I need some advice from more those who have experience.
Here´s the thing, I will be going on a trip for about a year, (I'm from Argentina, but I will be visiting France.I have an aunt there. and Brazil. and a few other countries). As a 2D freelance artist I work 95% of the time at home, so this trip comes just on time when should upgrade my pc (mine is already 7 years old :P), but as I need to save money and also I´ll be traveling I will postpone this a year, year and a half. Besides, I want to learn 3D modeling and rendering.
I did my research, (and almost went nuts XD) hardware for rendering is more tricky than just for plain 2d. Ok so, if anyone can advice me I will be grateful!
I need a laptop. (because of traveling ) but as I said. I need to save money and also no point to burn bucks now for a laptop because after a year I will be building a new pc. I don´t need a super extreme one. IM not a hardcore gamer and I don´t care if cpu is not the latest one.
or the gpu is not the most powerful at this moment also I don´t care if I need to wait some more minutes, since I will be learning.
What I understand that cpu comes first, ram more is better, ssd and hdd and a good quality lcd (I will be doing some 2d art ocationaly so I need a good ips screen).
I will be using "modo" and Z brush, and if I can something like Painter.
zBrush is more cpu bounded so not much to say here I guess.
Modo relys on open gl for viewport right ? for what I found yes, so. what gpu ? (correct me if Im wrong pleas)
Rendering maxwell.octane. vray ? I dont have a clue about them, some are gpu accelerated like octane.
but since I don't plan to render biiig scenes.
Also since I prefer to save some bucks, getting a 9xx m nvidia gpu. would be enough?
What I want to achieve is build a model and render it, like some of Mr. Tor Frick 3D stuff (model +render).
To sum up, a laptop with and I7 HQ cpu. 16GB Ram, 250-500 ssd + 1tb hdd. is ok-ish?
Rest of the setup : GPU : ? 970M ? 1050 ti ? 980m ? As for the screen, 1080p or 4K? I don't mind if the laptop is heavy. so better a 17" screen ?
That's all. Keep in mind folks that didn't bought a laptop since peeff! like 8 years. I was using ipads, cintiq companions and my desktop pc.
I have a budget of 1000 u$d (I can go higher but I prefer avoid that), I don't mind getting a used one on ebay either.
Regards to all and thanks in advance.
TLDR: I will be traveling, I need a laptop. My budget is ~$1000.00 USD. I don't need bleeding edge hardware. Tor is my hero, I use Modo, zBrush and Painter, HALP!
Mod edit: Fixed formatting -Vig