I want to buy new art gear so I need some help from other artists and techy people. Tell me what you have or want or what you recommend please. ^^
I own a Wacom Bamboo fun tablet. It's getting old, really scratched, and I've always thought it was kind of small.
What I want:
-good pen pressure for paint tool sai and photoshop
-right and left click on the pen
-I don't use the short cuts on the tablet but having it available would be nice.
-my limit is $300-$500
-Looking at Intuos pro 5 but heard some bad reviews, thought? Does anyone own one that could give a short review of their own?
As for computers. I own a 13inch Macbook pro. Never been happy with it as an art computer but otherwise it's ok. I've already upgraded the RAM but it's not strong enough for what I need. I can't run multiple things at once without it lagging. I'm also constantly running out of space. Keep having problems with tablet drivers, corrupted files and hard drive. It's very used. The screen is much too small for large pieces of art.
What I want:
-Large screen so I can watch stuff in the corner while I draw and have chats up. [might consider just getting another screen on the side if that's better] Also want to be able to see larger images and finer details.
-Lot of RAM or upgradable. I want to run multiple things at once, art program, stream, browser, music, videos ect.
-A lot of storage would be great unless someone can recommend something else. I'm backing up all my art with a usb stick. lol
-few more usb ports would be great since I only have 2 and it's a pain.
-I want it to be able to show colors well, dark's and brights, and for it be able to handle some games like minecraft and maybe some steam games. Not sure yet. Mostly used for ART.
-I want it to be a PC desktop, I would keep it put in my room and just use mt laptop for traveling.
-has to be compatible with tablets, art programs like Photoshop, paint tool sai and have good pen pressure.
-want it to be well known, reliable, sturdy, last for years. If the cords/wires are made from a good material that would be great too since I've gone through like 4 macbook cords...
-doesn't need a mic or cam but if it does, want it to work very well so I don't have to replace it with another.
-My limit $1500. Might be able to go up a bit higher if it's really worth it.
If the brand or company of the tablets/ computers your recommend have warranties that would be great since I tend to have bad luck with this kind of stuff.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you could say anything to help that would be great. I want to be able to draw better and investing in some new gear seems worth it. Looking forward to finally using pain tool sai, better streams, and finally being able to use DA again! lol ^^