Happy New Year everyone!
My Surface Book is reaching the end of its life and I’m looking to upgrade. I’ve heard too many issues of poor quality control and performance with the Surface Book 3, so I’m interested to see what other designers recommend.
I need to run the Adobe suite (PS, Ai, Id, Xd, Dn, Pr) for graphic design, video editing, and 3D modeling. I need minimum 32 GB RAM and 526 GB storage, at or under $3,000 USD. My main contenders at the moment are the 16" MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 17, and Gigabyte Aero. I’ve heard great things about the power of all three, but my concerns are the durability and quality control. I’d like this computer to last me at least 5 years without having to replace components. A touch screen is ideal, but I can always fall back on my iPad for illustration.