I just started in the field of animation. And after using an old 12 inch macbook. I am starting to realize I need to invest in a new machine. I love laptops. But not sure something like a macbook pro would be adequate or not. I thought of buying a new Imac. Id love a Mac Pro, but unfortunately do not have the funds for that in the near future.
I will most likely be buying a macintosh. As Ive used them for years and they are preferable for me over a PC. My questions are:
Laptop or Desktop? Will I lose something by getting a laptop, if it is a good one. Or am I better off with a better monitor for graphics purposes? Especially if it is something like a 15-17 inch MacBook Pro?
How important is the graphics card? Is 256 RAM on a graphics card adequate or should I shoot for 512 for sure?
My understanding as much processing speed is ideal?
And from what Ive read so far a minimum of 4GB of RAM?
Anything else I should worry about? I will be running Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
Any help is appreciated.