I'm here to ask what has been already asked many times. Is a laptop better than a desktop computer?
Usually, people say "According to your need" or "Desktop PCs because they are more powerful and less expensive" ... but looking at my need, would it be the right decision? I'm 19 and graduated this year and after 3 years I have studied 3D (So I'm not new in this field), I decided to get a computer (now I have money unlike 3 years ago) for modelling, sculpting and rendering. I aimed to buy to Asus Roger GL753VE-GC004T (Amazon Italy) (my budget doesn't overcome 1300$). Here is the hardware in a nutshell:
- CPU: i7 7700HQ 2,8Ghz - 3,8Ghz
- GPU: 1050 Ti 4GB
- RAM: 16GB DDR4
- Display: Full HD 17"
As I said, with the computer I will use Blender, ZBrush, Photoshop and I'm going to start VFX.
In my country (Italy) the field of Computer Graphics 3D is new and it's at a low level unlike abroad where, for instance, in the UK it will be easier to apply for these jobs. I'm not a novice but at an intermediate level, so as soon as I will get the pc, I'm going to spend a lot of time to create advanced stuff. For example how much would an assembled desktop computer be more powerful than the laptop I chose. At first, I wanted to buy the laptop pc because after I will have created many rendering and I will have shared on my portfolio, I would have applied for a job in Italy (for a short time - just to produce something for someone) and abroad (permanently) as in Italy it's difficult.
However this Asus has good features, but what stops me is the GPU, sometimes I think that in the future I will need a more powerful one, but is an assembled desktop worth to lose the mobility with a greater GPU. Does a 1050 Ti live up? Then, I thought that if I will work for someone in Italy (that is probably far from my house), it's not sure I would work for someone that provides the hardware I need to work (because the desktop would stay at home). There are many questions in my head but there is a great confusion in it, I hope you understand! I'm afraid to choose the wrong thing and I want advice from anyone how knows what I'm talking about. Can you help me?