So roughly a month and a half ago I had a poll of a new laptop to get with teh Ryzen 5 HP Envy X360 coming in as a poll winner. But, I did say that if / when the new System76 Oryx Pro came out and it had a 6 core processor that I would have to look into it because of the extra cores, which I am all for. On top of that, earlier today I was reminded of the Asus laptop that has a real desktop RX580 and real desktop Ryzen 7 1700. So, now I have a new spec proposal:
As an everyman machine, the Envy X360 15z is a fucking steal. As near as I can tell, its the only laptop on the market that boasts the features it has, but in recent research there are 3 actual modhel RX560D style. 1 is windows ink enabled, 1 is just basic touch screen, and one is the early early models that sometimes had working touchscreens and when they did drivers would crash. These are fucking everywhere and mixed in with each other, but if I were to buy one I would buy it from best buy and spuc it myself as they only have the windows ink enabled models, which are the ones I am interested in.
Then, theres the new Oryx Pro.
Theres the specs if you haven’t seen it yet. It would be relatively the same as before, just with a 6 core processor and probably a 1060 now as I need to gain cash to move out. But still, my problem with the machine is that nvidia chip. If they had Vega’s I would be all in, but I just can’t trust that nvidia drivers aren’t going to bork everything like they have in the past. BUT… The 6 cores force me to really look at it, hard.
Then still, the omen from before. 4 core 7700HQ, 8GB 580, all that.
But I forgot about this thing.
That asus, if I remember correctly, was complretely linux useable without a hitch! And has desktop chips in it too that don’t overheat.
But aremis you silly slut you said you needhed a touch screen with pen capability!
Not to worry nerds, for there are Cintiq’s.
I’ve actually been looking at cintiq’s for a while, and while pricey, would be a lot better than the X360 for what I want to do in digital art. Albeit over my head at the start, but quality nonetheless. h Even not-really-cintiq’s but close enough ones. Such as:
But I need deeper research into them. I could also just use the tablet I have and upgrade to a newer one. While the touchscreen would add to my workflow with the X360, I’d mostly use it for art in all honesty. After thinking about it for a while I might as well to a cintiq or something similar to one.
So, as an updated poll, again choose my fate. If there aren’t enough votes to justify a different machine then I will stick with the X360 and not really worry about it.
- HP Envy X360 15z
- HP Omen with 7700HQ and RX580 + External Tablet for art
- S76 Oryx Pro 6 core + External Tablet for art
- Asus ROG GL702ZC + External Tablet for art
Also general links for reference, again.
And potential tablets as mine is… well, kinda shit.
I list Huion because I like them. If you have ideas, put them forth as I only have limited experience.
Over the next few days I’ll do research. A lot of things don’t occur to me that I can purchase such amazing machines as that Asus, but with a source of income and soon a probable job change, I’ll be able to buy a new laptop in no time, and optionally a tablet depending on if consensus has changed.
And again, if there aren’t enough votes to justify a change, I stay with the X360 as planned.
Thanks! Off to bed.