I'm starting a graduate program in digital art and animation this fall, and I'm looking into buying a lap top so I can do some of my work at home. I'm a complete newbie.
I hope to specialize in Autodesk programs like Maya...and I'm transitioning from a MAC. I would really appreciate some affordable recommendations and/or tips to consider before I invest in a computer. I'm also interested in a WAICOM tablet but since I'm new, I probably wouldn't go after the newest/most advanced model.
I'd like to get a lap top and I was also thinking about getting the student version of Maya. Preferences (Dells vs. Hewlett Packard, websites, etc.) are also appreciated! I've heard PCs are the way to go for digital art, however, so please chime in. I could really use the guidance.
Thank you for your help!