I am a sophomore in college and I just changed my major to graphic design. I have always loved art, however i am unfamiliar with computers. (dont get me wrong, i love my major. this isnt some crazy teenage whim) i am working with a two thousand dollar budget, (but i am really trying to spend just $1000 or less; maybe $1300) and i need to know what kind of computer to buy.
the situation is that my old windows 95 computer finally died on me last week. (my baby!) i justusedit for internet.now im thinking about buying a laptop.
in our class we use mac os 9.im not even familiar with computers all that well, and i really dont know anything about macs, but i am a quick learner. should i just buy a pc now and get a good mac closer to graduation time (in 3 years) or are macs so good that i wont need to replace it buy the time i graduate?
my friend said get a computer with at least 40gb hard disk and 512 mb ram. what are your suggestions for minimum system requirements? of course, i dont even know what he is talking about (okay, i do. just kidding)
what is a good laptop computer to buy for a graphic design major? im thinking that im going to buy a mac later but if you can persuade me to buy it now please do. i dont want to deal with a computer that is going to break down on me repetitively.
just put down anything that would help me because as you can see, i need some help!
thank you for your attention