looking to buy a new computer, probably a laptop. i currently have windows vista on a compaq, and it is horrible. when i run painter i am destroyed by its lag! and i cant even try running photoshop -_- anyways can you guys tell me what i should be looking for to get a smooth running computer? and if you guys have any specific laptops that you like throw some names my way!
Don't spend over 500 for a new laptop, they just get outdated very quickly and because of limited upgradeability it becomes a waste of money.
You can get an icore-3 or icore-5 processor and be fine. Make sure you get one that doesn't have ATI/Radeon graphics card. It's just that I've seen people report issues with it when trying to draw.