way to work or while going outside. I only use desktop if I am inside the house.
 

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I find it more convenient to work on using laptop. I can carry it anywhere I go. Plus, it doesn't need much space. I am not comfortable with the wiring/cables hanging around the desktop. I don't want to repeat the history being electrified and witnessed an explosion of AVR.
 

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Due to the nature of my lifestyle, I have a laptop and this is because I travel a lot and bringing a PC around with me just isn’t viable.

My daily driver is my Dell XPS at the moment but if I need to do some graphic design I will stay at home and use my iMac.

I do like having my XPS though even at home, it’s just nice to kick back and do your work instead of being sat at a desk all day. Besides my XPS is a powerhouse and can do most things anyway.
 

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How do you like the Dell XPS, have you had any issues with it? Like I was saying in the other thread I was looking at Dell XPS 15.

What type of graphics do you work with on your laptop?

I was thinking of getting an iMac but it's too expensive and you can't really upgrade anything.
 

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I love it but the novelty of a near borderless display has worn off, it’s still a beautiful machine but unfortunately mine is the 2016 version which means it’s a dual core. It’s still quick and rendering is still snappy. I wish I waited for the quad core version, though.

In terms of issues, there’s a little coin whine when you’re using intense programs, it’s not bad but noticeable.

I think the biggest appeal and what won me over was the display, back then it was new and I couldn’t find any other laptop with that kind of display but now it’s becoming much more common. Look at the Huawei X pro laptop I believe it’s called, that’s a MacBook Pro killer.

I usually work with vector design but manipulation too, using Affinity designer ;) Right now I’m designing lots for AdminKings.

My iMac was a gift from my girlfriend so yeah, not something I would have bought with my own money but hey, it’s a great machine for productivity and design too with a very large screen.
 

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I love it but the novelty of a near borderless display has worn off, it’s still a beautiful machine but unfortunately mine is the 2016 version which means it’s a dual core. It’s still quick and rendering is still snappy. I wish I waited for the quad core version, though.
What processor does the new versions have? Haven't really looked much into these laptops. I'm kinda still liking the borderless screens, possibly because I haven't had one yet.

In terms of issues, there’s a little coin whine when you’re using intense programs, it’s not bad but noticeable.
I'm thinking if you had a quad core you wouldn't have to worry about running intense programs. But does it run Affinity??

I think the biggest appeal and what won me over was the display, back then it was new and I couldn’t find any other laptop with that kind of display but now it’s becoming much more common. Look at the Huawei X pro laptop I believe it’s called, that’s a MacBook Pro killer.
When I was searching for a laptop I was just looking for laptops that were 15inches or more, has a pretty powerful processor, a decent storage capacity - I probably should have just went with the SSD version and then bought an additional HDD.

I saw the Huawei X pro and thought about getting it until I saw the price. I was so disappointed. It was another MacBook Pro pretty much, I love Mac's but don't have $20 million dollars yet lol I also heard the Huawei didn't really get good reviews ?

I usually work with vector design but manipulation too, using Affinity designer ;) Right now I’m designing lots for AdminKings.
Oh awesome! Perhaps you could show me how to use it!!

My iMac was a gift from my girlfriend so yeah, not something I would have bought with my own money but hey, it’s a great machine for productivity and design too with a very large screen.
Wow that's very nice of your girlfriend! She's definitely a keeper!
 

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I work on desktop only for high performance job like 3D animation rendering. But good news, now the newest generation of laptop can do that job too, but it is a customized laptop on very expensive price. For other kind of work, I use laptop or even netbook (smaller size of laptop). Whatever you choose, in order to be able to work everywhere, make sure you use cloud apps and cloud storage. Then you will be switching devices with ease. Cloud also make it easier for us to upgrade devices, no need to transfer data, the application will adjust to new devices automatically, no need to update.
 

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I only use my laptop these days. I do own a desktop but its really old. It is an old model that was bought in the early 2000s. However, I do plan to buy a new desktop so that I can have a home office.

The laptop is good for its portability but I find myself getting distracted by other things when I use it. Hopefully, a desktop will make me concentrate more.
 

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buy a new desktop so that I can have a home office.
Good idea! I recently built my own desktop and love it!
The laptop is good for its portability but I find myself getting distracted by other things when I use it. Hopefully, a desktop will make me concentrate more
I agree, I recently bought a cheap laptop so I could do work when I'm out and about.
Hahaha now that's what I thought!!
 
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