I'm going into architecture @ University of New York this fall.
i need a laptop....hmmmm....
i'm thinking of a tablet... i got to use them in high school (jr and sr years), and it's pretty sweet. they were toshiba base models, but still pretty damn good.
do i need a tablet? i'm not sure if architecture will need a tablet, but it couldn't hurt right?
if not, i want an ultraportable. something that weighs under 5lbs for sure. i don't need to play games. i'll need it for basic multimedia (downloading/viewing movies, tv-out, dvd-burning, video editing, etc) and autocad type stuff. i've found that maya 7.0 runs on really shitty old computers, i don't think it's a big deal that i get top o' line processing power.
what are some brands i should be looking at? i don't plan on buying anything till august, so i got some time to decide.
i don't want to go over $1800 ish
i saw a really really nice toshiba tablet @ office depot the other day for $999.
also, i'll be living in an apartment (i have to travel for business, so i can't do dorms sadly), and i'll be hooking up a nice 5.1 or 6.1 surround to it, so it better sound good. although i could buy a creative audigy for laptops