I thought this would be the best place to ask for such a thing, given that I'll mostly be using my new computer for photoshop (digital painting and such)
The laptop i'm using now is a 2 gb RAM, 4 year old dell laptop with a processor which....well I'm not sure what it's processing power is as of now, but it's not that good anymore. It's been acting up lately too, gets really slow at time and overhearts pretty quickly.
By august of next year I'll have about 1,300$ to spend on a new system...the problem being i'm not all that tech savvy so I really don't know what I should get. I won't be doing a lot of gaming on my pc, but I want to know what really affects photoshops performance (I want to be able to work around areas of 8000x8000 without it crashing), the RAM or processing power? Both? Again, sorry for the noobishness but I kinda need to know all this so that I get myself the right tool for working
And apart from that, what would be better, desktop or laptop?