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Choosing a Laptop for Animation, Adobe, and Gaming?

Hi, I'm trying to decide on a good laptop that can run a good group of big programs like Photoshop, Flash CC, 3D modeling, other animation programs and as well as a few games.
For this, i would need a memory of 16GB, right? And ideal capacity 1TB.
However, I'm not sure what a good color/screen quality would be to look for.
More importantly, I don't know whether or not a Windows or Mac would be better. Macs are safer virus-wise, and I'm used to the clean layout, but it can't play the games i'd like it to because they no longer support X11. Then, Windows can run all the games I'd like just fine as well as the programs, however it's more prone to viruses, and the area of business i'm leaning towards prefer Macs, in many cases.

My questions are, firstly, are there alternatives for these problems? And, what ideal storage memory/capacity and computer types should i look for? Specific models are appreciated. Thanks.

Here are a couple computer's I've looked at. What one do you think is best for me?

- MSI GS60 Ghost Pro-002 (Intel Core i7, 16 GB, 1TB, 128GB Solid State Drive,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics)

- Asus- ROG 17.3" Model GL752VWDH71 (i7, 16GB, 1TB, NVIDIA GTX 960M graphics)

- Asus- G751JT 17'' (i7, 16GB, 1000GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive)

- MSI GE72 APACHE PRO-242 17.3'' (i7, 16GB, 1TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive)

-Ideapad Y700 17'' (i7, 16 GB DDR4, Up to 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD, NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 960M 4GB)

- Alienware 17 or 18 (i7, 16GB, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M with 6GB GDDR5, 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s)

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Are you a student?

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I see a 999.99 17 inch model.

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Thanks

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HUGE thanks, this really helps. Yes, I am a student, and the 17'' sounds really good to me, but if it's better to go 15'' I'll just do that. But as long as the prices are really close, i'll probably go with 17''. Thanks again!

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Students learn why 17's are not a great idea.

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It takes a few months for some...

You know partly why now. The second part is the extra size and such seems to break down faster with daily schlepping.

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2vram vs. 4vram?

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Oh, that's right. 15'' might be better then.

One more question: The one's you gave me have 2GB VRam. As apposed to 4GB Vram, what will it affect and will it make a difference?

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Theory.

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My son has no regrets on the model he got. It's "only" 2GB RAM which is more than enough for 1080p gaming. Now if you were to try a second display, maybe but there should be not much effect on FPS rates.

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